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Tennis or Basketball Court-Running Track Construction

by Administrator19. August 2015 10:12

Looking for a paving contractor to install a tennis court, outdoor basketball court, or running track? JK Pavement has a skilled and experienced team of pavers that can build the desired space to your liking.  When these spaces are constructed properly, it ensures the best functionality for the longest possible period of time.

When developing a tennis court, our assortment of services is thorough.  We are thorough and complete in our efforts.  From the installation of asphalt that includes surfacing and coloring, to the completion of the tennis court through striping, fencing, and even pole and net installation.  With the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati right now, we know that tennis players are eager to get out and play!  With JK, as soon as we’re done, your tennis court will be suitable for play. 

This holds true for the outdoor basketball courts and running tracks as well, and for all three the proper installation is critical for accuracy and the safety of those that will be using it.  Would you want to run a race against someone with uneven lanes?  Would you want to shoot hoops on an unleveled court?  We didn’t think so!  With us these are issues you won’t encounter.

Make the community proud by making outstanding outdoor recreational facilities.  Maybe the high schools playing surfaces are in need of an overhaul, or they at least need some resurfacing.  In the case that this is true, you know where to go!  We’ve been paving for over 25 years, and we’re confident in the quality of our services.  

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Driveway Paving Season for JK Meurer's Contractors

by Administrator23. June 2015 15:37

Houses take a lot of work to keep them in good condition. When things need to be repaired at your home that you are not capable of doing or would prefer to have someone else do, an experienced and reliable company is desired to get the job done.  When it comes to driveways and other paving services, JK Meurer is that company.

 At JK Meurer we strive for greatness in quality and customer service.   We have over 20 years of paving experience, and our reliability is demonstrated through our A+ BBB rating, and Angies List Super Service Award.

Over our time in the asphalt paving business we’ve found that when spring and summer come around, people want to get their driveways paved. Driveway paving takes a specialized contractor and technique where experience is essential. Setting up a good foundation for you asphalt will ensure a smooth and even driveway that will last for years to come.

In Cincinnati this is even more important because to last, the driveway must withstand harsh winter conditions.  The better the job is done the more difficult it will be for water to make it’s way in, freeze, expand, and create cracks in the driveway.

If you’d like to get a quote on your specific project, it’s easy!  We have an online form for those that prefer to be contacted by email first, and you can also find our phone number and address on that page.  We look forward to making your driveway happen, and making you another satisfied client!

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JK Meurer-The Trustworthy Paving Contractors

by Administrator27. April 2015 12:45

When working with any business, it’s generally important that you can trust that their product or service.  How can we verify something like this?  For JK Pavement this is a topic we are proud, and happy to discuss.  We’ve always thought that credibility and notable achievements are a way to separate our business from the rest of the pack.  Actions truly do speak louder than words, and our awarded paving services speak for themselves.

Recently, we received an award from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to celebrate our 25 years of accreditation.  They awarded us, and we have maintained an A+ rating.  We are pleased with our 25 years with BBB, as they have help conveyed to potential customers that we are worthy of their trust, and always push businesses to perform their best.

Another company that is always pushing businesses that we’ve had the pleasure of working with is Angie's list.  We have won their Super Service Award 9 times in the 14 years we’ve been listed on their website, including this past year.

Aside from awards, it’s comforting to know that a business is family owned and operated.  Our history dates back to the 1940’s, and it has always remained in the same family.  Family is important to us, and that’s how we treat each of our valued customers.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding JK Meurer Corp. please leave a comment or contact us!  We hope that our credibility will lead you to entrusting us with your next driveway, parking lot, or other paving project.  You won’t be disappointed!

 

JK BBB 25 Yr Award

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Driveway Replacement | JK Meurer Corp.

by Administrator15. August 2014 13:43

asphalt deterioration

When to Replace Your Driveway

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably only stop to think about the condition of your driveway when you’re lamenting the large cracks that have formed in it. Such cracks are unsightly and can take away from the overall look of your home’s exterior. Yet you’re probably debating on whether or not it’s worth paying the money to have driveway replacement done to a surface that you’re just going to continue to walk and drive over.

Driveway Replacement Rules

As soon as those cracks start to appear, the thought of replacing your driveway starts to grow in your mind. Yet with the option to try and patch those cracks being available, you might be torn over whether it’s better to have driveway replacement or repair done. In general, there are a few rules that you can rely on to dictate when you need to replace your driveway:

·         Consider its age: Your driveway is asked to go through a lot in withstanding the elements as well as providing you and your family a surface to drive over. After a certain amount of time, any material asked to endure such abuse will break down. If your driveway is approaching 20-25 years old, it may time to consider replacing it.

·         Some cracks are just too big: Small cracks in your driveway’s surface can often easily be patched with liquid crack fillers. Yet any that are more than a few inches deep or greater than a quarter of an inch wide could be a sign of deeper damage to the driveway’s foundation. In such cases, patching it only temporarily delays the need to replace it.

