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

The Benefits of an Annual Asphalt Maintenance Program

No matter how much work goes into building a parking lot, it will need maintenance to help it last for as long as possible. Every structure requires regular maintenance in order to extend its life, and asphalt is no exception. Pavement that does not receive regular maintenance will crack and become similar to loose gravel. Rapco Asphalt Maintenance in Chicago will help with all of your residential or commercial asphalt maintenance needs. […]

By |December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Understanding Why Your Pavement is Sinking

When you want a beautiful pavement the initial cost is not all you have to think about. You will have to invest in maintenance so that the installation continues to pay off in the long term. Occasionally there will be a need for repairs, and quick action will help to keep your overall costs down. One common problem with pavement is that some areas may start to sink or buckle. Two reasons for sinking and buckling are extreme weather conditions and poor maintenance. […]

By |December 5th, 2014|0 Comments

How to Recognize Whether Your Asphalt Needs Repairs

Maintenance is one of the things you have to budget for whether you own a home, a business, or a vehicle of any kind; let’s face it, you can’t evade regular maintenance if you own anything! The costs can be significant depending on the type and size of your property, but it is a given that you will spend more money over time if you ignore regular maintenance tasks. It is simple logic that if you deal with small problems early, you can end up saving money. This is particularly true when caring for asphalt surfaces. […]

By |November 28th, 2014|0 Comments

How Long Will Your Asphalt Pavement Last?

One question you may have about any major construction project is how long you can expect it to last. Some pavement jobs can take a lot of time due to their size. Since this can be a big investment, it is natural for you to have some questions. You may want to learn a bit about the process, and naturally, you will want to be assured of value for money. Rapco Asphalt Maintenance is located in the Franklin Park area and provides all asphalt services in the greater Chicago area. […]

By |November 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Asphalt Pavement and Driveways: Assessing and Managing Water Damage

One of the most damaging elements to asphalt is water. If there are cracks in your pavement, water can seep in and eat away the foundation. Eventually, this will cause some parts of the asphalt to sink. This is what usually leads to the creation of potholes. Over time, water can also erode the edges of pavement and driveways. Thankfully, there are ways to protect your asphalt work from the damaging effects of water.

Before even laying foundation for asphalt, we examine the land to determine factors such as:

Possible sources of water and the drainage system on the property
The amount of rainfall and even the number of storms an area normally gets
Whether a slope on the property normally causes water to settle in a particular spot
How we can redirect potential water issues before they become a problem


By |November 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Five Dangers to Your Asphalt Pavement

Whether you have a large parking lot or a small driveway, it pays to understand the primary enemies of asphalt. These can seriously affect the appearance and the structural integrity of your asphalt surfaces. Thankfully, a company that offers asphalt maintenance services can easily repair any damage that results from these hazards. […]

By |November 5th, 2014|0 Comments