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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

Keeping Your Pavement in the Best Shape

Installing pavement can be costly, but it is a worthwhile long term investment if you care for it properly. The best paving companies do not stop at installation. They can help you determine exactly what your paving needs are and strategize to develop a maintenance plan. They can also restore your aging pavement so that it looks like new. Here at Rapco Asphalt Maintenance, we help homeowners and businesses alike with all of their pavement needs.

Here are some of the basic services that the best paving companies provide to keep your pavement in the best shape possible. […]

By |October 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Winter Maintenance Tips for Asphalt Driveways

Asphalt maintenance must be continued year-round. All seasons introduce new damaging elements for your paved driveway or parking lot. During the cold months of winter you need to pay extra attention to potentially damaging conditions. You must ensure that the surface of your pavement remain safe for use by both vehicles and pedestrians. You also need to make sure that at the end of winter, you do not end up with an unpleasant surprise, like crocodiling that leads to potholes. Rapco Asphalt Maintenance will gladly work with you to design an inspection and maintenance schedule to ensure the longevity of your pavement. […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Repair in the Chicago Area

Chicago is one of the busiest cities in the United States. Many business owners choose Chicago as the base for their company’s headquarters; and for good reason! The Windy City is a great place for business owners to find fresh new faces to continue business operations and traditions. The sheer number of businesses and homes in the area constitutes the use of a strong substance that can withstand traffic demands placed on it by the city. The asphalt throughout the city really takes a beating, but we’re standing by to maintain and repair asphalt roads in the greater Chicago area. […]

By |October 14th, 2014|0 Comments

How to Remove Stains from Asphalt

Do you have unsightly oil or grease stains on your asphalt driveway? It happens to all of us eventually. Our cars get a leak and then our driveway gets a stain; it’s nearly unavoidable. Everyone wants to keep their driveway looking neat and clean, but some people aren’t sure how to get the stain out of their asphalt driveway. It is pretty simple but we are going to tell you how. […]

By |October 7th, 2014|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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