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DRYCO Winter Pavement Maintenance Seminar

The DRYCO Winter Paving Seminar is just around the corner.  On February 21st, DRYCO Construction, Inc. President and founder Daren Young will put on another of his award winning* seminars.  Topics covered will include the types and uses of various pavements, how to address failed pavement, tips on increasing the life of pavement, and much more.

Entertaining and informative, this seminar will give you the information you need to make you “dangerous”!

There are still a few spots open for this seminar, so if you act fast, you can still get in.  If the spaces fill up before you get a chance to register, you can always sign up for the following Spring Paving Seminar that will be on May 23rd.

Can’t make it to the Seminar?  We can come to you!  DRYCO offers “Lunch N’ Learns”, a condensed version of the four-hour seminar.  DRYCO “Lunch N’ Learns” are a one-to-two hour seminar customized for your company’s needs, with lunch included of course.  These sessions are typically for offices with multiple interested participants, and can be put on at your office or DRYCO’s; your choice!

To schedule a “Lunch N’ Learn” session or register for a Pavement Maintenance Seminar, please contact Diane Rebecchi:
DianeR@DRYCO.com  (408) 202-8234

* Daren Young has won the self-appointed “DRYCO Man of the Year” award 28 consecutive years and counting.

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 More information on Seminars and “Lunch N’ Learns” can be found in the above flyers and on our website at http://www.dryco.com/contact/seminars.htm

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from everyone here at DRYCO Construction, Inc.

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While everyone loves a good scare on Halloween night, child safety should not be the source.

Just remember to be safe and cautious of your surroundings while driving this evening, because children are more than twice as likely to be in the path of a car on Halloween while they are trick-or-treating.

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Why are you sealcoating in October?!

Every year around this time, we see the same scenario:

It’s October, there is “use it or lose it” money in your budget, and your lot needs a sealcoat.

We see this scenario year in and year out.  The fact of the matter is that a sealcoat done in October will not last as long as a sealcoat done earlier in the season. Warm ground temperatures and good positioning of the sun are essential for a quality sealcoat job.  Sealcoat needs to be able to cure properly, and while we get a few hours of nice 80 degree weather on some days this time of year, it is just not enough.  Once the temperature cools down at night, the curing process is put on hold, and what you are left with is a sub-par sealcoat. Even though it dries, it doesn’t cure properly.

Spray On Seal Coat

Spray-On Sealcoat

Sealcoat material contains a lot of water.  When sealcoat is laid down during the warm weather months, it cures fast.  The water gets sucked out, and the result is a nice dense sealcoat.  The length of time it takes to cure is directly tied to the temperature of the ground and the position of the sun. In October many sections of the parking lot don’t even see the sun and the pavement temperature never gets out of the 50’s.

Squeegee Sealcoat

Squeegee Sealcoat

When the sealer dries slowly, the water does not get drawn out as much and the resulting product is less dense and won’t last.  The sealcoat actually wears off before it gets a chance to cure. You’re much better off waiting until April to seal than doing it in October. In April you have the entire warm season ahead of you and even if it dries slowly that day the warmer days to come will cure it out. In October you’re lucky to get one coat to dry and unlikely to get two coats down in one day, this causes scheduling problems for the restriping crews and the customers. The bottom line is there not much value to be gained sealcoating in October.

Sealcoat Pavement Maintenance

Sealcoat Pavement Maintenance

Having said that, October is traditionally one of our biggest sealcoating months. Why is that? A lack of pavement knowledge… exactly what this blog is trying to address. Come to our seminar and learn enough to be dangerous about Pavement Maintenance. The February 21st seminar is open for registration.

Contact Diane Rebecchi for more seminar details.
408) 202-8234 dianer@dryco.com

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Looking Out For Our Customers’ Customers

          Sometimes it can be difficult to find the time for pavement maintenance.  Sometimes the business flow just doesn’t allow for it during the work week, and you have no other choice than to try and get the work done on the weekend.

          At DRYCO, we understand that these circumstances occur, and we make it our priority to accommodate our customers so that they can accommodate their customers.  We don’t just care about the customers we work with.. we care about our customers’ customers, and want to ensure a smooth operation to keep the inconvenience across all levels to a minimum.

