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Why Choosing Asphalt over Concrete is the Way to Go

The decision to choose between concrete and asphalt for your new driveway can indeed be a difficult decision to make. Both can transform your property into a masterpiece with relative ease. Here at Rapco Asphalt Maintenance, we believe all homeowners and business owners benefit greatly from asphalt. We are going to talk about some of the advantages of choosing asphalt over concrete for your driveway as the topic of today’s blog. […]

By |September 30th, 2014|1 Comment

How to Find the Best Asphalt Contractor

Choosing the right asphalt contractor for your business parking lot or home driveway is extremely important to the overall satisfaction you’ll receive with the finished project. You don’t want to end up with a contractor who does not do the job right and it ends up being a hassle and a waste of money. We are going to tell you what you need to look for in an asphalt contractor in Franklin Park, IL and the greater Chicago area. […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Prevent Asphalt Damage with Sealcoating

Asphalt is designed to take a beating. It is made from aggregates like stone, sand, and gravel with asphalt cement as a binding agent. It is entirely recyclable and often proves to be more effective the more it is recycled. The next time you are stuck in traffic due to repaving or irritated because the parking lot is temporarily gravel due to the asphalt being torn out for repaving, remember that this process is only temporary. You’re in the process of getting an entirely new road or parking lot that will likely be stronger than the last. […]

By |September 16th, 2014|1 Comment

Early Pothole Detection Prevents Expensive Asphalt Repair Costs

Frequent inspections and early detection of damages to your asphalt parking lot prevents potentially expensive asphalt repair costs in the future. Filling or patching a crack is much less expensive than repaving the entire area because of extensive damages that went unnoticed for far too long. Your business and your customers deserve a well maintained parking lot, entry, and exit. A successful business is one that is properly inspected and cared for on all fronts. I’m going to go over several ways you can detect problems with your asphalt parking lot. […]

By |September 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Crack Sealing Offers Temporary Repair to Cracked Asphalt Parking Lots

Franklin Park, IL and the greater Chicago area sees a variety of weather throughout the year. We often have bitter cold during the winter and scorching heat during the summer. Autumn and spring months vary greatly depending on weather patterns from all different directions. Our city’s paved parking lots and roads go through a lot of freeze-thaw, and are tortured by a great amount of heat during the summer. Asphalt maintenance, while it can be an annoying hindrance to normal traffic patterns, is required in order to maintain properly functional roadways and parking lots. […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Asphalt and the Environment: Our Truly Sustainable Roadways and Parking Lots

Everyone is talking about using sustainable materials to aid in making our building practices more environmentally friendly. I wanted to touch on how asphalt is helping in those efforts because so many people get upset when they see a new parking lot being poured. I agree that we need more environmentally friendly areas in the city, but I assure you that we are not damaging the environment in our parking lot building process. […]

By |August 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Asphalt and Airports: Everything You Need to Know

Airports are fascinating places. A place where adventures begin, journeys end, and the complexities of human relationships are very much apparent. But have you ever considered the nuts and bolts of airports? The construction of the signal tower; the departure lounge; and the runway itself? And what about the challenges faced; for safety, quality, and […]

By |August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

How Much do You Know About Asphalt?

Each and every year, millions of tons of asphalt are paved across sidewalks, highways and parking lots all over the States. But considering its vital role in our modern world – creating the infrastructure to travel from A to B – how much do you know about asphalt? Do you know what it is, how […]

By |May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

When Should You Sealcoat Your Asphalt?

All Asphalt pavements, whether they be parking lots, highways and streets, or your home driveway asphalt, requires maintenance. Over time, newly paved asphalt becomes worn – affecting its condition and appearance. But what can you do to preserve your asphalt? In our latest blog we explain all about sealcoating; when you need it, how it […]

By |May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Repairing and Maintaining Your Parking Lot After Winter

The winter months can cause considerable damage to asphalt. Cold weather and the harsh freeze thaw cycle can cause pavements to break up which, if unrepaired, can quickly get worse. After an especially harsh winter in Chicago – you won’t need reminding that it was the coldest since records began – your parking lot will […]

By |April 21st, 2014|0 Comments