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Which is better, concrete or asphalt?

Which is better, concrete or asphalt?

The question of whether concrete or asphalt is the better paving surface has sparked more than one lively debate. Both materials have many die-hard fans, but many who express a preference for concrete are simply unaware that much of what they believe about asphalt is actually untrue. Many people believe that asphalt has a very short life, but that is not the case. There are spans of public roads t…

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Which is better, concrete or asphalt?

Which is better, concrete or asphalt?

The question of whether concrete or asphalt is the better paving surface has sparked more than one lively debate. Both materials have many die-hard fans, but many who express a preference for concrete are simply unaware that much of what they believe about asphalt is actually untrue. Many people believe that asphalt has a very short life, but that is not the case. There are spans of public roads t…

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Is Asphalt a Sustainable Material?

Is Asphalt a Sustainable Material?

Many people believe that asphalt does not qualify as a sustainable material, because virgin asphalt uses a by-product of petroleum distillation. However, it is actually one of the most sustainable materials available. Asphalt has been nicknamed “perpetual pavement,” due to its ability to be recycled completely and repeatedly. In the U.S. alone, 73 to 100 million tons of asphalt pavemen…

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How Do I Find a Reputable Paving Contractor?

How Do I Find a Reputable Paving Contractor?

With very few exceptions, all industries have their share of con artists and disreputable practitioners. The paving industry, unfortunately, is not one of the exceptions, but most paving contractors are honest, hard-working individuals who deliver a quality product. However, it is wise to exercise the same diligence when you hire a paving contractor as you would for any other major expenditure. A …

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How do potholes form?

How do potholes form?

Two things are necessary for potholes to form. First, water has to be able to reach the underlying soil, which will destabilize it. Second, the asphalt must be subjected to traffic; because the primary function of the asphalt is to bear loads, there is little that can be done to eliminate this factor. However, with proper maintenance and timely repairs, the first factor — water penetration &…

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How often should I re-stripe my parking lot?

How often should I re-stripe my parking lot?

There are several benefits to restriping a parking lot as part of a regular asphalt maintenance program. The first benefit is curb appeal. The parking lot is a business owner’s first opportunity to make a favorable impression on potential customers. A well-maintained parking lot is aesthetically pleasing to your customers and it shows pride in your business. The next benefit is safety. Well-mark…

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1-800-Sealcoat of Atlanta – The Surface Masters

1-800-Sealcoat of Atlanta – The Surface Masters

The Surface Masters, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been invited to join and partner with the nationally acclaimed 1-800-Sealcoat Network! The network is comprised of licensed and qualified asphalt maintenance contractors servicing the world’s leading companies across our nation. This also gives us added ability to serve our national clients. Some of the companies include Target, Wal-Mar…

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The Surface Masters Complete Asphalt Resurface for Sam’s Club – Atlanta Sealcoating

The Surface Masters Complete Asphalt Resurface for Sam’s Club – Atlanta Sealcoating

The Surface Masters recently had the privilege to be a part of a Sam’s Club remodel project just North of Atlanta, Georgia. Asphalt Maintenance Services were integrated in the project and the scope included asphalt sealcoating services. Per the client’s demand, The Atlanta Sealcoating Company was required to work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption to the Sam’s Club heavy day-…

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Atlanta Tennis Court Repair – The Surface Masters Conduct Root Repair

Atlanta Tennis Court Repair – The Surface Masters Conduct Root Repair

An Atlanta tennis community’s tennis courts were experimenting severe root damage at the time of our original court inspection. It had been at least ten years since the courts were last resurfaced and in that time frame, roots became apparent as far as 20 feet into the playing area. Needless to say, the roots caused much damage resulting in hazardous playing conditions. The Surface Masters locat…

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Atlanta Parking Lot Repair Project – Fred’s Store

Atlanta Parking Lot Repair Project – Fred’s Store

The Surface Masters completed a Fred’s Store Parking Lot Repair Project which included asphalt repairs, crack sealing, sealcoating, and pavement marking and striping services. The time sensitive project required SMI to strategically phase the project to minimize the disruption of the store’s customers. As a result of the store’s heavy weekday traffic, each portion of the project had to be co…

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The Surface Masters Complete 250,000 sf Atlanta Asphalt Maintenance Project for an Apartment Community

The Surface Masters Complete 250,000 sf Atlanta Asphalt Maintenance Project for an Apartment Community

The Surface Masters’ worked with this particular client from start to finish with their pavement maintenance project at this Atlanta apartment community – the process included the original asphalt inspection to the finished product. The initial action included a detailed inspection to evaluate the property’s asphalt condition at that time. Per the asphalt inspection results, certain actions …

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What You Can Expect When The Surface Masters Complete a Job

What You Can Expect When The Surface Masters Complete a Job

If you would like to extend the lifespan of your parking lot so that it can last for many years without the need for repaving, contact The Surface Masters today for more information. Not only can you protect and extend its natural life-cycle for many years, but your customers will also love the fresh, well-maintained look. You’ll be surprised at the difference once The Surface Masters repair…

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