Contact Us Today to get a Free Quote : 832-640-7296

FAQ

Cost Benefits to Striping & Pavement Marking

Your parking lot is an important asset, so you probably take the appropriate steps to prolong its life. You have cracks filled quickly and have fresh sealcoating applied periodically to protect the integrity of your pavement and its supporting foundation. However, if you are ignoring your pavement markings, it could be costing you money in […]

Continue Reading »

Concrete Curing Process

By weight, concrete is the most widely used man-made material in the world. Its use goes back many centuries, and some of the earliest examples of concrete construction are still in existence today. Concrete Curing Process – What Is Concrete? The most common form of concrete used today consists of Portland cement, water and an […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating: Now Is The Perfect Time

Asphalt sealcoating is an excellent way to extend the life of asphalt pavement and enhance its appearance at an economical cost. Sealants guard against premature deterioration caused by UV radiation and automotive fluids while simultaneously restoring color to faded asphalt. Because most property owners want to ensure that their pavements have a long life, many […]

Continue Reading »

Commercial Asphalt Paving Requires Different Skills

Most people would prefer to take swimming lessons from someone who could actually swim, have a veterinarian diagnose their pet’s ailment instead of relying on the opinion of an untrained neighbor or take their car to an auto shop rather than a coffee shop when repairs are needed. However, many commercial property owners assume that […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating: Thick or Thin

If you have asphalt pavement, having asphalt sealcoating professionally applied is a wise decision. Properly maintained sealcoating can often double the life of asphalt pavement. In addition, your pavement will look more attractive; seal coat covers minor imperfections in the surface of the pavement and restores faded asphalt to a rich, dark color. However, sealcoating […]

Continue Reading »

Concrete and Cement – The Difference

People are sometimes confused by the difference between concrete and cement. In the past, both have been used for constructing roads as well as buildings. However, in the modern world, cement is no longer used for pavement, but concrete remains a popular choice. Concrete and Cement – The Difference What Is Cement? Cement is typically […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating & Houston Weather

Many customers wonder why sealcoating professionals pay so much attention to the weather before scheduling a job. The reason is that there are four weather-related factors that play an important part in the outcome of the job. These factors influence the sealant’s drying time as well as its curing time. Sealcoating & Houston Weather is unique! […]

Continue Reading »

Paving Dilemmas

Over the life of your asphalt pavement, it is normal for you to have questions. Perhaps you encounter a damage pattern you have not seen before, you are not sure what steps to take to extend the life of your pavement or you need to budget for repairs. Regardless of your Paving Dilemmas, you can […]

Continue Reading »

Trusted Paving Asphalt Contractors

Whether you are having a contractor stripe your parking lot, install an asphalt overlay or sealcoat your asphalt pavement, you need a paving company you can trust. As is true with all of the building trades, most contractors are honest, hard-working individuals, but a few unscrupulous people claiming to be asphalt professionals are only going to […]

Continue Reading »

Why Asphalt Paving In Houston Is Cost-Effective

Asphalt has been used as a building material, waterproofing agent and adhesive for at least 7,000 years, and it was even used in some ancient mummifications. The first known use of asphalt pavement occurred more than 2,600 years ago in Babylon, but although some European nations built asphalt roads during the 18th and 19th centuries, […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating, Asphalt Resurfacing or Repaving

Over time, even the best asphalt pavement is going to begin to show its age. Cracks may develop, the sun may fade the pavement’s color or depressions could appear. If your pavement is damaged or less attractive than it was when it was new, you may be wondering how to remedy the problems. Three very […]

Continue Reading »

Your Pothole And Asphalt Repair Remedy

The damage that potholes do to vehicles is estimated to be $6.5 billion annually. No studies exist that provide similar information for the number of pedestrians injured when they trip over a pothole and fall. Potholes are everywhere, and although they often seem to appear out of nowhere, they are usually the result of earlier […]

Continue Reading »

Why Safety, Sand, and Sealcoating Matters

Have you ever wondered what is in the liquid sealant that contractors apply to your asphalt pavement? The exact recipe can vary, but the basic ingredients are dry sealcoating mix, water, any special additives desired and silica sand. Many people do not realize how important the last ingredient is if you want quality results from […]

Continue Reading »

