Asphalt Damage and Distress: 13 Types of Pavement Deterioration 

Asphalt is one of the most common types of paving material available today. The majority of parking lots are built with asphalt, which is found in many other paving applications as well. What many people don’t realize, however, is that using asphalt has many downsides. The biggest one is probably the sheer variety of damage […]

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Why TRUEGRID is a Great Choice for Your RV Parking

If you’ve ever owned an RV, you know that having a dedicated parking space is preferable to parking it on the street or in your driveway. RVs are generally too big to fit in a garage and heavy enough to leave indentations and tracks in your yard.  Of course, you might be the owner of […]

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How to Meet or Exceed Commercial Parking Lot Paving Standards

If you need to build a commercial parking lot, it has to meet a set of standards to comply with local codes and function as you need it to. Depending on the size of your lot and how much/what kind of traffic you expect it to see on a daily basis, there are a number […]

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5 Problems with Clay Brick Pavers

Clay brick pavers are commonly used in both commercial and residential paved areas. They are found in walkways, sidewalks, fire lanes, and other paved areas that expect regular traffic and need to bear weight. Disadvantages of Clay Brick Pavers While some people appreciate the look of clay brick pavers, they can pose a lot of […]

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Infographic: Comparing Commercial Paving Materials

The ability to hold heavy loads is critical for any commercial paving project. Luckily, there are three commercial paving materials options to choose from when designing your lot: Asphalt, Concrete, and High-Grade Recycled Plastic Pavers filled with gravel or grass. It’s no secret that asphalt is the most widely used paving material, but why is […]

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Project Spotlight: Auto Auction Inventory Lot

In Houston, Texas, the Cox Automotive Group needed a large car and truck inventory lot for auto auctions for commercial dealerships. It had already purchased the land for a 653,400 square foot concrete parking lot, 4 acres of which was to be designated as a detention pond. The plan was to install impervious concrete and […]

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How to Extend a Driveway Without Breaking the Bank

If you’re like many homeowners, you live in a home with a premade driveway, probably built without any input from you, so it might not fit your needs exactly. Maybe you’ve purchased another vehicle; you have someone new living with you, or you have some extra toys that need a place to sit.  For whatever […]

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4 Benefits of Gravel Parking Lot Markers Over Traditional Paint

How do you best utilize a gravel lot?  Without stripes, parking will be inefficient and unorganized. Paint on gravel just does not work, unless you enjoy painting frequently. Of all the benefits of using permeable pavers to build a gravel parking lot, one of the most overlooked is that using parking lot markers to organize […]

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Why Gravel Driveways are the Best Driveways

Up until now, gravel driveway technology has been relatively unevolved. Gravel driveways have been around for ages, and come with a few benefits as well as a plethora of problems. Asphalt and concrete have made better-looking driveways for a long time, however, that’s not the case anymore.  Thanks to companies like TRUEGRID, the gravel driveway […]

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How to Pave Your Own Parking Lot Without a Permit

As a commercial business, you need a parking lot for a few reasons. Not only does a parking lot give your employees, customers, and visitors a place to comfortably park their vehicles, it adds an element of professionalism to your building as well. However, most parking lots require a permit to build. If you’re a […]

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