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Southern Asphalt Engineering has over 20 years’ experience in asphalt paving, maintenance, and repair in South Florida. Check out our blog to stay update-to-date and informed with infographics, how-tos, and tips on all asphalt-related projects.

municipal asphalt paving
18 November 2021

The Importance of Asphalt Restoration & Preventative Maintenance

Asphalt restoration and preventative maintenance are essential parts of keeping public spaces both safe and aesthetically pleasing. It is a multi-step process involving milling, resurfacing, and rejuvenation. At Southern Asphalt Engineering, we care for the asphalt milling and resurfacing needs of South Florida’s most well-known areas. We take great care in the varying steps of […]

Construction
24 August 2021

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Asphalt Paving Questions

We thought we’d answer some of the most frequently asked asphalt paving questions and provide helpful blogs and resources so you can become an expert too. How do I know if my property is ADA compliant? ADA compliance requires many different guidelines and accessibility features on your property or parking lot. Most contractors should complete asphalt […]

ADA Compliant Sign
24 August 2021

How To Resolve Commercial Property ADA Compliance Violations

Maintaining an ADA compliant property is a tricky matter, especially for commercial properties.  You may not realize it but there are many features on your commercial property that can be considered ADA non-compliant. Proactively making improvements on your property can help you avoid fines and financial repercussions. At Southern Asphalt Engineering, we are very familiar […]

handicap parking
20 August 2021

Newsletter: 8 Tips for ADA Compliance

Smooth asphalt? Check. Proper concrete curbing? Check. ADA compliance? This is a question many property managers have trouble answering because of the nitty-gritty details that go into making sure your property meets all ADA requirements. Southern Asphalt Engineering always makes sure every project we are a part of is ADA compliant. But if you’re unsure if […]

10 August 2021

Understand How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Asphalt Investment

Asphalt has a lifespan of around 20-25 years if you take care of it properly. Maintaining your asphalt may be time-consuming and tedious work, but asphalt is not just what your customers drive on; it’s money you put into your business, an investment. If you don’t maintain the asphalt pavement on your commercial property, you […]

12 July 2021

Newsletter: Find The Perfect Contractor

Finding the perfect contractor to complete your project can be a hassle. Hours of research and asking around for recommendations can still lead to hiring a contractor that is unprofessional or goes over budget. Check out these frustrations of hiring the wrong contractor, so you’ll know what to avoid: Time is money When working on […]

22 June 2021

What to Know Before Installing Speed Bumps and Humps

Speed bumps and humps are necessary traffic regulators that help reduce accidents in parking lots, residential communities, and commercial properties. These road additions act as safety measures against excessive speeding in pedestrian crossing zones or areas of high traffic.  Installing speed bumps and humps is crucial for property safety. These features need to be installed […]

28 May 2021

A Guide to Cleaning Asphalt and Concrete Paving

Asphalt and concrete paving projects are an investment for your business. Upgrading your property can increase your ROI because it adds value when you gain repeat traffic for your business. Protecting your investment is a great way to make sure your money is well spent. Asphalt and concrete repairs will last longer if you regularly […]

28 April 2021

5 Parking Lot Repairs that Will Retain Customers

Believe it or not, your parking lot is a huge factor for your business’s bottom line and it happens to be one of the first impressions your customers have of your business. If your parking lot is inaccessible, unsafe, and not ADA compliant, your customers will think twice about going into your business. Upgrading and […]

5 April 2021

The Perfect Checklist for a Property Manager

The hustle and bustle of upgrading your property can be very stressful, but you can make sure everything is in order with a simple checklist. As contractors with years of experience, we can give you a rundown of the essentials before signing off on a project. Grab your list, and let’s get started. 1. Research […]

27 January 2021

How to Make your Commercial Property More Drivable

Let’s talk about the importance of property appeal. Property managers and business owners know that first impressions can make or break a sale or even drive away a potential customer. So how can you achieve excellent property appeal to ensure the satisfaction and safety of your customers? This infographic details the steps to make your […]

22 January 2021

How to Make Your Commercial Property More Drivable [Infographic]

  Embed this Infographic Would you like to embed this infographic on your website? It’s a great reference for upgrading a commercial property. Please feel free to use the code below: <p><a href=’https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/’><img src=’https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SAE-Infographics-V2.png’ alt=’How to Make Your Commercial Property More Drivable INFOGRAPHIC’ width=’637′ border=’0′ /></a><br><br>Source: <a href=”https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/” target=”_blank”>https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/</a> <br /><br /></p>