Property Management And Asphalt Paving

If you manage a property with a crumbling, cracked or faded parking lot, you might be curious about how the asphalt pavement got into such a sad state. In almost every case, it is because your predecessor did not adhere to a routine maintenance schedule or failed to budget appropriately to make sure that the […]

Continue Reading »

Green Asphalt Is Environmentally Friendly

The history of asphalt pavement goes back at least 2,500 years. In more recent times, engineers began building asphalt roads during the 1700s in Europe and the 1800s in the United States. Asphalt pavement has proven itself to be a durable, attractive and economical option for highways, driveways and parking lots. In addition to its […]

Continue Reading »

Puddles Can Damage Your Asphalt Paving Parking Lot

If there is one thing that you can count on in the Houston area, it is that there will be plenty of rain. Naturally, in the middle of a thunderstorm, you cannot avoid having puddles in your parking lot. Once the rain has stopped, however, the puddles should disappear quickly. If the puddles linger, you […]

Continue Reading »

Parking Lot Striping – The History

When the automobile was first introduced, Americans embraced the idea of being able to travel wherever and whenever they desired. The first problem they encountered was the scarcity of paved roads on which to operate their automobiles. States, cities and counties responded by building roads to accommodate the rapidly growing number of cars and trucks. […]

Continue Reading »

What Your Asphalt Paving Construction Site Says

You probably know the basic steps to follow if you want to ensure that you hire a reputable contractor. You check references, asking questions about the quality of the contractor’s work, his ability to complete work on time and the attitude of his workers. You contact the Better Business Bureau to determine the company’s rating […]

Continue Reading »

Decide on Asphalt Paving Over Concrete

Throughout history, some inventions have withstood the test of time, but others have disappeared after a short period of popularity. Laptop computers belong in the first category; floppy discs belong in the second group. A third group consists of products that have a relatively long history but little current use; the manual typewriter is one […]

Continue Reading »

The Worth Of Your Asphalt Parking Lot

If you look up the word “worth or value” in assorted dictionaries, you will find a number of definitions. It is variously defined as the “usefulness of something” or something’s importance, monetary worth or suitability considering the price paid. Your parking lot is certainly useful and important, and even given the fact that installing asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

What Is Industrial Asphalt Paving

To many people who are not involved in the asphalt industry, one expanse of pavement looks very much like every other. If viewed as cross-sections, however, it becomes obvious that a residential driveway and a busy highway are constructed in very different manners. There will typically be differences in the type and depth of the […]

Continue Reading »

The Different Types of Pavement In Houston

Asphalt pavement is typically constructed with a base, sub-base and multiple layers of hot mix asphalt. The top layer is called the surface course. In recent decades, a variety of asphalt pavements have been formulated to have different properties and for use in the different layers. The Different Types of Pavement Porous Asphalt Porous asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

Benefits of Asphalt Milling

When new pavement needs to be installed, the existing pavement must be removed before the new asphalt is applied. Otherwise, the pavement’s height would no longer be appropriate for existing curbs, gutters or connecting drives. Traditionally, this meant tearing up all layers of the asphalt and then replacing all of them. Sometimes, though, it is […]

Continue Reading »

Spring Parking Lot Striping

The warning against judging a book by its cover would never have become a popular saying if it were not a common tendency. If you operate a business or residential complex, the “cover” by which you will initially be judged is your exterior, especially your parking lot. If your parking lot is clean, well-maintained and […]

Continue Reading »

The Best Time To Start Sealcoating

Professionally applied asphalt sealcoating is one of the most effective ways to extend the life of asphalt pavement while simultaneously improving the asphalt’s appearance. Sealcoating is primarily a preventive maintenance procedure; it shields your pavement from the UV rays that can cause asphalt pavement to deteriorate and it forms a barrier against oil and other […]

Continue Reading »

Your Houston Asphalt Parking Lot

When you installed your asphalt parking lot, you made a substantial investment. You expected that your pavement would be subject to “wear and tear,” but you also expected that it would last many years and look great throughout its life. Now that your parking lot is a few years old, however, you are noticing that […]

Continue Reading »

Choosing the Right Asphalt Paving Contractor

  One of the most important factors that determines the longevity and beauty of your asphalt is choosing the right asphalt paving contractor. Improperly installed asphalt pavement will not look as good as it should, and it will likely fail many years before it should. Although price is always a factor when selecting a contractor, […]

