3 Tips To Plan Your Parking Lot Budget

Donna Campbell Projects

Capital expenditure projects can be stressful, particularly for commercial property owners or managers. It’s critical to prepare your budget properly to avoid any further surprises. Below we’re sharing our top 3 tips to set up your parking lot budget. 1. Identify Needed Paving Maintenance One of the most common questions we receive from clients is regarding what pavement improvement they …

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Asphalt Resurfacing Tips & Advice

Donna Campbell Education

Asphalt is flexible, strong, cost-effective, and sustainable. It is the material of choice for many when it comes to parking lot reconstruction and resurfacing. However, asphalt resurfacing is not as simple as sweeping your pavement surface and applying a layer of hot mix asphalt. It takes a bit of preparation, as well as a thorough pavement analysis, to make an …

Benefits of Asphalt Sealcoating

Donna Campbell Education

Sealcoating is a pavement maintenance technique utilized by many commercial and industrial facilities, HOA communities as well as city, county, and state agencies to extend the life of their pavement surfaces. In fact, it is one of the most important elements of a pavement maintenance plan in relation to how it protects surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet …

Get answers to your questions about what's involved in an asphalt mill and fill project.

What is an Asphalt Mill & Fill?

Donna Campbell Education, Projects

It’s inevitable: asphalt pavement becomes too worn-out for common maintenance and may require a partial removal, or even a complete reconstruction. A common question we get from prospective clients who are considering doing pavement maintenance is regarding asphalt mill and fill work. They want to know what it entails, how much it costs, and how long the new surface will …

4 Things Your Asphalt Paving Estimate Should Include

Justine Jahnke Education

Paving projects require a lot of upfront decision making including best times to pave, which areas need attention, and who to hire for the job. It’s in your best interest to first collect bids from several reputable paving contractors in your area. Below we outline what those paving estimates should include so you can make good decisions.

Association Paving Projects: What To Expect

Justine Jahnke Home Owner Associations

Successful association paving projects don’t happen by accident. Over our nearly 60 years of paving we’ve done thousands of association jobs. From our experience, we can help you nail down the major milestones that happen before, during, and after a paving project in your HOA. Read on so you can plan for success.

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3 Landscaping Tips for Better Drainage

Donna Campbell Home Owner Associations

Rain and snow runoff in the spring can cause flooding in your HOA. This flooding can cause ponding in lawn areas, impassable streets, and possibly even damage to your pavement. Standing water is also a breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes. You can combat this flooding with better drainage solutions, and that includes your landscaping choices. If you’ve got …

HOAs and condo associations are responsible for maintaining proper drainage infrastructure to prevent flooding.

3 Stormwater Drainage Problems For Associations

Donna Campbell Home Owner Associations

Seattle has a ‘rainy city’ reputation, but did you know that Chicago is right behind Seattle for average annual rainfall? While Seattle’s rainfall is typically a steady drip, Chicagoland sees downpours that can lead to flooding and drainage problems. Conducting regular structural and functional maintenance of your drainage infrastructure will help with flood control and pollutant removal. Proper drainage will …

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Winter-Caused Pavement Problems To Tackle This Spring

Donna Campbell Education

Our Midwest seasonal freezing and thawing cycle is brutal on the pavement. This winter brought wide temperature swings, and we’re just now starting to see the damage. It’s not just the temperatures that are to blame for springtime potholes. De-icing materials (like commercial-grade rock salt) compromise protective sealcoating and breakdown asphalt and concrete over time. Pavement Damage Caused By Freezing, Thawing …