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Post-Winter Asphalt Repairs Are Well Underway

Mother Nature has a way of wreaking havoc on paved surfaces. The freeze thaw process is very damaging to Chicago’s roadways and parking lots. We’re sure you’ve noticed an abundance of cracks, patches, and potholes that we haven’t had a chance to address yet. We’re getting there! Unlike our lone friend in the photo above, we have full crews of expert asphalt workers across the city making things happen. Let’s talk about how weather affects asphalt and the processes required to repair damaged asphalt. […]

By |March 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Asphalt Sealcoating and Line Painting Go Hand in Hand

Sealcoating is the process of using a squeegee or a sprayer to lay a coat of sealant on top of an asphalt surface. This process rejuvenates the color of the asphalt, effectively bringing it back to the perfect pitch black of new pavement. Because it does cover all lines and imperfections in the surface, new lines must be painted on parking lots and roadways every time a sealant is applied. Here’s a brief overview of the processes. We hope you will understand why it takes proper maintenance for your favorite parking lots or roadways to retain that just-paved appearance and functionality. […]

By |March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Asphalt Maintenance Requires Expertise

Over the years there are many companies that are going to jump into the fray of construction and the trades. The same is true for industries like asphalt and paving, and many times people find that the new comers aren’t quite as good as those that have been in business for some time. That’s the big thing that many are finding out across trades, and it’s a matter of expertise and equipment. For instance, you’re going to find we at RAPCO have been in business since 1961. We have been working with paving for longer than many other companies and the work we do shows expertise in a lot of different arenas. […]

By |March 11th, 2015|0 Comments

3 Reasons for Getting an Annual Maintenance Program for Asphalt

Millions of cars go through the parking lots of big box retailers, and small business lots alike. As a driver you may not think twice about this, but business owners have to think about the wear and tear that this inflicts on parking lots. Not only that, there are other issues at play as well. Natural elements can cause havoc to a lot including harsh weather like rain, sleet, snow, and heat. When these variables collide over the course of a year, even the most amazing paved areas will crack, peel, and break apart. It’s imperative to protect investments through the use of an annual maintenance program as it can help in a variety of ways. […]

By |March 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Hiring a Good Asphalt Company for Asphalt Repair

As with hiring any construction company, you are going to find that there are a lot of choices of asphalt repair companies in the greater Chicago area. There are a lot of companies that can assist you with this, but you don’t want to hire just anyone, you will want to make sure that you seek out the best in the industry. This becomes especially true if you have a large strip of land with a parking lot that needs maintenance and repair. At first glance, you may find that this is a matter of just hiring someone with the right tools, but it goes much deeper than that. […]

By |February 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Busy City Streets and Asphalt Parking Lots Require Regular Maintenance

Chicago is a busy place, no one can deny that. Our roadways and parking lots are without a doubt some of the busiest in the United States. Maintaining such a large amount of asphalt is a never-ending process. Someone somewhere continually needs the services of a top quality asphalt company to repair cracks or potholes, or simply to apply sealcoat to keep serious problems at bay. Rapco Asphalt Maintenance proudly steps up to the plate and provides high quality asphalt repair in the Chicago area. Call us at 847-299-1830. […]

By |February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Asphalt Maintenance Is Often Overlooked

Millions of people today are driving, walking, skateboarding, and riding along streets that haven’t been worked on or maintained in a long time. For the most part, these options are a matter of the city. Metropolitan areas, dense major cities, and other areas have to deal with these things due to government contracts that are usually awarded based on budget and more. However, there are some things that you can help, whether you own a home or you have a piece of commercial property. Either way you will want to look into a few things that get overlooked too often, and end up needing our help. […]

By |February 11th, 2015|0 Comments

3 Signs that You Need to Hire an Asphalt Company

Whether you own a home or you have a commercial property, you’re going to need to pay close attention to the parking situation. Even if you have a garage and a nice driveway that leads to your home or office there are going to be moments when you will need to consider asphalt repair to […]

By |February 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Paved Parking Garage

Asphalt maintenance in your parking garage is just as important as maintaining a flat exterior parking lot. Parking garages go through the same weather problems as other areas of the city even though they are mostly-covered. Water still settles on top of the asphalt and creates the potential for ice, seepage, and damage. Cracked asphalt and potholes create a dangerous situation for vehicles in such tight quarters and must be repaired as quickly as possible. Here are some tips for inspecting and maintaining your paved parking garage. […]

By |January 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Properly Paving and Maintaining both Rural and City Roadways

Both rural and city roadways require maintenance and occasional repaving. The paving process takes time to ensure that all safety measures are taken and no procedural steps are missed. An improperly prepared substrate will throw off the entire paving project and make it unstable. Unstable paving equates to sloppy work and serious problems including water damage and potholes in a short amount of time. Avoid these issues by calling on Rapco Asphalt Maintenance in Franklin Park, IL at 847-299-1830. We service the entire Chicago area and provide asphalt paving solutions to all types of commercial and residential clients. […]

By |January 21st, 2015|0 Comments