Continue Reading »

LDC Paving Makes Asphalt Paving Safe

Agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics rank asphalt paving as one of the most hazardous occupations in the construction industry. The material itself poses the risk of serious burns, and workers must also be in close proximity to heavy equipment and powerful machinery. Add in nearby traffic and the possibility of drivers who […]

Continue Reading »

Asphalt Repair, Potholes, and Property Management

Time after time, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists have sued municipalities, business owners and property management companies to seek payment for a personal injury resulting from encountering a pothole or other type of pavement damage. Bicyclists in particular have won some noteworthy cases. Why Should I Be Concerned About Asphalt Repair, Potholes, and Property Management • A […]

Continue Reading »

Asphalt Pavement Deterioration and Its Contributors

Nothing lasts forever — not even asphalt pavement. However, if asphalt pavement is installed properly and maintained correctly, you can reasonably expect it to last 20 to 30 years or longer. If not installed correctly or if the pavement is neglected after installation, the pavement can fail in much less time. Major Contributors to Asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating During The Winter In Houston

Asphalt contractors in the Houston area are often asked whether it is possible to have sealcoating applied during the winter months. Temperature is the primary factor in determining the feasibility of a winter sealcoating job, and there will be many days during the winter months that are conducive to sealcoating. However, there will also be […]

Continue Reading »

Parking Lot Striping and ADA Design Guidelines

Whether you are planning a new configuration for your parking lot, installing a new lot or planning to have your spaces repainted, you must ensure that your design conforms to the specifications contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is quite specific in stating the requirements to make your lot compliant. Parking Lot […]

Continue Reading »

Preparing For Cracks and Potholes Before Winter Hits

Many Houston property owners do not understand the need to “winterize” their asphalt pavements. A typical winter in the Houston area is viewed by many as simply a brief respite from the summer heat. The overnight lows might break the freezing mark 10 to 14 nights per year, but the next day will usually bring […]

Continue Reading »

Budgeting Needs for Asphalt Paving and Maintenance

When it is time to prepare your annual budget, expenses for some line items are easier to predict than others. For example, you probably have a pretty good grasp of how much you spend for electricity, office supplies or rent. Determining how much you need to budget for maintaining your asphalt pavement, however, may not […]

Continue Reading »

Cracks In My Asphalt Pavement

You cannot use sealers to fill cracks in asphalt pavement. First, the thickness of the sealant is not going to permit proper curing and the sealcoating will flake away. Should the sealcoating manage to dry somehow, it will not be flexible, so it cannot move when the surrounding pavement expands and contract. Instead, it will […]

Continue Reading »

Houston…What Is Your Highest Priority For U.S. Highways?

In an effort to determine which traits American drivers found most desirable for roads, a recent survey asked nearly 3,100 drivers from all parts of the country to rank 14 possible attributes. The survey included both professional truckers and private drivers. When the results were analyzed, asphalt roads compared very favorably to concrete pavement for […]

Continue Reading »

Your Parking Lot Maintenance Plan

Businesses everywhere are feeling the pressure to cut costs and improve profitability. Unfortunately, some owners and managers feel that they can save money by reducing or eliminating repairs and maintenance on their parking lots. They may save a little in the short-term, but their parking lots will need to be completely repaved long before they […]

Continue Reading »

To Pave or Not to Pave

Have you ever seen a movie that offered a realistic depiction of “horseless carriages” and the gear that the drivers wore? If so, you probably remember the long coats they wore to protect their clothing and the goggles they wore that left the provided the only clean areas on their faces. Although modern vehicles have […]

Continue Reading »

Fast Facts About Asphalt Paving

Do you enjoy trivia games? If so, the following fast facts about asphalt may be welcome additions to your knowledge base — even though many of them could hardly be considered “trivial.” Fast Facts About Asphalt Paving • The first known road surface incorporating asphalt paving was in Babylon approximately 2,650 years ago. An inscription […]

Continue Reading »

Low Prices Are Not Always Yours Best Friend

Price alone cannot determine your level of satisfaction with a product. For example, getting a huge discount on a car you hate to drive is not much of a bargain, whether you purchase an economy model or the latest luxury import. Store brand sodas that your children pour down the drain when you turn your […]

Continue Reading »

Can Asphalt Sealer Be Applied At Night

Many paving contractors would rather pass up a job than apply sealcoating at night. Overnight applications of sealcoating are risky at best. The odds are great that either the application will fail or the sealcoating will have a greatly reduced life, resulting in an unhappy customer. Therefore, although it is not impossible to sealcoat at night, […]

Continue Reading »

What is the benefit of “additives” in sealer?

