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At K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd., we’re more than just paving contractors—we’re your asphalt experts here in Kitchener. Read our blog for knowledgeable advice and useful tips. Check back often for the latest posts!

  • 04/10/2023 0 Comments
    Choosing the Right Paving Contractor in Kitchener: Key Considerations

    In Ontario, there are approximately 150,000 centreline kilometres of paved roads. Paved roads and driveways offer a smooth ride and enhance safety.

    If you're looking for a paving contractor in Guelph or Kitchener, you should choose the right one. The right contractor will help complete your paving project efficiently and for a great price.

    Here are the key considerations for choosing a paving contractor in Kitchener.

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  • 04/10/2023 0 Comments
    Cambridge Paving Contractors: Services, Costs, and Expertise

    Are you the owner of a shopping mall, a motel, a storage facility, or another type of commercial business in the Cambridge area? If so, you know how important it is to properly have your driveways, walkways, and parking lots paved.


    If you have cracks, potholes, and other imperfections on these surfaces, they'll quickly turn into eyesores. They'll also become safety hazards that could cost your company a lot of money.


    Hiring a paving contractor in Cambridge to help you smooth out these surfaces will improve their appearance and make them safe again. Here is what you should know about the services, costs, and expertise the best Cambridge paving contractor can provide.

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  • 06/01/2022 0 Comments
    Why Asphalt Repair Is Important for Your Business

    Are the roads, pathways, and parking lot around your business deteriorating?

    Asphalt can weaken and become brittle over time with use. Consider hiring an asphalt repair service once you notice issues with potholes forming. The quality of your parking space and your business exterior matters. Below are some of the reasons why asphalt repairs are beneficial to your business.


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  • 06/01/2022 0 Comments
    How to Select an Asphalt Paving Company

    Does your property need new parking lots or pathways? Is it time to start a new paving project? If so, choosing the right asphalt paving company should take top priority. But what should you ask them to make sure you're getting the best experience?

    Read on to find out more about how you can select the best asphalt paving company by asking the right questions.


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  • 24/12/2021 0 Comments
    What Does a Quality Asphalt Parking Lot Say About Your Business?

    What do customers see when they pull into your business? Is it a faded, worn-out parking lot full of bumps and cracks? If yes, you may be creating a less than perfect first impression. After all, first impressions are everything. Upgrade the look of your business with a new asphalt parking lot! 

    Keep reading to find out why an asphalt parking lot is essential and what they can do for your business! 


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  • 11/05/2021 0 Comments
    Preparing Your Asphalt Parking Lot for Cold Canadian Winters

    Canadian winters are notoriously severe, with record ice storms and millions of dollars worth of snow removal service each year. 


    Because of this, some preparation is necessary before snow begins to fall and it becomes icy. While your asphalt parking lot is still dry, repairs need to be made to ensure walking and driving can be safer once it snows.


    Keep reading to find out how you can prepare your commercial or industrial parking lot for the upcoming winter season. 


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  • 31/12/2020 0 Comments
    How Asphalt Pulverization Saves Money During the Recycling Process

    Did you know that Canada's first asphalt paved roads were built in 1915? They were in Alberta, specifically Edmonton, Jasper, and Camrose, as well as in Ottawa and Ontario.

    Asphalt has a long history. Centuries ago, bitumen, the raw material used to make asphalt, seeped through the ground to form natural deposits. 

    Some of the largest deposits still exist in Alberta, Utah, and Trinidad and Tobago.

    Over the years, asphalt paving modifications resulted in the long-lasting roadways and pavements evident today.

    One of the more popular methods of asphalt paving in use today is asphalt pulverization.

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  • 11/08/2020 0 Comments
    Why Business Owners Need to Maintain Their Commercial Parking Lots

    If you own a series of commercial parking lots, you must maintain them. Not only can a poorly maintained lot affect your business, but it can also put you out of business.

    If you're wondering why you need to continue maintaining your parking lot, you've come to the right place. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know.

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  • 10/08/2020 0 Comments
    Dos and Don'ts to Ensure the Longevity of Your Asphalt Pavement

    Asphalt paving can give the best return on your investment compared to other types of paving. Unlike concrete pavements, a properly designed and constructed asphalt pavement rarely needs to be removed or replaced. It is difficult to rehabilitate a concrete pathway cost-effectively after it reaches the end of its design life. To enjoy the benefits of long-lasting smooth asphalt pavement, you should maintain it proactively. This blog brings you the important dos and don’ts to remember to ensure the longevity of your asphalt pavement.


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  • 21/04/2020 0 Comments
    Maintenance Tips for the Longevity of Asphalt Parking Lots

    The lifespan of every structure depends on how well it is maintained. Asphalt is cost-effective and durable, making it an attractive choice as a pavement surface. A well maintained asphalt pavement will last anywhere from 15-30 years. It is, however, important to find a reliable paver to get the job done right. K-W Cornerstone specializes in asphalt paving. Read our blog to learn more about asphalt paving.

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  • 20/01/2020 0 Comments
    What Equipment is Used by Professionals for Asphalt Paving?