15 December 2020

Debunking Myths About Asphalt Paving

There are many misconceptions surrounding asphalt pavement. As engineers with over 20 years of experience in asphalt construction and maintenance in South Florida, we at Southern Asphalt Engineering can debunk common myths and help you learn about asphalt. Let’s debunk some of the most prevalent asphalt misconceptions. Myth: Asphalt only needs repairs for the aesthetics […]

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17 April 2020

Asphalt Parking Lot Repair and Resurfacing Facts [Infographic]

  Embed this Infographic Would you like to embed this infographic on your website? It’s a great reference for statistics about speed bumps and humps and their benefits. Please feel free to use the code below: <p><a href=’https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/’><img src=’https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/asphalt-parking-lot-repair-infographic.png’ alt=’Asphalt Parking Lot Repair and Resurfacing Infographic’ width=’600′ border=’0′ /></a><br><br>Source: <a href=”https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/” target=”_blank”>https://www.southernasphaltengineering.com/</a> <br /><br /></p> […]

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4 December 2019

The Benefits of Speed Bumps and Humps [Infographic]

If you’re a property manager or business owner, you know that speed bumps and speed humps are one of the most effective ways to improve road safety. When placed and installed correctly, these roadway accessories can help reduce driver speeds and improve everyone’s safety. In the following graphic, we’ll point out key statistics and facts […]

municipal asphalt paving
14 November 2019

How to Hire a Municipal Asphalt Contractor

Having safe and well-paved roads in your city or town is crucial for the residents who live, work, and shop there. Roadways that don’t drain properly can cause inconveniences for pedestrians and drivers at best, and can be hazardous at worst. Potholes on municipal roads are a nuisance and can cause damage to vehicles. If […]

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29 October 2019

Why a Parking Lot Curb and Gutter Will Save Your Property

Concrete curb and gutters play an important role in maintaining the integrity of parking lots and roadways. A concrete curb and gutter is a pavement curb and roadway gutter cast together in one piece. It serves the double function of acting as a curb and a drainage system for runoff. Whether you manage subdivisions for […]

road sign installation miami
14 October 2019

What to Know Before Installing Road Signs

If you manage a commercial, residential, or municipal property with roadways, you know the importance of road signs in directing traffic and preventing accidents. However, before you install road signs or contract someone to do so, there are several important things to keep in mind.  The FHA (Federal Highway Administration) and FDOT (Florida Department of […]

line striping
23 September 2019

The Benefits of Line Striping

Whether it’s for your parking lot or roadway, it’s crucial for commercial and residential properties to have well-marked line striping. Not only do some building codes require line striping for commercial and residential properties, but it’s also crucial to mark your pavement to protect visitors, residents, employees, and your building from vehicular accidents. Here, the […]

Parking lot problems
17 June 2019

How to Improve Parking Lot Safety [INFOGRAPHIC]

When people think of dangerous places, parking lots may not be the first thing to come to mind. However, there are many risks that come with parking lots if the proper safety precautions aren’t put into place. For example, an average of 200 people die each year due to parking lot accidents. Additionally, parking lots […]

asphalt paving contractor
5 June 2019

5 Questions To Ask Your Asphalt Contractor

Asphalt paving offers plenty of benefits that range in nature from aesthetic to financial. When you hire an asphalt contractor, it is important to work with a trustworthy one. Today, anyone can create a professional-looking website that promises perfection and looks legitimate. However, many of these individuals or businesses do not deliver the expected results. […]

How to Maintain Asphalt
21 May 2019

How to Maintain an Asphalt Pavement [Infographic]

Asphalt makes driveways and parking lots smoother, more attractive and quieter. If you are planning on having asphalt paving installed soon or already have it, you will appreciate the cost-saving benefits that it gives you over time if you maintain it. Proper maintenance maximizes its longevity. When asphalt pavement is not maintained, it can break […]

parking lot stop
7 May 2019

What’s The Best Type Of Parking Stop For Your Business?

