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Car Park Trivia

For most people, car parks are at best, a mundane necessity in everyday life and at worst, a daily trial that tests even the calmest driver’s patience. But if you dig a little below the surface, parking lots have quite a colourful history, which if nothing else, might make the next time you have to endlessly circle one looking for a space a little less painful. Here are five strange and interesting facts about the unassuming car park. The first multi

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Boost Your Curb Appeal

The exterior appearance of your property is known as it’s ‘curb appeal’ and this can play an important role in the valuation of your home. Although it might seem superficial when compared to the internal features of your home, first impressions really do count on the modern property market. This week, we run through five things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your home. Re-do your driveway In most Australian front yards, paving takes up a significant proportion

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5 Good Reasons to Install an Asphalt Driveway This Spring

Now that the warmer weather has arrived in Melbourne, you’re probably beginning to think more about the exterior appearance of your home, and perhaps even looking for ways to add value to your property before the spring selling season takes off. One of the best ways to transform the exterior appearance of your property is by installing or upgrading hardscaping elements like fences, paving and driveways. This week, we take a look at five key reasons why you

4 Asphalt Myths Busted

Although ubiquitous in an urban landscape like Melbourne, asphalt is an often misunderstood building material that gets a bad rap in terms of it’s functionality and environmental impact. In this article, we aim to dispel four of the popular myths surrounding asphalt and it’s use in the building industry. Asphalt isn’t durable If asphalt is properly installed and maintained, then it has the potential to last between 20-40 years and is in fact known as ‘perpetual pavement’. Asphalt is far more durable

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Potholes

Perhaps the most easily recognised type of asphalt failure, potholes are a perpetual thorn in the side of local governments, homeowners, and businesses alike. In this article, we provide a run down of some of the most common questions that our clients ask about potholes. What causes potholes? There are three key factors which contribute to the formation of potholes: Insufficient drainage: If water is left to pool in the underlying soil structure, it weakens the foundations of the pavement, making it more vulnerable

4 Reasons Asphalt is an Environmentally Friendly Material

It’s been hard to conceptualise asphalt as an environmentally friendly material ever since Joni Mitchell first sung the line “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot” way back in 1970. However, Ms Mitchell may have felt about the subject, asphalt is one of the most environmentally sustainable, energy efficient, and low emission construction materials available on the modern market. Here are four key reasons why asphalt should be considered a green surfacing option. 1. Recycling and energy efficiency Asphalt is