There are numerous manufacturers of asphalt sealer, and many of them produce several different types. There may be a type for general use under a variety of conditions and other types that are formulated for specific uses. However, even the use-specific formulas are not always perfect for every application. When necessary, additives can be included […]

Continue Reading »

My driveway needs to be paved, should I be concerned about drainage?

The short answer to your question is, “Absolutely.” If your driveway has poor drainage, you can have puddles of water standing on your pavement every time it rains more than a passing “sprinkle.” In addition, poorly directed run-off could play havoc with your landscaping, pool around the foundation of your home or flow beneath your […]

Continue Reading »

Why should I invest in Sealcoating?

Installing asphalt pavement and neglecting important maintenance procedures such as asphalt sealcoating is a little like buying a new car and never washing it or changing the motor oil. The car’s paint will suffer from sun exposure and corrosive elements, and the engine will not last as long. Similarly, without a proper maintenance program that includes sealcoating, […]

Continue Reading »

Houston….What Is Your Pavement Telling You

Your pavement can tell you a lot about its condition if you know how to “read” the signs correctly. There are differences between pavement wear and pavement distress, and there are differences between pavement distress and pavement failure. Distress is the middle stage of pavement deterioration, and if you know the symptoms of distress, you […]

Continue Reading »

Parking Lot Maintenance to Enhance Curb Appeal

Surprisingly, some retailers who go to great lengths to make sure that the interior of their stores are in perfect order sometimes neglect their parking lots. This can be a major mistake as customers evaluate both the exterior and interior of a store when forming an impression of the retailer, the brand or the business […]

Continue Reading »

How Important Is Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Marking

Imagine that you are driving to the store to shop. You find two stores that offer the products you need at comparable prices. The first store’s parking lot looks old and ragged. You can barely see the stripes marking the parking spaces, even though the asphalt is extremely faded. You notice puddles of water, but […]

Continue Reading »

Why Sealcoating Works In Houston!

Your asphalt pavement is subjected to a great deal of abuse while performing its duties. Despite this, asphalt that has been properly installed should, with proper maintenance, reward you with many years of attractive service. If you want to help your asphalt pavement have a long, beautiful life, you should have it sealcoated to protect […]

Continue Reading »

Can Sealcoat Be Slippery After It’s Applied

Asphalt sealcoating can do a great deal to enhance the appearance and extend the life of your asphalt pavement. However, this might be of little benefit to you if the sealant left you open to potential liabilities caused by slippery pavement. The good news is that sealcoating should not make your surface slippery — if it […]

Continue Reading »

What is the cost to pave a driveway?

Asphalt contractors frequently receive phone calls to ask for a quote. The problem is that it is impossible to give an accurate quote without first visiting the site. They might be able to give a broad estimate, such as “It will cost between $x and $z,” but the range is usually not very helpful. Not […]

Continue Reading »

What can I do about potholes?

If you have ever driven over a pothole, you know how jarring — and annoying — the experience can be. If the pothole is of sufficient width and depth and the vehicle is traveling at speed, the pothole can damage the tire or alignment. Furthermore, every vehicle that travels over the pothole can remove chunks […]

Continue Reading »

When is it “too Cold to Pave” in Houston?

Asphalt pavement needs to be applied hot, and it must be compacted before it has a chance to cool substantially. Most contractors use an air temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit as a rough estimate of when it is too cold to pave, but other factors must be weighed that can change the cut-off point to […]

Continue Reading »

Is it Possible to Remove Pavement Markings?

Yes, asphalt professionals frequently eradicate old pavement markings using a variety of techniques. The method used depends on factors such as the area involved and the appearance desired after removal. Blasting: For asphalt pavement, subjecting a media to extreme air pressure and then “blasting” it through a nozzle at the old markings provides an effective […]

Continue Reading »

What is alligator cracking?

