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January 18th, 2016 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

For most business owners, the priority that receives the most attention is what happens within the company itself. The work they’re putting out, the clients they are receiving, everything that happens within the building is made to be a number one focus. And while it’s extremely important to keep your eye on the ball in terms of finding success for your business, it’s also important to remember that there are outside forces that could create obstacles and hinder growth.

For example, property maintenance is something every business owner needs to be aware of. Failing to keep both the inside and the outside of your business establishment not only create a poor representation of the quality of your business, but it could create far bigger issues. If the pavement or concrete on your property is not properly maintained, it’s possible for a customer or visitor to get hurt in a number of ways. But the two most dangerous ways when concrete and pavement aren’t properly cared for is personal injury and auto damage.

If a person were to fall and hurt themselves due to hazardous conditions on your property (such as potholes or cracks on your pavement), you as a business owner are responsible. Should the person decide to sue, you are now facing massive fines. If a person is involved in some sort of auto accident or receives damages to their car due to negligence on your property, you will also be responsible for caring for any damages they incur. Not to mention the fact that if a person decides to sue, you and your company could now be facing horrible publicity that will paint a terrible picture for your business. And you’ve likely not only lost the customer involved in the accident, but also any person they might have otherwise recommended your business to. It’s always better to be on the safe side, and make sure that your business not only looks well maintained, but is as safe as possible for your customers.

If you’d like to learn more about repairing or repaving the asphalt or concrete outside your Houston business, give us a call today.

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November 19th, 2015 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

The first impression says a lot about your business especially in Houston where competition runs high in every industry imaginable. Generally, first impressions start with the overall appearance of your business. A professionally led business will have a nice tidy office, well mannered employees, and an inviting entrance. When clients, customers, or patients enter the office there is a certain expectation of a business. The same principle applies when anyone drives their car onto your parking lot. No business wants a bad first impression, so why start before your clients enter the office? Keep your asphalt parking lot well maintained will save you from worries from your client’s first impression (at least when they step foot on your parking lot!) and it’ll save you money from repair costs!

Immediately after your asphalt parking lot in Houston is installed, you should already be planning on preventative measures to expand the lifespan of your parking lot. Don’t worry, you won’t have to take immediate action! Just immediate planning.

Asphalt Sealcoat
Sealcoating asphalt parking lots protects and extends the lifespan of your asphalt driveway by adding a layer on top to protect from UV rays, water, and vehicle fluids. After installation plan to sealcoat your new asphalt parking lot about 90 days AFTER installation, this is usually when the asphalt is fully cured. Set a reminder on your calendar to let you know when you should prep for sealcoating! You’ll have to sealcoat the parking lot again in 3-5 years, depending on how busy your parking lot is and also it depends on harsh the weather is where you live. After you sealcoat, keep in mind you should try to keep vehicles off the surface for 48 to 72 hours. If you can’t possibly do this during the week try a weekend or sealcoat the parking lot in parts.

Clean Asphalt
Any type of flooring should be cleaned, asphalt paving is no different. To enhance the power of a good sealcoat, clean your parking lot regularly! Not necessarily every single day but every month is recommended. Garbage or leaves left over time will stain or possibly damage the asphalt. Oil stains are unavoidable and unfortunately these stains will quickly deteriorate your asphalt surface, try to clean these as soon as you spot them.

Repair Potholes Immediately
Potholes occur when water has entered underneath the pavement. They might seem like a small blemish but it can spread and cause even more damage to the rest of the parking lot. Reduce costs by repairing potholes immediately, not only is it a great preventative tip it also helps you further trouble from your clients! You don’t want trouble with your clients do you? Avoid vehicle damage and repair the pothole!

The tips given will not only extend the life of your asphalt parking lot but it will also help prevent from any repairs anytime soon! Bonus: You won’t drive away any clients with your parking lot!

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October 21st, 2015 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

Asphalt deteriorates over time due to sun, rain, pollution, and chemical waste spilled from vehicles and asphalt can deteriorate faster if it was paved poorly. A reason to hire a professional asphalt paving company in Houston – is so you do not worry about poorly paved asphalt driveways.

Eventually the “glue” that keeps the asphalt together known as liquid asphalt binder loses its natural resistance. With proper asphalt driveway maintenance, a driveway that could last 25 years. Asphalt driveways should be sealed within 60 – 90 days immediately after the newly paved asphalt has cured.

Apart from cracks and potholes, which are signs that the asphalt has already started rapidly deteriorating, there are other signs your asphalt pavement will begin to show wear:

  • Fading color: Newly paved asphalt is a charcoal black color, if it’s gray or brown then the asphalt is beginning to wear.
  • Raveling: Loose gravel or sand is present means that the asphalt binder is no longer present.

Questioning whether or not your asphalt can be patched, repaired or needs to be replaced, give us a call. Sometimes we can do preliminary assessments with photos straight from your phone! Give us a call!