Whether you have a single row of parking spaces or a separate parking lot for your business, it is important to think about the safety of customers. Also, you must consider the safety of your building. According to recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 20 percent of all accidents happen in […]

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23 April 2019

How SAE’s Paving Services Can Save Your Parking Lot

Although many businesses plan for landscaping and regular property maintenance tasks, they often overlook the parking lot’s upkeep. Many businesses and apartment complexes have concrete parking lots that are uneven. They may also have cracks and potholes. Filling potholes, repainting lines, and filling cracks with more concrete will not make the parking lot more attractive […]

road speed bump
8 April 2019

Pros and Cons of Asphalt Speed Bumps

Thanks to advances in automotive technology and driver education, commuting in the United States has never been safer. Unfortunately, roughly 40,000 Americans still die in road accidents every year. Excessive speed is often the primary culprit in fatal crashes. Asphalt speed bumps have been proven to significantly reduce traffic accidents. Prior to installing speed bumps, it’s […]

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18 March 2019

How to Choose an Asphalt Paving Contractor

With so many seemingly reputable paving companies to choose from, picking out the right people to handle your asphalt project can be hard. However, there are a few simple factors that you can consider to pick out the winners from the losers, and we’ll acquaint you with the best ways to pick the right asphalt […]

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4 March 2019

Why Asphalt Milling is Cost-Effective

Asphalt is an incredibly useful material for roadways and parking lots, but it’s still subject to wear and tear. Replacing asphalt whenever it starts to show damage is incredibly expensive and wasteful, and patching this road and parking lot surface doesn’t address the full scope of the problem. Thankfully, there’s another option: Milling and resurfacing […]

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12 February 2019

What is The Process of Asphalt Resurfacing?

When an asphalt surface can no longer be fixed with repair techniques or when it reaches a certain age, it must be resurfaced. Asphalt typically has a service life of eight to 12 years. Factors such as traffic volume and weather determine how long it will last. With a new asphalt surface, a road looks […]

parking lot paving
31 January 2019

5 Signs Your Parking Lot Needs Resurfacing

Asphalt parking lots get heavy use. Whether you have a commercial or industrial parking lot, you need to keep it in optimal condition in order to ensure the safety of your employees and visitors. At Southern Asphalt Engineering Inc., we offer parking lot resurfacing for any size of asphalt parking lot. By resurfacing pitted, cracked […]

4 June 2016

Why use Brick Pavers in Miami?

When it comes to landscaping projects, homeowners look to add aesthetics and functionality to these outdoor spaces. The one other aspect they take into consideration is durability. Since these areas are exposed to the elements, it becomes very important to use materials that will be able to withstand the climatic changes and not get impacted […]

4 June 2016

Which Driveway Pavers in Miami Should You Choose?

There are many features on your commercial property that add to its attraction quotient and you take great care to design and install unique elements in the indoor and outdoor spaces. In many ways, the driveway becomes a very important aspect when it comes to the design of the outdoor areas. In fact, it’s one […]

11 April 2016

Concrete Pavers Miami

What is a concrete paver? What is a brick paver? These two terms are utilized interchangeably when alluding to decorative pavers, in any case, they actually allude to two separate items. What are Concrete Pavers Made Of? Concrete Pavers are made from water, sand, bond, aggregate (a bit up rocks or reused concrete), and shading […]

11 April 2016

Brick Paving

Brick paving can be a great way to spruce up your backyard, a patio or even your interior. While the vast majority just thinks of brick as a home building material there are many more uses that make this a great paving material. You will want to find a gifted mason to offer you with […]

25 November 2015

Thin Asphalt Overlays in Music City

In August, the NPCC (National Pavement Preservation Conference) came to Nashville. It was at this point that the pavement industry was reintroduced to something that it had been acquainted with for a long time- thin asphalt overlays. Of course this was a learning point for them as these overlays were a new version of the […]

25 November 2015

Is Your Parking Lot Ready for Winter?

Winter is not far away and the freezing cold ends up taking its toll on parking lots. The freezing precipitation puts excessive pressure on the asphalt in your parking lot and results in deep cracks which can eventually have a negative impact on its foundation too. It doesn’t take long for minor problems to escalate […]

24 October 2015

The Advantages of Asphalt

Many people consider asphalt roads inferior to concrete pavements. However, seasoned contractors will tell you that that’s simply not true. Concrete has its advantages and is suitable for certain conditions. However, asphalt has proven its superior performance repeatedly on high traffic pavements. There are several advantages of choosing asphalt roads over concrete and other such […]

municipal asphalt paving
24 October 2015

Perpetual Pavement Designs

Scientists and industry experts are always looking for better, more economical and sustainable pavement alternatives. The technology seems to be improving every day. One of the major concerns today is laying down green roads that are environmentally friendly during the manufacturing as well as the construction process. Perpetual pavement is one such eco-friendly pavement solution. […]

27 September 2015

Warm Mix Asphalt Wins “Most Popular”

