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

Battling Excessive Moisture on Asphalt Surfaces

As tough as asphalt surfaces look, they are not invincible. Water might seem harmless, but it can cause a lot of destruction to paved areas. For this simple reason, drainage is an essential aspect of the building of roads, parking lots and driveways. Water can wear away at these surfaces steadily over time, and at first it may be difficult to notice any changes. It is impossible to completely shield these types of surfaces from the elements, so value starts with proper construction. Regular and effective maintenance is also necessary. […]

By |January 14th, 2015|0 Comments

A Little Asphalt Knowledge Can Save You a Lot of Money

When you get a brand new pavement driveway installed, you can hardly be blamed for thinking that it will last forever. These structures appear very strong, and indeed they are, but they won’t last forever. It is true that the right mixture and installation is best in the long term, but these surfaces will eventually begin to break down. It starts so slowly at first that you might not notice the changes, but as the binding material loosens, you will know that some repairs are in order. Some basic information will help to protect your investment, and help you to know when to give us a call to arrest your asphalt problems. […]

By |January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Regular Maintenance Protects and Extends the Life of Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt is essentially comprised of three things: sand, gravel, and glue. We aren’t talking about something as simple as Elmer’s Glue or Epoxy by any means, but when broken down in to simplest terms that would be a good explanation. The glue in asphalt is a heavy byproduct of refined oil. Today we’re going to discuss how regular maintenance protects and extends the life of asphalt pavement. […]

By |December 31st, 2014|0 Comments

Learn How to Listen to What Your Asphalt Pavement is Saying

A quick visual inspection can tell you a lot about your pavement. You just need to know how to read the cues. Learning to understand what your pavement is saying takes time, so we wanted to share a few tips with you. Today we’ll talk about everything pavement related from ruts to waves. We hope this information will allow you to make a proper inspection of your asphalt and understand when to call us for maintenance or repair before things get out of control. […]

By |December 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Asphalt vs. Concrete for Residential and Small Commercial Projects

Home paving needs and small business commercial paving needs are very similar. Both residential homeowners and small businesses need attractive and functional driveway and parking space, but neither needs a very large area. Here is a comparison between asphalt vs. concrete for residential and small commercial projects.

Though many paving materials are available for your project, […]

By |December 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Advantages of Asphalt paving

When choosing a paving material for your project, you’ll want to consider the ways that material might work best for your individual needs. Concrete is durable and serves as a hard surface for parking and riding bikes, but it is easily stained and porous. Here are the four main reasons asphalt may be the best […]

By |December 19th, 2014|0 Comments