When Does Asphalt Need to Be Replaced?

The Pacific Northwest experiences wet weather almost year-round.  While the moisture is great for our trees and environment, it can wreak havoc on asphalt pavement. Water and ice are two of the most destructive elements to asphalt. They can turn a small crack into a major pothole in a matter of a few days. We’re...
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What’s in a Sign? How New Signage Helps

Traffic safety and directional signs are a vital component of regulating the highways, streets, and parking lots of our community. Without them, traffic and commerce would come to a standstill. Road signs also play a critical role in traffic and pedestrian safety. The raising of speed limits has been studied extensively over the years and...
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Is Your School’s Parking Lot Safe Enough?

School parking lots are one aspect of school safety that’s sometimes overlooked by parents, administrators, and even the maintenance staff. What many people don’t realize is that a school parking lot can be a dangerous place for children and pedestrians alike, due in part to the high volume of car traffic before and after school....
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What Is Seal Coating and How Can It Protect Your Asphalt?

It’s hard to imagine life without asphalt. It covers our roads, parking lots, and even airport runways. Asphalt allows for vehicles to drive on a smooth surface and offers superior protection against rain, snow, and ice. The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) estimates that around 796,000 miles of roads and over 90% of all parking...
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5 tips for safer winter roads

Five Tips for Safer Winter Roads in Your Community

Wintertime in the Pacific Northwest means snow, rain, and the occasional ice storm. The inclement weather can very quickly lead to unsafe situations for all drivers on the road. While it’s up to the motorists to maintain a safe following distance and drive with caution, community managers also play a role in keeping drivers safe....
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Staying Safe in the Work Zone

Highway maintenance workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. They’re tasked with performing construction on busy highways or intersections that have been transformed into a literal maze of barrels, cones, and sudden lane changes. The chances of an accident occurring are very real. For the average motorist, highway work zones represent nothing...
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How to Protect Your Parking Lot from Snow Damage

Wintertime in the Pacific Northwest is filled with ice, snow, and wet weather. As beautiful as ice and snow look on a mountaintop, it becomes an annoyance and hazard when it impacts our cities and streets. Snow and ice accumulation in parking lots is an annual event that most parking lot owners shrug off with...
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Hidden Costs of Poor Asphalt Drainage

Most parking lot owners tend to think of asphalt as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing.  It’s a considerable expense to have a parking lot repaved, and once it’s done, most people tend to forget about it until the calendar says it’s time to have it repaved again. By performing a little bit of parking lot...
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History of the Stop Sign

The STOP sign is one of the most highly recognizable signs in the world. It tells cars and motor vehicle traffic to come to a complete stop, look both ways, give right-of-way, and then proceed when safe. If you’re like most people, you got your first introduction to the stop sign during high school Driver’s...
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