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Rain and Hurricane Damage to Your Parking Lot

It doesn’t take hurricane force winds and rain to wreak havoc on your pavement. Living in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a lot of us see rainstorm damage to our homes and places of businesses year after year.

Once the storm is over, your business or school will likely be open and ready for normal activities. But if your parking lot or driveways have experienced washout from extensive rainfalls, it can create a parking or driving headache for both employees and your guests.

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School Parking Lot Repairs

Do parents complain about the pot holes in your school pick-up line? Are your teachers dodging craters in the parking lot when they’re making their way to class every morning?

Heavily traveled zones like school parking lots are often one of the most common areas for pot holes and worn asphalt to rear their ugly head. At U.S. Pave, our asphalt experts work with your school district maintenance department or facility managers to identify the sources and problems causing the issues in your lot’s problem areas.

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U.S. Pave Featured on the Office Spaces Television Show

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If you happened to tune into the Office Spaces television show on June 27, you may have caught a glimpse of U.S. Pave!

Your go-to company for the highest quality, professional grade concrete and asphalt maintenance and repair services was featured on a segment of the Lifetime Network’s television program as part of a parking lot demolition and remodel of the BrandStar Corporate building.

As part of the project, U.S. Pave worked to beautify the lot, taking into consideration lot leveling, water flow and city compliance. An extended curb, old soil removal and refilling, new asphalt pouring and sealcoating all helped to create a dazzling, safe, and professional new lot for BrandStar employees.
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U.S. Pave Can Help Keep Your Parking Lot Up to Code in Coral Springs, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

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Is your parking lot in compliance with area ordinances?
Many aren’t, according to their city’s requirements, and several cities and municipalities are now requiring area businesses and properties to bring their parking lots up to code.

This could mean fixing broken or damaged signage, correcting errors in striping, making sure lots meet the requirements of the American Disabilities Act, and other general repairs.

Don’t risk being fined and cited.

From permitting to work completion, inspection and maintenance, U.S. Pave can help you bring your parking in compliance with your city or municipality.
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3 Reasons You Should Sealcoat Your Asphalt

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There are few things more beneficial to protecting the life and look of your asphalt or pavement than sealcoating – a technique that works as a type of preventative maintenance, sealing small cracks to prevent water from leaking down into the base material and potentially compromising the foundation underneath.

Sealcoating from U.S. Pave also provides several other benefits:

Improved appearance.The sheen of new sealcoating on a parking lot or pavement helps hide and patch small, unsightly cracks, divots, and rough spots, giving it a smoother, cleaner appearance. It also makes the driveway, parking lot, or pavement look darker, and nearly brand new – good news for you or your business.

Guards against harsh weather. Extreme heat and sun are some of the biggest threats to asphalt. Extremely hot temperatures soften the asphalt, making it more susceptible to cracking, chipping, scuffing, and damage done by heavy traffic. Sealing asphalt can help reduce exposure to damaging UV rays – and protects against oil, gasoline, and other chemical spills.

Reduces the need for costly repairs. Sealcoating helps not only fill cracks and other damage, but also helps to prevent new ones from forming by keeping out damaging moisture, chemicals, and heat. All of this slows asphalt deterioration, extending the life of your pavement by up to 50% and saving you big money in terms of pricey asphalt repairs down the line.

For more information on protecting your asphalt, consider US Pave. Our professional team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality asphalt and concrete repair solutions, on time and on budget. Call today for a free estimate!

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Reduce Your Parking Lot Liabilities

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When it comes to your parking lot, safety should be the top priority. Cracks, trip hazards, potholes and poor signage can cause serious harm to pedestrians and drivers on your property. These hazards are your responsibility as a property owner, and you can be sued if your parking lot does not meet proper standards. Fortunately, finding a trusted and experienced asphalt paving contractor can greatly reduce your parking lot liabilities.

While routine sealcoating can prevent many cracks and asphalt surface damage, it is also highly important to participate in a parking lot maintenance plan. This almost always includes ADA-compliant parking lot striping services. Hiring a paving company who is knowledgeable in the latest ADA-compliance requirements can ensure your parking lot is safe and reduces the potential for lawsuits from your parking lots occupants.

What Is ADA Compliant Parking Lot Striping?

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that when a business restripes a parking lot, it must offer accessible parking spaces in compliance with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. These requirements regulate the location, width and number of spaces as well as removal of accessibility barriers. A parking lot that is not ADA compliant is susceptible to serious penalties and fines.

At U.S. Pave, we deliver affordable solutions for parking lot safety, which includes asphalt paving, pothole repair, trip hazard removal and signage installation. If you have parking lot striping or directional indicators that are absent or faded, you need to act fast before someone gets hurt. We use the highest quality materials to ensure you get the most long-lasting return on your parking lot investments. Call us today and let us determine if your parking lot striping is ADA Compliant in Ft. Lauderdale.

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4 Common Causes of Asphalt Damage

What is the condition of your asphalt? Is your parking lot plagued with unsightly cracks or dangerous potholes? As property owner, it is your job to make sure your asphalt surfaces are clean, safe and attractive. It’s also helpful to know what is causing your asphalt damage so that you can implement the most effective maintenance plan and extend the life of your paving investment.