          Working on the weekends for DRYCO does not just pertain to the crews that show up to do the work.  For weekend jobs, we have to specially open the plants to get the materials needed to perform the work for that day.

          In recent weeks, we have had crews work full Sundays at various Wells Fargo locations.  Because banks have so much parking lot traffic on a daily basis, we could not shut their parking lot down during regular business hours to do the work.  In order to complete the work, we had to schedule the work to be done Sundays, when the bank is closed.

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DRYCO at Wells Fargo

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DRYCO at Wells Fargo

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We truly care about every facet of our relationship with our customers,
and will do whatever we can to make everything work out for all.

If you have a need for concrete, fencing, or parking lot repairs,
just give DRYCO a call at 510-438-6500!

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DRYCO works in Silicon Valley

DRYCO Construction made its mark last weekend at three of the most desired companies to work for, according to LinkedIn’s “Most InDemand Employers”, a set of rankings of the most sought-after companies on LinkedIn.

DRYCO crews were on site completing jobs at the headquarters for Apple, Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, all in one weekend!

In Mountain View, the concrete crew did interior and exterior work on a walkway at LinkedIn, while the asphalt crew worked on repairs for a lot over 3000 SF at Google’s Intuit building.

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Crew at Google

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At Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, DRYCO’s asphalt crew completed work consisting of remove & replace.

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The last of the Silicon Valley work completed over the weekend was for Apple. Crews repaired concrete curbs that had been damaged by tree roots.  Additionally, the asphalt crew did some remove and replace work, and DRYCO finished the weekend with the crews sealcoating and striping a 3600 SF lot.

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Here at DRYCO we value our customers, we do our best to keep our prices low, provide quality customer service, and always stay on schedule. It is because of these values we have been able to compete in such a competitive industry for over 30 years.

 

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Hike for ManKind ’13

On Saturday May 11th, DRYCO Construction, Inc. sponsored the 3rd annual Hike for ManKind to raise funds for OneChild, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged children with new clothing and school supplies. The event consisted of a hike for those brave enough to hike Mission Peak to the top, followed by a barbecue back at DRYCO headquarters.

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The day started beautiful and cool, and after a small “power-breakfast” around 8am, 49 hikers were shuttled over to start the ascent from the base of Mission Peak.

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The heat wore on as the hours passed, but the hikers kept trekking along, finally reaching the summit around 10:30am.

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After taking a breather and checking out the amazing views, the group took some photos and then started the descent.

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Once everybody made it back to the base of the mountain, they were shuttled back to DRYCO headquarters to meet up for a post-hike barbecue lunch.

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For every hiker that climbed Mission Peak, DRYCO donated a NEW backpack to OneChild. For each person that participated in the barbecue, DRYCO donated $25 Payless Shoes gift cards to OneChild.

Overall, almost $2500 in goods and gift cards was raised for OneChild!

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Thank you to everybody that came out and made the Hike for ManKind ’13 to benefit OneChild a success.

 

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Baseball Fever! DRYCO at AT&T Park

Baseball season is upon us and the home opener is just weeks away, so get ready to cheer on the WORLD SERIES CHAMPION San Francisco Giants! When the Giants are in a pinch, they call on DRYCO Construction for relief. Recently, DRYCO completed a job expanding seating and reconfiguring a path of travel for those with disabilities.

It was a home-run.

DRYCO at AT&T Park

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DRYCO at AT&T Park

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DRYCO at AT&T Park

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DRYCO at AT&T Park

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In addition, DRYCO has worked at AT&T Park over the years installing fencing, gates, the right field archways, and pouring concrete to upgrade the batting cages.

We are not done yet! DRYCO will be at AT&T Park on March 23rd to sealcoat and stripe the player’s parking lot, and look forward to continuing a great relationship in the years to come. After a fantastic 2012 season that culminated in winning the World Series, we wish the best of luck to the Giants on a successful 2013 campaign.

If you have a need for concrete, fencing, or parking lot repairs,
just give DRYCO a call at 510-438-6500!

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