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Improving Your Warehouse Façade

Warehouses and storage facilities can benefit from having attractive and well-designed exteriors. These commercial facilities can turn off clients if their landscape and overall façade look dilapidated. Creating a put-together curb appeal, therefore, is a wise investment.

Landscaping is a significant (though not the sole) component of any property’s curb appeal. Most warehouses are designed with utilitarian landscape features with minimal plantings to comply with local municipal mandates and to be cohesive with neighboring buildings. However, certain landscape elements can be integrated to cover up unsightly structural flaws. For instance, you can opt for well-pruned shrubs and vibrant plantings that require minimal care.

Aside from greeneries, the pavements and walkways outside the building should be kept in good condition at all times. If you wish to allot parking space for visitors, see to it that the pavement is clearly demarcated and free of debris, cracks, or potholes. Trust a reputable paving company to maintain your warehouse pavement and parking surfaces.

Of course, keeping the façade neat and clean should be a priority when it comes to maintenance. After all, visitors won’t be able to appreciate the landscape design and pavement integrity if weeds, trash, and other debris litter the facility’s exterior. Regular upkeep of your warehouse’s exterior is, thus, crucial. Likewise, signage and other printed advertisements should be updated before they appear badly worn.

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Today’s Roads are Going Green with Recycled Asphalt

There’s no denying that most of America’s roadworks and highways today consist of some form of asphalt concrete, and will continue to do so for many more years. However, recent construction innovations now make it possible for non-biodegradable asphalt to be recycled. Upon calculating the country’s roadworks expenses for 2011, the government saved approximately $2 billion of taxpayer money by incorporating reclaimed asphalt into those projects. 

Specifically, about a million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) and 66 million tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) from old roads and torn-down roofs were used in 2011’s road construction season. Working with RAS and RAP require less energy, and the two materials are also good sources of liquid asphalt by themselves. Additionally, RAS and RAP don’t require asphalt binders, thus saving the government about 21 million barrels of the substance. 

Recycled asphalt may soon be used for building parking lots and other pavements. By incorporating so-called “warm-mix” technologies during construction work, harmful emissions like carbon monoxide can also be reduced. This trend of using recycled materials is expected to continue in 2013, now that plastic composites and other reclaimed materials (i.e. concrete) are now enjoying widespread use in major cities like New York and Pittsburgh.

Finding a Place to Park Can be Like Finding Heaven on Earth

Anyone who lives and/or works in a densely populated city can cite a number of things that tick them off on a daily basis. Heavy traffic is one such source of annoyance, as well as having to share the road with some discourteous motorists. However, what can really frustrate city dwellers who happen to be motorists is the lack of parking space. 

Sometimes, it may be tempting to just take public transportation than use your own car and waste time and gas trying to find somewhere you can park. If you do find an available parking slot, you’ll have to act fast and reach it right away or else lose the space to another motorist. This can sometimes lead to an accident or a verbal tussle. 

In addition, some parking lots may be filled with large potholes or badly cracked asphalt surfaces. While you may have found a suitable parking space, you may have to endure a short but nonetheless bumpy ride. When you have no other alternative, such a situation can be quite irritating. 

Luckily, parking lot maintenance has become a lot easier and more convenient thanks to companies that provide asphalt paving services. With their help, motorists don’t have to put up with poor-quality road work and be able to use pothole-free parking spaces.