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Here’s to A New Year And New Opportunities

We hope that everyone  had a great holiday season and that you are ready for all the new possibilities that 2018 has to offer. Now that the holidays have come and gone, it is time to settle down and get ready for new ideas, new business and much success in the New Year.

We would like to say “thank you” to everyone on our team, and extend a heartfelt “thank you” to our customers. We appreciate the dedication of all our employees and support staff and we are so “thankful” for the continued patronage of all our customers, large and small.

Our business last year was wonderful. We have future  plans and many expectations to have an even greater year for 2018. We are making plans to serve our customers better, by offering more choices. We are making these changes because we value our customers. We remain committed to always improving and always making you happy. All of our staff, customers and clients help contribute to our successful enterprise.

We take pride in our success. We have had achievements that we can be proud of from last year, 2017. Our success is due to daily, weekly, monthly and yearly hard work, great customer service, repeat business, and referrals.

We look forward to making you look great in 2018 by making your parking lot look great!

Eat Healthy for the Holidays

Lets entertain a little healthier this holiday season. It’s really easy and quite simple to do.  Every year we say “we’re gonna do it”. It does take a little planning and some creativity. It will be fun and so entertaining for you, your family and friends.

This year, get rid of all the refined sugar, sugar filled and over processed foods, snacks, and treats. It’s not hard to make this holiday healthy, fun, nutritious and delicious.

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Why Is Parking Lot Asphalt Repair Important?

There are two main reasons why your parking lot should always be in good condition. The first reason is aesthetics and the second one is referred to as ‘premises liability”.

You want to make a good impression on anyone who visits your business. Good upkeep of the physical plant with parking lot repairs sets the stage for everything else. Remember, you never get a second change to make a first impression!

Premises liability” refers to any accidents such as a trip-and-fall or damage to a vehicle that is caused by improperly maintained parking lots and might be grounds for a lawsuit. In many states, all costs from medical care, long-term therapy, medications, lost time from work and pain and suffering can be calculated into an award. If a pothole or other asphalt hazard leads to an injury, the owner and management company can be held financially responsible for substandard pavement conditions.

All asphalt and concrete pavement is subject to wear and tear over time. The older the pavement, the more likely the parking lot needs asphalt repair. However, special circumstances can accelerate damage

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Asphalt Overlay

Asphalt Overlay 

Asphalt overlay is a method of paving in which a new layer of asphalt is applied to a deteriorating surface.  Instead of tearing up an old surface and starting from scratch, asphalt overlay will use the existing layers as a base for the new asphalt pavement.

If the current surface has suffered severe damage like rutting, potholes, large cracks, and expansions, some additional steps may be needed before an overlay is applied.

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Commercial Parking Lots and the Americans with Disability Act

Most successful companies understand that abundant and well-designed parking is one of the first impressions their firm makes on current and prospective customers.  A well-designed parking lot often is the first impression provided to clients and creates a compelling reason for consumers to shop at their firm.  There is another, and often overlooked, reason for having a professional parking lot: complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Painting the Canvas

When you own a commercial property, it is important to keep it looking neat and professional.  One way to keep the canvas of your parking lot looking good is to seal coat it – think of it like preventative maintenance, just like you would paint a building to keep the weather out so the wood will not deteriorate.

When you seal coat a parking lot, not only does it look good, but it fills in all the little cracks, preventing water from seeping in and causing bigger cracks.  And, of course, it makes it look almost brand new!  And, when the surface is smooth and non-porous, then dirt and debris tend to wash away more quickly, keeping it looking like a fresh, new canvas.

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The Importance of Protecting Cracked Asphalt.

As we talked about in an earlier blog posting, sealcoating asphalt parking lots and driveways is one of the best ways of protecting and prolong the life of an investment.  That investment being the parking lot of your business or the driveway of your home.  One main factor is that proper sealcoating can help prevent to creation of cracks in the pavement, but what if cracks have already appeared?

When an asphalt surface gets a crack in it, this is an open invitation for water and debris to fall is, freeze and thaw, and cause expansion.  This in turn causes more cracking and soon your parking lot is full of pot holes as the cracked pieces of asphalt began to crumble.  However, treating these cracks will go a long way in slowing down and even halting the growth of these unsightly and possibly dangerous breaks in the surface.

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Parking Lot Maintenance is Important

Have you ever pulled a string on a sweater? When you do that, it creates a hole that keeps getting bigger and bigger! Just that same type of thing begins to happen when a parking lot or large paved area gets a crack in it. The paving begins to deteriorate as moisture gets under the pavement and the weather causes freezing and thawing that expands and makes the crack larger.

Once an actual hole appears in the pavement, the deterioration begins to speed up and the pavement will begin to crumble. However, there is an answer. If you do regular maintenance and catch the crack before it becomes a hole, you can slow down the deterioration.

Crack sealing is the first line of defense and it is a good idea to do it in either the Spring or the Fall when the weather is more temperate. By sealing the crack, the moisture is kept out and the freezing and thawing will not cause as much damage to the pavement.

Please give us a call and we can come and give you an assessment of the condition of the parking lot at your business.

Marino Paving 908-226-9660.

Marino Paving—Professional Paving for Your Business

For many of your clients, their first impression of you is formed by how the outside of your office looks—and the very first thing they usually see is the parking lot!

The first step in creating a professional paving job is to address any problems and/or issues that have been created by weather or long-term wear and tear on the pavement. At Marino Paving we take all the steps necessary to create a level base prior to laying down the asphalt.

Once the substructure has been fixed, it is then time to put down the asphalt. A truly professional asphalt job does not have any seams. (However, if you look at many parking lots you can see the overlap between the sections of asphalt!) We take pride in creating a professional finish for our clients.

For a no obligation quote, please give us a call on 908-226-9660.

Why Sealcoating is the Best Defense Against Winter

Summer is almost gone, Fall will be here before you know it and then Winter will be just around the corner!

Why am I discussing the weather? Because the extremes of temperature that we experience in New Jersey are the worst enemy of your parking lot and other paved areas.

When an asphalt surface gets a crack in it, this is an open invitation for water and debris to fall is, freeze and thaw, and cause expansion.  This in turn causes more cracking and soon your parking lot is full of pot holes as the cracked pieces of aspharlt began to crumble.

There are primarily three types of pavement sealers. They are commonly known as refined tar-based (coal tar based), asphalt-based, and petroleum-based. All three have their advantages but typically, but we will look at where you are located and determine the best one for you.

Application methods

Prior to application the surface must be completely clean and dry using sweeping methods and/or blowers. If the surface is not clean and dry, then poor adhesion will result. Pavement sealers are applied with either pressurized spray equipment, or self-propelled squeegee machines or by hand with a squeegee. Equipment must have continuous agitation to maintain consistency of the sealcoat mix. The process is typically a two-coat application which requires 24 to 48 hours of curing before vehicles can be allowed back on the surface. Once the surface is properly prepared, then properly mixed sealer will be applied at about 60 square feet per gallon per coat.

Sealcoating before winter sets in is the best way to make sure that your parking lot lasts as long as possible.  If a sealcoat is done properly, it can keep the the moisture out, and you can avoid the ‘freeze and thaw’ destructive action.

While time is getting away from us, there is still time for you to call for an estimate on seal coating your commercially paved areas.  Just give us a call and we can provide you with a quote.  We look forward to hearing from you!