    Asphalt is a composite material that is commonly used to construct roads, pavements and parking lots. Asphalt paving is highly durable, cost-effective and economical. It provides excellent skid resistance and better visual distinction between road markings while preventing accumulation of snow on your roads. Asphalt is also a very environmental-friendly material; it is up to 100% reusable and recyclable. 

    K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd. offers quality asphalt repair services to clients in Kitchener and Southern Ontario. We strive to deliver quality products, efficient workmanship and hassle-free services to our clients. We also provide commercial paving and industrial paving services.

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  • 28/10/2019 0 Comments
    Asphalt: When to Repair or Replace Your Paving

    Maintaining your asphalt paving is important, both for your business’ image and for your bottom line. If left alone, minor damage can deteriorate further and thereby quickly come to necessitate extensive and costly repairs — or even a full-scale replacement. To help you ensure that you get the most out of your pavement, here are four common indicators that your asphalt needs professional attention.


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  • 07/05/2019 0 Comments
    Should You Repair or Replace the Asphalt on Your Property?

    Despite asphalt being everyone’s first choice due to its cost and durability as a paving material, it is by no means, invincible.

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  • 25/01/2019 0 Comments
    What Paving Professionals Look For When Considering Repair or Repaving

    While asphalt is one of the most popular, cost-effective and versatile paving materials, it does have some shortcomings. In addition to traffic and seasonal changes, extreme cold weather, heavy rains and snow, excessive precipitation and repeated salting will eventually cause wear and tear, and cracks in the paved surface of your Cambridge property.

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  • 28/12/2018 0 Comments
    Recycling Asphalt Pavement for Your Cambridge Property & The Environmental Impact of Green Paving

    When you think of asphalt, you think roads, pavements or driveways, but would it surprise you to know that asphalt makes its way to roofing shingles, tennis courts or even the linings of fish hatcheries?

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  • 30/11/2018 0 Comments
    How Sealcoating Works & The Importance of Crack Sealing in Asphalt Repair

    Nothing beats asphalt in terms of cost, installation speed, versatility and durability as a paving material. Driveways, parking lots, pavements and roads are paved with asphalt surfaces. Your commercial property or municipal premises must reflect a positive image conveyed through ongoing maintenance and well-kept paved areas.

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  • 27/03/2018 0 Comments
    Tips for Protecting Your Asphalt in Winter

    Whether you’re responsible for a large parking lot or a short driveway, when it comes to your asphalt paving, you don’t want to have to repair it regularly. Although asphalt is tough enough to withstand the thousands of cars that travel along a highway in a day, it’s not invincible. What’s more, cold asphalt is more brittle than hot asphalt so it requires a little bit of preparation to keep it performing at its best in the winter. That’s why K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd. in Kitchener want to let all our customers know some easy tips to protect your asphalt from harsh Ontario winters.

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  • 27/03/2018 0 Comments
    Origins of Asphalt Paving

    Although it’s not necessarily something people think about that often, asphalt paving is one of the most common and essential parts of modern living. When you drive your car to work in Kitchener, to the grocery store in Guelph, or to pick the kids up from school in Cambridge, you’ll be driving for most of that time on asphalt.

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  • 16/11/2017 0 Comments
    Why Hiring a Professional Paver is the Best Choice for Your Business

    When it comes to paving your parking lot or other large area, hiring non-professionals or even companies that don’t specialize in paving might seem like an easy way to cut costs. However, paying less for asphalt paving in the short term will cost you a lot more money in the long term. If you hire a professional commercial paving contractor in the Cambridge, Kitchener, or Waterloo areas, you won’t have to worry about the job getting done right.

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  • 16/11/2017 0 Comments
    How Asphalt Maintenance and Repair Can Save You Money

    Did you know that neglecting your pavement might cost you money in the long run? Your parking lot, private road, or other paving is often the first thing your clients see when they visit your Kitchener, Cambridge, or Waterloo business location and poorly cared for asphalt can leave a bad impression.

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  • 19/06/2017 0 Comments
    The Advantages of Asphalt Paving Over Concrete Paving

    Asphalt and concrete are the two most commonly used paving materials. Asphalt consists of a bitumen binder which holds together a mixture of aggregates such as sand, gravel, and crushed rock. Concrete likewise consists of aggregates, though in concrete these aggregates are bound together by cement. Of the two, asphalt paving in Kitchener and Cambridge from a professional paving contractor such as K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd. has the most potential benefits for your project.

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  • 21/10/2016 0 Comments
    All You Need to Know About Potholes

    Potholes – the bane of motorists everywhere. They can range from the size of a teacup to something big enough to swallow a house! Regardless of their size, how they form is pretty well the same whether you live in Nunavut or the warmest reaches of southern Ontario.

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  • 21/10/2015 0 Comments
    How Often Do You Need to Replace Asphalt?

    If you have invested in a new asphalt parking lot, you undoubtedly want to make sure that it lasts a long time. If the asphalt was professionally designed and installed by a trusteed paving contractor in Kitchener, like K-W Cornerstone Paving Ltd., it should give you about 20-30 years.

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