Your asphalt may be failing due to a number of reasons. Here are the four most common causes of parking lot damage:

Poor Drainage: If your parking lot has poor drainage, it likely has areas of surface water that are threatening its condition. If water seeps through to the foundation of the asphalt, it weakens the base layer and greatly increase the chances for potholes, crumbling and cracking. Fixing structural damage can be costly. Therefore, it is important that you have a proper drainage system in place and that you keep up with your parking lot maintenance needs.

Heavy Trucks: Did you know that the weight of a garbage truck is equivalent to over 2,000 cars? Heavy vehicles are another common source of parking lot cracking. Do your best to minimize heavy traffic or install thicker asphalt along truck routes.

Excessive Sun Exposure: Another uncontrollable factor for asphalt deterioration is sun exposure. Sun exposure accelerates oxidation, which limits the asphalt’s ability to hold its structure together. While you can’t always protect an asphalt surface from the sunlight, you can apply proper sealcoating on a regular basis. This acts as a sunscreen for your parking lot.

Fuel & Oil Spills: If you allow fuel, oil or other corrosive substances to build up on your asphalt, it will quickly destroy the surface. You may find that depressions form in these areas, which can easily be avoided if you routinely inspect and clean spills in your parking lot.

At U.S. Pave, we have everything you need to keep your parking lot or other asphalt surface properly maintained. We provide a full range of asphalt repairs as well as routine sealcoating, striping and overlays for your commercial parking lot. Give us a call today and our contractors will assess the root cause of your asphalt damage so that we can provide the most sustainable solution.

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Video: Asphalt Pavement Dream Builders


As a paving company, we would never think of ourselves as dream builders, but without roadways how would we get anywhere? To accomplish our dreams, we need a way to get from one place to another and without the people who work on our roads and asphalt pavement it wouldn’t be possible. Thanks to the Asphalt Pavement Alliance for this tribute.

If you are in South Florida needing concrete or asphalt repair and maintenance, the parking lot specialists at U.S. Pave are here to help. We pride ourselves on being able to complete any job within your timeline and budget. If you have any questions or would like an estimate call (888) 681-9355.


Latest Project: Massey Yardley Car Dealership Sealcoat And Stripe


U.S. Pave has proudly completed a Sealcoat and Striping project for the Massey Yardley car dealership in Plantation, Florida. As a customer service oriented business it is extremely important that car dealerships keep their parking lots in pristine condition. The lot needs to be constantly maintained and repairs should be made immediately when an issue arises.

A large portion of the work for this project was completed during off hours and overnight so it did not impact the daily operations of the car dealership.

If you are in South Florida needing concrete or asphalt repair and maintenance, the parking lot specialists at U.S. Pave are here to help. We pride ourselves on being able to complete any job within your timeline and budget. If you have any questions or would like an estimate call (888) 681-9355.

What To Do When Your Parking Lot Needs Repair

Many businesses in South Florida have to analyze the situation of their parking lots and driveways. The fact is – there are cracks, and there are holes. Potholes and an entire array of damage to the pavement are ailing parking lots all over South Florida. Some business owners aren’t sure what the next step is.

Parking lots should be repaired as soon as possible. Immediate attention given to the concrete pavement ensures that the parking lot stays safe for those that are using it.

Steps to Parking Lot Repair

Inspect the Parking Lot for Damage

It is important to routinely inspect a parking lot to be certain that there are no cracks, gaps, or potholes appearing in the asphalt. These imperfections in the pavement may start small but will end up having a great impact on the overall surface of the lot.

How Bad is the Crack?

The next thing to determine is the severity of the crack or pothole. In South Florida there can be many disturbances in the pavement, whether it is made of asphalt or concrete. The severity of the problem is important because the type of crack will determine how the lot will be repaired.

Patching for Uneven Asphalt

For asphalt surfaces that are uneven or irregular, patching is a remedy and solution that can be used to level out a parking lot. Asphalt patching is a simple process that involves placing new asphalt over older patches that are showing signs of deterioration. To patch asphalt, tack coat is applied to the existing surface for adhesion, and then the new material is applied and compacted.

Pothole Repair

To prevent potholes from being a safety hazard, the best way to fix them is to cut it away and replace it with new asphalt that is hot and can fill in the hole that was there.

Asphalt Overlay

In certain cases, when the base of the asphalt is not cracked and is in proper condition, it can have an additional layer of asphalt installed over the top of it. This is a good option for times when there is a budget, and removal and replacement of the old asphalt would be too costly. This option can work short term, but long term it is usually better to go with the replacement option.

Prevention is the Best Choice

The routine maintenance of parking lots and other paved areas keeps them looking their best, safe for visitors, and in compliance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines. Failure to tend to the upkeep of a lot can reap unwanted consequences on a business, and to neglect the repairs of a piece of concrete or asphalt is to neglect the safety needs of the people who would be using them.

U.S. Pave offers asphalt and concrete maintenance and repair in South Florida. Located in Fort Lauderdale, they service commercial parking lots in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and can be reached at 888-681-9355.

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