·         Add value to your home: If you’re considering a move, think of the aesthetic value that a new driveway could add to your home. Your driveway is one of the first things that prospective buyers will see. Seeing it full of large cracks may scare them away.

Let’s face it: nothing last forever. That includes your driveway. Given all that it’s had to stand up to over the years, it’s remarkable that it’s even made it this long. Do yourself and your home a favor by considering the driveway replacement surface offered here at J.K Meurer. We can replace your old, cracked surface with a brand new asphalt driveway that’s guaranteed to deliver improved strength and longevity. Why wait any longer? Give us a call today.  

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Asphalt Paving | JK Meurer Corp

by Administrator23. July 2014 12:24

Asphalt Paving Repair and Maintenance

Asphalt is durable, low-cost, and versatile, which makes it popular for areas such as parking lots and driveways. However, it isn’t indestructible.  Sometimes cracks, potholes, or other damage can appear. Here are a few of the best ways to keep your asphalt paving intact, and the most common methods used to repair it.

Sealing

To keep asphalt in good condition, its best to seal it every few years. Sealing the asphalt protects it from sun and chemical spills, as well as keeping water from seeping in. Most asphalt damage is done by water in freeze-thaw cycles—as water freezes, it expands, which can force the asphalt apart and crack it. Sealing the pavement helps prevent this from happening.

Other Prevention Tips

Water can also be kept out by installing a proper drainage system, which will help avoid seepage problems. Other ways to protect asphalt paving include preventing tree roots from growing underneath it, and ensuring that the pavement is properly installed during each stage of the project. This will keep it smooth, firm, and stable.

Milling Repair

How asphalt paving is repaired will depend on what kind of damage has been done. Milling repair is often done for small areas—the old asphalt is ground down a few inches, and then it is cleaned off. A specialized bonding agent is used to help attach fresh new asphalt to the old surface, and the edges are sealed with tar.

Replacement

In more severe cases, the asphalt may need to be replaced entirely. In this case, the asphalt and gravel base are torn up and totally removed. A new gravel base isv then laid down and compacted before new asphalt is reinstalled. Usually, this is done in two layers that are a few inches deep. After these steps are finished, tar is used to seal the edges.

If properly cared for, asphalt paving can last for decades. At JK Meurer Corp., we can help you ensure that your pavement receives the maintenance and repair it needs—if you have old or cracking asphalt, contact us today.

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Paving Contractors | JK Meurer Corp.

by Administrator18. June 2014 14:31

Learning What to Expect With Asphalt Paving

If you’ve got an upcoming asphalt paving job with the paving contractors of J.K. Meurer, we want you to know what to expect. While we will always do our best to make sure you are completely satisfied with the final product, we also want to familiarize you with what happens between the beginning and end of your paving job.

Your Vision

In order to better manage your expectations, you should talk with your contractor about what materials you’d like to have used for your paving job, the kind of asphalt that you’d like to have and how big your budget is. Paving contractors will use this information to complete the project as quickly and efficiently as possible according to your standards. 

Quality Materials

Using quality materials is the foundation of any professional paving job. When high quality products are used, your driveway, private road or parking lot will be more durable and will look its best. Not only is it better to use quality materials, it’s also good to obtain those materials through reputable manufacturers and suppliers. 

The Groundwork

You should also expect the width and length of your asphalt to be laid as perfectly as humanly possible. Specific industry standards are used when it comes to putting the layers in place. Paving contractors should also put down an extra layer if they can in order that the pavement will be extra durable. Something else that you should expect is proper drainage so that your driveway doesn’t become a pond when it rains.

The Finishing Touch

You can tell just how well an asphalt paving job was done by looking at the finish.  The paving should be kept as even as possible from the first layer to the final layer. Take a look at the pavement during the process to see how smooth and even it is.

 

The paving professionals at J.K. Meurer have the experience and industry connections required for any residential, commercial or municipal paving job. Give us a call to see what you can expect with your upcoming paving project.  

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Seal Your Blacktop Pavement | JK Meurer Corp

by Administrator29. April 2014 14:45

Is it Worthwhile to Seal Your Blacktop Pavement?

Rolling out a new blacktop pavement can add a clean look to the front of your home or business. If you’ve taken the time to make sure that the pavement is constructed properly, then you should also take the time to make sure that it is sealed properly. Pavement can easily last 20-30 years, but only if it is paved right in the first place and sealed.

What Does it Do?

When a blacktop pavement is first laid, it looks smooth and unbroken. Over time, the ground underneath the asphalt can start to shift—especially in areas where the ground consists mostly of sand. When coupled with the natural deterioration of asphalt over time, cracks and pits can develop. Eventually, rain falls and seeps into these vulnerable areas. If it happens to get cold enough to freeze the water, the water expands in the crack and makes it even larger.