Warm Mix Asphalt, is a topic of hot debate in the road building industry.  Let’s take a look at what this Warm Asphalt Mix is, see what the differences between hot mix and warm mix are, and explore the benefits of using  this mix in your road  construction project. A current survey of asphalt producers, […]

27 September 2015

Urban Heat Island Effects and Reflective Pavements

Most municipalities are now finding that addressing the UHI (urban heat island effect) is a major challenge. However, an Arizona State University report has brought to the fore debate around a number of common assumptions about whether reflective pavements are able to mitigate UHI. The Effect Reflective surfaces essentially redirect solar energy- this is also […]

24 August 2015

6 Benefits of Striping Your Parking Lot

When you’re running a business, you need to ensure the safety and comfort of your customers when they’re on your property. Your parking lot is the first impression on your potential customers when they drive into your property. A good, well maintained one might go unnoticed, but a badly maintained one immediately grabs attention. In […]

24 August 2015

Infrared Repairs – Facts and Benefits

There are several different ways to repair asphalt, but infrared is considered one of the finest ways to do it. It can address almost all types of problems easily and efficiently. However, there’s a lot of confusing, contradictory information out there about this method of asphalt repair. Infrared isn’t a complete solution to all your […]

13 July 2015

Advantages of Speed Bumps

No one really appreciates the humble speed bump, especially when they’re in a hurry and are forced to slow down. About 3” to 6” high, these asphalt constructions have been saving lives for several years now. They’re a tried and tested method of slowing people down and directing the traffic properly. An increasing number of […]

13 July 2015

Why You Should Opt for Asphalt Paving

Asphalt has consistently been a favored choice of many residential and commercial property owners. Not only is the material relatively inexpensive, it’s also very durable. A few years ago, it saw a dip in popularity, with people opting for concrete or traditional brick or pavers for aesthetic appeal. However, you can now utilize colored or […]

30 June 2015

Pave Your Way to A Better Parking Lot

Extreme weather can impact the pavement, damage it and create visible cracks in the surface. Asphalt is generally resilient but bad weather does damage it to a large extent. Usually, after severe weather, it is prudent to check the surface of the asphalt to ensure that it isn’t damaged or it can cause any accidents […]

20 May 2015

Understanding What Asphalt Paving is

Regardless of what you have seen, asphalt paving doesn’t really come in a specific size or shape. It is made of a number of different elements and is popularly used in a range of applications because ofits durability& cost. Today, it is popularly used for driveways, roads as well as private basketball courts and Southern […]

17 February 2015

How to Sealcoat Asphalt

Sealcoating is a process that is necessary for all paved surfaces. Not only does sealcoat make asphalt more attractive, but it also protects the surface from weathering that may be caused by exposure to automotive chemicals, UV rays, and acid rain. Prolonged exposure to these elements may cause premature aging of asphalt and eventually require […]

17 February 2015

DIY Asphalt Patching for Your Driveway

If you are planning to repair your blacktop asphalt driveway without professional help, the process will not be difficult if your driveway is a reasonable condition. However, if your asphalt is old and has many potholes and cracks, resurfacing it with fresh asphalt is the best long-term solution. Common Asphalt Repair Problems Pot Holes A […]

17 February 2015

Asphalt Paving Tips

Asphalt is a multipurpose material that can serve as the perfect, smooth surface between your garage and the public road. It can be your own personal stage on which you may showcase your prized vehicle. In addition, an asphalt surface is a great place for kids to play, and it can also add curb appeal […]

17 February 2015

5 Reasons to Repave Your Business’ Parking Lot

The entrance to your place of business can make or break a customer’s first impression. If pavement is unsealed, old, cracked or decaying, it creates a poor image. Some customers will turn away without ever coming in! Be sure to keep your parking lot smooth and trouble-free by hiring a paving company that really knows […]

17 February 2015

5 Reasons to Do Asphalt Overlay

If you’re wondering about reconstructing your driveway with asphalt, take a second to reconsider. While a reconstruction is necessary in some situations, an asphalt overlay (also known as resurfacing) is often a better solution. An asphalt overlay is when the top layer is removed and replaced with a fresh layer over an existing foundation. Read […]

17 February 2015

Parking Lot Asphalt Repair is Important

Many businesses have asphalt surfaces. If the surfaces are greatly damaged, every day operations will be affected. A business is more successful when the parking lot has no damage. For example, the customers will know that the business is established and professional. Another benefit is that proper repairs prevent liability issues. If a customer trips […]

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