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Serving all of Southern California

Inland Empire Palm Desert San Diego

Let’s Get Social! Follow us @amspaving

Serving all of Southern California

Inland Empire Palm Desert San Diego

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When to Make a Call for Help

When to Make a Call for Help

Taking on an asphalt project in any form can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. If you’re thinking that you might be needing some repair or maintenance done on your asphalt surface, you probably do. Oftentimes the problems that are clearly visible...

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Skip Loader

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Skip Loader

What is it? Skip Loaders (also known as front end loaders or wheel loaders) are pieces of construction equipment, often around the same size as a standard car and are optimized for digging and loading heavy material into trucks. We use our skip loaders to haul away...

What is Striping

What is Striping

What is it? Striping is the industry term used for any paint applied to an asphalt surface, whether it be a simple line or a more complex image, like that of a wheelchair to indicate accessible parking spaces. Striping material is either paint or thermoplastic (a...

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AMS Equipment Spotlight: Skid Steers

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Skid Steers

What is it? Skid steers (also known as skid steer loaders) are compact and versatile pieces of machinery. They can perform a multitude of tasks across a wide range of industries, from construction to landscaping to agriculture and forestry. They are generally defined...

What is an Overlay?

What is an Overlay?

What is it? There are two main types of overlays: asphalt and fabric/mat. In both cases, the top 1½”-2” layer of damaged asphalt is milled down to present a slightly more level surface to cover. A fabric/mat overlay is more involved in that it requires laying a binder...

What is ADA Compliance?

What is ADA Compliance?

What is it?ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance is an important social and legal matter regarding the accommodations of individuals with disabilities. Signed into law in July 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act strives...

What is Patching?

What is Patching?

What is it?Patching is the process of applying a layer of hot asphalt to a damaged asphalt surface, or removing a section of damaged asphalt and replacing it with a layer of fresh asphalt. Using a grinder, we cut into the existing surface and grind it down to the...

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Water Trucks

AMS Equipment Spotlight: Water Trucks

What is it?A water truck, also known as a tank truck or tanker truck, is a vehicle designed to carry liquids from one location to another. These trucks are comprised of 3 components: the cab for the driver, the tank for the water, and pumping equipment for dispersing...

Is the Asphalt to Blame?

Is the Asphalt to Blame?

We have high expectations when it comes to the life of our asphalt pavement. It is almost always the most expensive asset to replace. The Reserve Study often states this major common area component has a 25-year lifespan, prompting us to ask “what happened?” when...

AMS Equipment Spotlight: 2- and 3-Axle Move Trailers

AMS Equipment Spotlight: 2- and 3-Axle Move Trailers

What is it? A move trailer is an essential piece of equipment used to transport our heavy paving machinery from our yard to your job site. Bumper-to-bumper, the 2-axle is approximately 67’ long and can haul around 40 tons (80,000lbs) of equipment; and the 3-axle,...

What is a Pothole?

What is a Pothole?

What is it? A pothole is a depression in a road surface, parking lot, driveway, etc. where traffic and water erosion have removed broken pieces of the asphalt and underlying subgrade. What causes it? Potholes are generally the result of water erosion in the underlying...

AMS Equipment Spotlight: 4’ and 7’ Grinders

AMS Equipment Spotlight: 4’ and 7’ Grinders

What is it? An asphalt grinder (or cold planer/cold milling machine) is a large piece of machinery used to grind away the asphalt surface or down to the base layer. The adjustable depth allows us to remove a small layer (1” to 1 ½”) off the surface for a simple...

What is Crack Sealing?

What is Crack Sealing?

What is it? Crack Sealing is the process of using hot rubberized seal to seal cracks in the asphalt surface. This is an excellent method of treating cracks between ¼” and 1” wide. Anything smaller than ¼” is too narrow for the rubberized seal to penetrate, and...