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We’re Diamond Certified. But What Does That Mean?

(Hint: It’s Good) 2022 marks the 15th consecutive year Black Diamond Paving has been Diamond Certified. But while that Diamond Certification means everything inside of our industry, people are still learning about this honor outside of it. Having earned “Highest in Quality and Helpful Expertise” by Diamond Certified 15 times in a row is a […]

Common Sidewalk Issues to Keep an Eye On

The average lifespan of a sidewalk is between 20 and 30 years. Along the way, that sidewalk will naturally experience a little wear and tear. This article highlights a few of the most common sidewalk problems and why it’s important to fix them. So, whether you’re running a nonprofit, a retail location, or Jeff Bezos’ […]

What on Earth Did We Just Unearth?

The Craziest Things Paving Crews Have Found During a Job At Black Diamond, we’ve seen everything from potholes, to rutting, to alligator cracking. In fact, you could say that we’ve seen it all. But every once in a while, a pavement crew will find something so astonishing that no amount of experience could’ve prepared them […]

The Asphalt Life Cycle

Why The Asphalt Life Cycle Matters You know what they say: All good things must come to an end. Well, the same is true for your asphalt. Whether you’re maintaining an asphalt parking lot, driveway, or road, you’ll definitely see some natural degradation over time. But before we get into specifics of how your asphalt […]

How Your Pavement Affects Your Property Value

When you’re thinking about the value of your property, the odds are, you’ve already factored in all of the basics. You’ve thought about the square footage. You’ve thought about the location. And you’ve looked into all of the area’s comparable sales. But have you given any thought to your pavement? An unfairly neglected, but crucial […]

The Pothole Problem

Picture this: You’re driving to work, sipping your coffee and then it happens. Your car hits a depression in the road, your coffee goes flying, and the party grinds to a halt. Congratulations! You’ve just hit one of 55 million potholes in the United States. The Formation of Potholes Like anything else, pavement is susceptible […]

Black Diamond Named an Industry “Top Contractor”

…And What That Really Means! For the fifth time since 2013, Black Diamond Paving has been named an industry “Top Contractor” by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, the paving industry’s leading trade publication. And this has us feeling like we’re on top of the world! What Is the Top Contractor Award? Each year Pavement Maintenance & […]

Which Costs More: Asphalt or Concrete?

We know everyone’s tired of slogging through 15 minutes of clickbait just to get to a simple answer online. So, we’ll come right out and give you what you’re looking for: concrete usually costs more than asphalt. But that’s the simplified answer…the only way to understand the entire financial equation is to get a better […]

Six Fun Facts About Asphalt

We’ve been in the paving business for 25 years. So, it’s no surprise that we know everything that there is to know about asphalt. We know asphalt’s favorite restaurant. We know asphalt’s maiden name. And we know the last four digits of asphalt’s social. We know it all because we’ve truly earned a doctorate in […]

The Warmest Mix on the Market

Warm Mix Asphalt and How it’s Revolutionizing the Industry When you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re likely to have quite a few advantages…when it comes to asphalt, that is. The industry standard of hot mix asphalt (HMA) has had a good run, providing a mix that has enjoyed proven strength, workability, and […]

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