Alligator cracking could well be the most serious type of damage that your asphalt pavement suffers during the course of its life. The name was derived from the appearance of the damaged asphalt — a pattern of connected shapes that look a great deal like the scales on a reptile’s back. It is also called […]

Continue Reading »

Sealcoating Successfully In The Fall

It happens virtually every year to almost every asphalt contractor. One or more clients call as soon as the days have begun to become noticeably shorter, concerned that having asphalt sealcoated remained on the list of things to do all summer and fearful that it may now be too late. The good news is that […]

Continue Reading »

Can You Pave Asphalt Over Concrete

If you are interested in switching from a concrete surface to asphalt, you can typically have asphalt pavement applied directly to the concrete. Because asphalt needs a supportive base, concrete makes a great foundation. This is a common practice in road construction, and many, many miles of state highways, county roads, interstates and city streets […]

Continue Reading »

How do you handle oil stains on asphalt?

Oil-stained asphalt can look older than its age, and stains detract from the pavement’s appearance. However, you might not realize that oil and other chemicals cause asphalt to decay at an accelerated rate and can lead to major cracks and potholes. There is a myth that asphalt treated with sealant is impervious to the damages […]

Continue Reading »

Patchwork…when and where?

In some parts of the country, patchwork has to be performed during the spring and summer months — after the snow has melted and before temperatures begin to drop again. This is not as critical an issue in more temperate regions, such as the Houston area, It is a valid “rule of thumb,” but it […]

Continue Reading »

The Myths about Asphalt

Asphalt has a long history as a quality paving material that is an excellent choice for a wide variety of applications. Despite this, several myths continue to circulate about asphalt. The most common ones — and the related facts — follow.  This applies to asphalt paving in Houston and through the county. The Myths about […]

Continue Reading »

Why is safety important when hiring an asphalt contractor?

Asphalt contractors who emphasize a safe working environment receive numerous benefits, many of which are passed on to customers. • Employee morale is better. Workers who feel that an employer cares about their safety and welfare are more motivated. They work more efficiently, take greater pride in providing a quality product and are far less […]

Continue Reading »

History of Asphalt Paving

As early as 625 B.C., Babylon used asphalt for roadway construction, but asphalt roads were not built in America or Europe until much later. In the early 1700s, road construction processes began to improve. John Metcalf, who was English, focused on creating construction layers that allowed the road material to drain. Beginning in 1803, Thomas […]

Continue Reading »

When sealcoating, how many coats are necessary?

Sealcoating is a water-based material that dries and cures as the water dissipates from the coating. A thick coating of sealant can retain water more easily than a thin one. Thus, applying sealant in thin coats can quicken the drying time because there is less water per coat. When sealant is applied, the number of […]

Continue Reading »

Does Crack Filling Really Work

Asphalt crack filling, or crack repair, works very well when performed for its intended purpose, which is to prevent further deterioration of the pavement. It is not an alternative to resurfacing a worn-out parking lot or driveway. However, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to ensure that your asphalt surface will reach its […]

Continue Reading »

What happens with “old asphalt”?

When asphalt is removed from a road or parking lot, it is not automatically sent to the landfill. In most cases, in fact, it will be reused in other projects. While reclaimed material was previously buried in the local dump or used to build temporary roads inside the landfill, it is now incorporated into embankments […]

Continue Reading »

Is Coal Tar Safe In Houston

Coal tar is one of the most commonly used materials in the asphalt industry. While it has received somewhat of a bad reputation over the past several years, it is eminently safe to use in both commercial and residential projects. All of the detrimental health effects are associated with unrefined coke oven tar, which is […]

Continue Reading »

Can You Pave Asphalt In The Rain

Asphalt paving is a delicate process that must be completed under the right weather conditions. While bright sunshine and warm temperatures are generally ideal, rain can throw a wrench into even the most rigorously prepared blueprints. While light sprinkles can be handled without any problems, moderate rain events will usually shut down the project until […]

Continue Reading »

Choosing a Reputable Paving Contractor in Houston

Choosing an asphalt paving contractor can be stressful. Some contractors use inferior material, and others perform shoddy work. Additionally, it is essential that your contractor be punctual, clean, and skillful at paving. When you need asphalt paving in the Houston area, you can be confident that LDC Paving Inc.will provide you with superb, quality workmanship. Choosing a Reputable […]

Continue Reading »

What material is better…Concrete or Asphalt?