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August 15th, 2014 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

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Please click on the link and check out our Washed Rock Sidewalks video.  Most companies don’t wash the pebbles/rocks before installing.  This extra step that Corestone Paving takes, makes the rock shiny and pretty once installed and the concrete sets and drys.  Makes them look polished.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eknP-z7OMRI

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July, 2013
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Summer is upon us as this year is passing by as quickly as all the others.  Before you know it, fall, winter and Christmas will be here!  With that being said, we want to make sure that all of your asphalt parking lots are repaired, sealed and ready to go as winter is NOT a good time to lay asphalt.
Sincerely,
MJ Featherston
Corestone Paving & Construction

Asphalt is very sensitive to temperatures and moisture.  The colder the weather, the quicker it hardens.  This gives the contractor less time to work with the asphalt, and you want the most quality outcome of the product and your parking lot.
To lay an inch and a half of asphalt, the weather needs to be at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit for the contractor to be able to work with the asphalt in a timely manner.  Moisture and wind will also play a part in the decision of delaying the job.  Too much moisture and it will be re-scheduled for a dryer day.
 Corestone Paving can eliminate the stress in the repairs.  We specialize in pavement repair, replacement and maintenance of existing facilities as well as installation of paving for new/ground up developments.  We will make sure the weather, the temperature, and the moisture level are at just the right window of opportunity for your repairs and/or installations.
 
Call us today for a free estimate!  We provide Quality, Performance, Experience, and Integrity.
 
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Corestone would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day Holiday.  We remember those that have fought and died for our freedom this holiday and respect their families.  Please join us in remembering all of the families of fallen soldiers.  Our prayers are with them.
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There are several ways to repair a buckled sidewalk.  Some are less costly than others, and some are not necessarily recommended, but are still options.
Concrete Raising or Slabjacking –
This method lifts the concrete sidewalk slabs to their original position by pressure injecting either cement or a non cement material underneath the sidewalk.  It’s only effective on sunken sidewalks and is rarely warranted as the contractor has no idea what is underneath the sidewalk.  It’s hard to tell just why the sidewalk sank and what condition the ground underneath the sidewalk is in.  The greater the slab needs to be re-adjusted, then the greater the possibility is that the slab will re-adjust and settle again.
Concrete Grinding – This method removes trip hazards in sidewalks by removing a thin layer of concrete, therefore reducing slight protrusions.  After grinding, the sidewalk surface is then left even on both sides with a gradual slope instead of a trip hazardous edge.  This is a great alternative if the protrusion between slabs is between 1/2″ to 1″.
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Replace the Sidewalk –
This process requires the bad portion of the sidewalk to be broken down and removed.  The underneath ground will be stabilized, new rebar will be placed and new concrete will be poured.
Whichever process you decide upon, Corestone Paving can eliminate the stress in the repairs.  We specialize in pavement repair, replacement and maintenance of existing facilities as well as installation of paving for new/ground up developments.
Call us today for a free estimate!  We provide Quality, Performance, Experience, and Integrity.
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November 28th, 2012 by mjfeatherston under Houston Concrete Paving, Houston Paving, Houston Paving Repair, Uncategorized

Concrete is an awesome product, although it’s not perfect.  Nothing is.  There are just too many variables in the mixing, placing, and finishing of the concrete.  Most of these problems are either avoidable or repairable though.  A large amount of the time, most problems are the result of mistakes made with the finisher that is chosen.  Most times, the builders (or general contractors) will choose the lowest bidder, which means the least amount of labor hours to get the job done.  This also means that they will use a lower cost (cheaper) and lower quality concrete.  This means it will have low compressed strengths less expensive mixtures.  Most problems arise with the improper installation of the concrete.

For instance, Cracking.  There are so many reasons why concrete cracks.  It’s almost impossible to know the exact cause.  However, cracks rarely result in structural problems.  Cracks can be caused by too much water in the mix.  Some contractors add extra water to make it easier to finish out the concrete before it dries, because they don’t have enough man power available to do the job properly.  As the product dries, it will shrink as the extra water that was put in evaporates.

Improper strength for the slab/lot.  Many people are unaware that there are different strengths available in concrete.  You don’t want to drive an 18 wheeler over a lower strength concrete as it will crack and break down.

Many times the concrete will crack because there is a stress that exceeds the tensile strength of the concrete.  Tension control joints should be placed in the right places to alleviate those stresses.  If placed improperly, or if too few are placed, the concrete will crack under the stress.

Corestone Paving prides it’s self in providing Quality, Performance, Experience and Integrity.  To avoid the above issues, you want to be sure to hire an experienced contractor.  One like Corestone Paving, who has 30 combined years of experience providing pavement repairs, replacement and maintenance of existing facilities as well as installation of paving for new/ground up developments.

Corestone Paving provides these services to local municipalities, general contractors, property managers and, as project scope and requirements permit, directly to property owner clients.  Click on “Proposal Request” at the top of the screen today and we will have an Estimator contact you for further information.

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Happy Thanksgiving!
From Corestone Paving’s family to yours, we are wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
At this time of year, as we give thanks for all our blessings, please remember those less fortunate. Corestone Paving will be participating in the Houston Apartment Association’s Annual Food Drive. Please contact the HAA offices at www.haaonline.org if you have any non perishable items that you would like to donate.


Sincerely,
MJ Featherston
Corestone Paving & Construction
Corestone Paving
211 S. Persimmon #200
Tomball, TX 77375
281-651-0616
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