A proper seal can help prevent the premature cracking of your pavement. It helps to keep the water from seeping in and going through a freeze-thaw cycle. It can also protect from other asphalt hazards, such as:

  • Sun exposure
  • Salt
  • Car fluids
  • Other chemical spills


How Often Should You Seal?

How often to seal depends on where you live and who you hire to do the sealing. Professional sealers can make sure the seal coat is administered correctly, helping you to get the maximum life out of your seal coat. If you live in an area that experiences a lot of freeze-thaw cycles, you may need to have your pavement sealed every two or three. If you live in a mild climate, you might be able to get away with doing it about every four years.

Do it Right the First Time

If you’re going to lay blacktop pavement, go all the way and have it properly sealed by professionals. It will help you cut down the costs on repairing the pavement over the years, and reduce the risk of having to repave your driveway entirely. For more information about residential and commercial pavement and sealing options, call us today.

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Paving Contractors | JK Meurer Corp

by Administrator31. March 2014 11:41

J.K. Meurer has been servicing the Cincinnati and Blue Ash areas and cultivating our sucess since the 1940's. That's right -- J.K. Meurer began operations as a paving company called A and M Radabaugh. In 1978, J.K. became Meurer Radabaugh and finally in 1985 the company had a final name and business change to become J.K. Meurer Corp.

There have been many technological changes in the asphalt paving industry since the 1940s, as one might guess. Changes include, but are not limited to, rubberized crackfillers, recycled asphalt materials, modifiers and sealant changes, paving fabrics and more; all of which are materials that are designed to last longer and perform better when pavement is laid out and constructed. Our devotion to quality has never wavered; our primary concern has always been to provide excellent customer satisfaction in laying asphalt.

We provide the quality asphalt paving to three different markets, including residential, commercial and municipal.

We have installed pavement for thousands customers all over the greater Cincinnati area, including Anderson, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Milford, Montgomery and Wyoming. We have built our successes from the ground up by laying a foundation and reputation for unparalleled customer service. We have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award numerous times since 2001 and you can rest assured that we a member of the Better Business Bureau. We maintain an A+ rating on ServiceMagic.com.

We also provide resurfacing and maintenance services and we're proud to be selected as the area's best paving service. Our employees are highly-skilled, well-trained experienced, true veterans in all phases of the job.

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Choosing a Paving Contractor | JK Meurer Corp

by Administrator29. December 2013 21:31

How to Choose a Paving Contractor for Paving Parking Lots

Choosing a contractor to pave a parking lot is about more than just price. Here are some questions you should ask potential paving contractors when choosing the one that's right for you.

1. How long have you been a paving contractor or paving business?

It's important to know how long they've been in business because you know they'll be around in the future, for future projects and re-paving.

2. Are there any hidden fees with any portion of the work that'll be done?

Always ask this question and make them say outright if there will be any additions are any point of the project.

3. Will you subcontract the work out without my consent?

Subcontracting the work out - especially without your say-so - should throw up a huge red flag.

4. Will the project pose any unique challenges?

Some forethought goes a long way for any project.

5. What are your credentials?

Always ask for previous work experience.

6. Are you accredited by the Better Business Bureau?

There are two reasons you should ask this. The first is that it obviously adds a lot of accountability and credential, the second is that you can actually go to the BBB's website and read any complaints about the company. We highly recommend doing this with any installation service.

7. Is asphalt or concrete the best for my parking lot?

You shouldn't have to answer this! A good paving contractor will know once they see the property. Let them decide.

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Choosing an Asphalt Paving Service | JK Meurer Corp

by Administrator15. November 2013 13:10

Choosing the right asphalt paving service is important, both for your wallet and in the quality of service you'll receive. Follow our tips for choosing one below, though, and you'll know you're making the right choice.

  • It's important to choose an asphalt service or a general contractor that is reputable in the area. Their service should be a trusted name both within the area and within the industry. Never accept an offer from someone who "just finished a paving job down the street and has 'leftover' pavement."
  • Get multiple quotes before accepting an offer, but don't rely on only the "cheapest." (Refer to bullet point #1.) The quote should focus on the same quantities and specifics. 
  • Ask the company for customer references.
  • Read the entire contract and check it for information on what would happen if trees, grass, plants, etc. were damaged. Does the company have liability insurance? Are they will to give you a copy of their certificate?
  • Make sure the contract includes... 
    • Start and end date 
    • Responsibilities of the workers (full depth of the work), 
    • Amount/depth of crushed aggregate to be used 
    • Types of hot mix to be used for the job 
    • Dimensions of the job area
    • Warranty on the craftmanship (both what it includes and how long it's good)

Next, you'll want to check:

  • If there are any buried utility lines in the pavement area.
  • If you need a permit before the work starts, and that the new construction will meet the city codes and placement standards.
  • If the work is within your property boundaries.

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