Concrete and asphalt are popular paving substances. Concrete uses a cement-based binder to make aggregate adhere. Asphalt is a hydrocarbon mixture that looks like tar; its binding is created from crude oil. The type of binding affects the appearance and rigidity of the paving substances. Customers can easily compare the dark appearance of regular asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

Is Asphalt Pavement A Sustainable Material

  The determination of whether a material can be considered sustainable is based on the answers to two critical questions: Are the sources of the materials renewable? Can the material be produced in great quantities without having a negative impact on the environment? Is Asphalt Pavement A Sustainable Material – YES! Asphalt pavement can be […]

Continue Reading »

Process Of Asphalt Sealcoating

It’s not every day that your parking lot needs a makeover, but traffic, age and the Houston weather all take a toll. If you’ve wondered about the process of asphalt sealcoating, here’s a basic overview of the steps involved in sealcoating your asphalt pavement. Process Of Asphalt Sealcoating- The Steps The Initial Prep Once the […]

Continue Reading »

How Often Does A Parking Lot Need To Be Re-striped

To successfully maintain your commercial property, you should stripe your parking lot on a regular basis. Professionally parking lot striping promotes a safe and attractive business atmosphere, and an unattractive parking lot can severely damage a client’s first impression of your business. How Often Does A Parking Lot Need To Be Re-striped? You should plan to […]

Continue Reading »

How Long Does Asphalt Pavement Last

The average lifespan of asphalt pavement depends on the original design and execution of the paved area as well as the environment. The amount of traffic that the area receives can also affect the lifecycle of asphalt along with water drainage and the maintenance that the paved space receives.  As Houston’s asphalt paving experts, we […]

Continue Reading »

When is the best time to sealcoat our parking lot?

Figuring out when to sealcoat asphalt pavement is a vital decision to make in the installation of any new parking lot. Sealcoating your new parking lot preserves its pristine appearance and reduces maintenance costs over time by preventing the damage that naturally occurs from exposure to weather and usage. However, because of the nature of […]

Continue Reading »

Is Asphalt Paving Bad for the Environment

Asphalt paving has recently been under discussion as to whether it is bad for the environment; however, asphalt is actually a very sustainable, environmentally friendly paving option. Benefits include low energy use during production, low greenhouse gas emissions, and conservation of natural resources. LDC Paving offers expert asphalt paving in Houston and the surrounding areas. […]

Continue Reading »

Can Asphalt Sealcoating Save Money

The concept of asphalt sealcoating is relatively simple, but can save your business a lot of money. It can also work wonders for the appearance of your parking area or other asphalt surface and give it a like new appearance. Like any type of sealant, asphalt sealer works by locking in the important properties that make […]

Continue Reading »

How Much Does Parking Lot Sealcoating Cost

Parking lot sealing is an essential service that will allow you to protect your parking lot from damage and keep it looking its best for many years to come. Although you probably want to make sure that your parking lot is properly preserved, however, you could be wondering how much this project will cost. How […]

Continue Reading »

What Can Be Done to Protect Pavement Throughout the Winter?

Sealcoating is an essential process that can restore your parking lot and protect it from the winter elements. If you missed out on the chance to have your pavement sealcoated before the winter months, you might fear that there is nothing that you can do to protect your parking lot until the springtime. Fortunately, this […]

Continue Reading »

What is the Difference between Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating

Although many people believe that sealcoating and paving are basically the same, they are actually two different procedures. Asphalt paving is the process of applying layers of asphalt over dirt or other surfaces to form roads, parking lots or driveways. Sealcoating is the process of applying a thin layer of coating over an existing asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Asphalt Pavement

Looking for an expert on asphalt paving in Houston?  Let us help you out! Asphalt is durable, economical, green and safe, but is it right for you? If you have questions, we have answers. Here’s what you’ll need to know. The Benefits of Asphalt Pavement – The Reasons Why Is Asphalt Cost-Effective? Paving with asphalt […]

Continue Reading »

How Should I Prepare for a Sealcoating Job

When you’ve formally scheduled an asphalt sealcoating job for your parking lot you should commit to some preparation work beforehand. By following our guidelines, you can ensure that the project is brought to a successful conclusion. How Should I Prepare for a Sealcoating Job – The Plan! Keep Tabs on the Weather For the labor to be effective, […]

Continue Reading »

How Many Handicap Spaces Do I Need on My Parking Lot?

