sealcoat asphalt

5 Things to Expect When Sealcoating You Asphalt

Sealcoat Maintenance

Enhancing appearance should not be the only reason to have a seal coat applied to your asphalt parking lot.  In case you did not know, there are many benefits that come along with taking such a pocket reaping decision.  Improving durability and wearability should be the primary reasons for coat sealing, a part of the comprehensive maintenance of pavements and parking lots.

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What do you expect when sealcoating your parking lot?  Of Course, you expect a breath taking well-stripped surface at the end but here are five things you should expect as part of this process.

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Asphalt Crack

Crack In Your Asphalt

Repairing A Crack In Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Asphalt cracks do happen, and the best preventative medicine is continued maintenance.  As with anything, having knowledge about a specific subject helps you to make the best decisions when it comes time for maintenance and care.   As always I turned to the experts of asphalt paving and repair to help get some great content for this article.

Crack in AsphaltOver time, there isn’t much you can do to avoid cracks in your asphalt parking lot, driveway or roadway. Even with a good asphalt paving job, professionally done with the best materials, it begins aging the minute it cools down. The oil that binds it together weakens, and the movement of the ground, in combination with the effects of moisture and the sun, cause it to deteriorate. Once a crack appears, moisture reaches below the pavement’s surface and softens it, or in cold climates freezes it, causing it to expand. The pavement around the crack then starts to deteriorate, which makes the problem worse. For this reason, it’s best to tackle the issue before it gets out of control.

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When It Rains It Pours

Wheel Stops Installation PROJECT

It is pretty funny that the last post I did was all about parking lot striping, and today I am writing about parking lots again.  One of my clients asked if I could install wheel stops and speed bumps in their parking lot up in the Dallas area.  Not knowing much about either of these, I reached out for help to Parking Lot Striping Plano to get some much-needed assistance.   John, was a great help when it came to all things related to wheel stops and speed bumps and I found it much easier just to subcontract this work out to him instead of making the trek up to Dallas to do it myself.


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Not All Jobs Are Right For a Handyman

This Job Was Not Right For Me

There are times when as a handyman, you are approached with a job that is simply not the right fit for your equipment or expertise.   I was recently approached by a client that owns a business that is in need of having the parking lot restriped.  Although I did appreciate the offer for the job, and also the confidence in me to do a great job, I did have to turn down the job.   I do not have the proper equipment to do the job correctly, and I would not allow myself to do a bad job for a client.   I didn’t fully turn this job down, instead, I referred it to my good friend Ronnie, who does parking lot striping in Houston, TX area.

I have known Ronnie for years and I know for sure he is an expert in his profession.   Not only does he have the proper equipment, crew, and knowledge, but he also was willing to take on the job.  He even agreed to allow me to assist on this specific job so I can learn the process.  Having experience still does not fix the issue of me not having the proper equipment, but I will worry about that if ever approached again about a parking lot striping job.

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How to Pressurewash Gutters

Cleaning Your Gutters

Clogged gutters in your office or home may result in water damage and costly repairs by holding both water and debris. Gutters are often neglected because of the cost of hiring a professional, yet as most people do not know how to pressurewash gutters properly.  We asked Zach from a professional commercial pressure washing company in Houston, TX, Hotshot Pressure Washing to give us a few tips that may help the newbie when it comes to taking this task on by themselves.


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How to Stain a Fence

Update Your Fence

Let’s say you buy a new house or in the current one you have a beautiful garden that is a joy to watch but somehow you see that something is missing and that your house can look even better, I’m talking about the fence that is not stained yet and it looks grotesque. Today we’re going to show you how you can stain a fence in just a few short steps that are very easily to do.

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How the Technology Has Evolved

How Smart Garage Openers can simplify your Life

Smart Phone AppDo you know that you could save both time and effort with a smart garage opener? Well, the home automation market is full of surprises nowadays, advanced garage door controllers make it possible for you to:

  • Secure your garage and home
  • Automatically open and close your garage door
  • Have a schedule of when to open and lock the garage door
  • Lock and unlock garage door from anywhere


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Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

How To Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture

Popcorn ceilings are a kind of ceiling that were quite popularly used in construction in the 50’s through to the 70’s. They are also commonly referred to as cottage cheese ceilings or acoustic ceilings. Popcorn ceilings were applied either by spray painting or painting on, and were popular due to their ability to hide imperfections, as well as their bright white appearance.

As time has passed and building technology has evolved, popcorn ceilings have quickly gone out of style, and are often thought to make a space seem a lot older than it actually is. Popcorn ceilings are also notorious for making rooms look darker due to the multiple shadows created by the popcorn effect. As a result, many people are now opting to get rid of their popcorn ceilings in favor of more visually appealing styles.

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Handyman Gardening

Working in the Garden

What a beautiful thing it is, to have a garden that is decorated with beautiful flowers and birds that sing. I always ensure that my clients flowers are kept and the lawns are mowed. It brings about a feeling that I find hard to explain, a feeling of peace, a feeling of happiness or maybe both. About four years ago when I started to do gardening I was clueless to all the different techniques that were involved. But, with experience it got easier to me and I found that it was something that I really loved. Now when I look outside I see a healthy garden that is well coordinated and attracts birds, bees and other creation of nature from all around. It didn’t happen overnight, there were many things that I had to do in order to see this kind of growth. I had to ensure that I cared for all these plants; from watering them, to fighting weeds for them. Today I am happy to share some of my gardening tips with you.

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