As a business owner, the last thing you want to do is run afoul of the law. It’s important to keep accessibility in mind when having your parking lot repaved and re-striped. Never assume that you had the correct number of handicap spaces in the first place. In the case of a new parking lot, […]

Continue Reading »

Causes Of Asphalt Failure And How To Protect Your Asphalt Investment

There can be a wide array of causes for asphalt failure ranging from inadequate thickness, unstable or weak subgrade components, and poor or no maintenance. The fact is that asphalt will deteriorate when the aggregates “fines” become worn from traffic and weather. This will weaken the surface and allow the penetration of water into the […]

Continue Reading »

How Much Does Asphalt Paving Cost

Several factors affect the cost of asphalt paving. For that reason, we cannot supply an estimate for your specific project until we review the details. Some sites require more preparatory work than others, and the cost also depends on how you plan to use a parking area. Material and labor expenses vary from time to […]

Continue Reading »

Why is parking lot maintenance so important?

Houston is home to hundreds of thousands of parking lots. Each year these parking lots are exposed to heavy traffic, punishing sunlight, high surface temperatures, and pounding rain storms. Yet, there is still an expectation of those who use them for them to be functional and presentable. It can be a large job to monitor […]

Continue Reading »

The Benefits Of Asphalt Sealcoating

Houston has extreme summers, with temperatures reaching as high as 106 degrees. Excessive heat combined with high humidity can destroy a paved surface, and cost thousands of dollars in repairs. With unrelenting summers, this can happen quickly. Asphalt sealing is an economical way to protect roads in these extreme conditions. The Benefits Of Asphalt Sealcoating […]

Continue Reading »

Does LDC Paving Offer Pavement Maintenance in Houston

A well maintained parking lot is an important part of the image that your company projects. Whether you rent your spaces for people to park their cars or have a lot that is used by customers and employees, you can provide a positive first impression that will keep them wanting to come back by providing […]

Continue Reading »

Benefits of Sealcoating Asphalt

There are many benefits to sealcoating the asphalt to your driveway or parking lot. Think of sealcoating more of as a preventative maintenance for your diveway or parking lot, similar to how you paint your home to keep the weather from deteriorating the wood. Benefits of Sealcoating Asphalt Sealcoating the asphalt, seals the small cracks […]

Continue Reading »

Why restripe a Parking Lot?

Like the cover of a book, the exterior of your building and your parking lot are what your customers base their first opinions on. I know, I know…don’t judge a book by its cover. Well, guess what? People still do. That is just the way it is. And you only get to make one first […]

Continue Reading »

How can I best maintain my asphalt?

Well maintained asphalt can last 20 years or more. In order to extend the life of asphalt pavement, a periodic maintenance plan is of the essence. The plan will depend on the current status of the surface. A well designed maintenance plan will include crack repair, sealcoating, pothole repair, and other applications. Sweeping and line […]

Continue Reading »

What causes asphalt to fail?

Asphalt pavement’s worst enemy is water leaking into its base. Asphalt can turn dry and fragile as untreated areas oxidize. As the top layer wears away, small cracks occur, which can increase in size if not treated. Access of water on the pavement’s base causes materials to shift and cracking to continue to expand. This, […]

Continue Reading »

What is asphalt?

Asphalt is a liquid form of petroleum, and a popular choice used for surfacing areas thanks to its highly viscous and sticky attribute, which makes it a great binder. Asphalt pavement is a mixture of the asphalt binding element with a 95% ratio of aggregate, which can be stone, sand, or gravel. This mix, once […]

Continue Reading »

Free Job Quote

Recent Work

Customer Testimonials

Our retail strip mall was in need of striping and LDC Paving gave our lot an amazing face lift. Our lot looks totally different. Thanks

Property Owner

View all Testimonials

Certified with the City of Houston

We are now certified with the City of Houston for asphalt paving, concrete, asphalt & concrete repair, sealcoating, bollard post installation, striping, and crack seal. We are also registered with the City as MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) and a SBE (Small Business Enterprise)