Asphalt Repairs Using Infrared Technology – Keeping Things Hot in Winter

infrared asphalt repairs by C&L Services

How do infrared asphalt repairs save money and provide a long-term solution to repairing your asphalt?

Winter weather, ice storms, salt and snowplows will beat up a parking lot in no time. Traditional pothole repair methods are temporary patches, a way to keep asphalt in decent condition long enough until more permanent repairs can be done in warmer weather. But there is a new technology being utilized to repair asphalt in winter that is more resistant to extreme wear and tear and can save you money in the long run.

How Do Infrared Asphalt Repairs Work?

When there is failure in the pavement, infrared repair works by heating up and melting the asphalt. Melting the asphalt loosens it so it can be raked in with a new hot mix of asphalt and shaped with a rejuvenator to restore it to its same condition or better.


C&L Services Acquires Their 7th Company and Enhances Their Brand with the Acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions


Once the asphalt is properly heated, traditional methods are then utilized to shape, rake and grade the surface. The repaired area is then blended and compacted into the edge of the repair, creating a thermal bond which appears seamless. If there is no seam, then no water can get back into the seam or in the edges of the repaired area, resulting in a much more permanent repair.

Saving Money on Repairs!

Extreme winter conditions and water damage can lead to splitting and cracking of asphalt.  Water can go through the seams of the asphalt and can settle in the base of the cracks. As the winter weather turns cold, the water can freeze into ice. This expansion can cause stress fractures at the surface of the asphalt, creating splits and cracks. Using infrared technology to repair the asphalt should result in eliminating the chances of water penetration in the future.

asphalt repairs by C&L using infrared technology

C&L Services – A Full-Service Pavement Maintenance Company

Over the past few years, C&L has continued to expand its services that now include pavement maintenance, property maintenance, pavement repair, concrete repair, garage scrubbing, and street sweeping services to cover a service area encompassing all of New Jersey.

The C&L Services brand and vision of the future is as strong as ever and the company continues to grow year after year. To learn more about C&L Services and how they serve their clients click here.

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C&L Services Acquires Their 7th Company and Enhances Their Brand with the Acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions

C&L Services has announced they have acquired Knipfing Asphalt Solutions to enhance their brand and further establish themselves as the leader in pavement maintenance solutions in NJ.

Jackson, NJ – C&L Services acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions, located in Farmingdale, NJ, further increases the market share that C&L Services currently controls. The acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions is expected to result in greater efficiencies and a larger customer base moving forward.

Knipfing Asphalt Solutions specializes in infrared asphalt repair
As part of the acquisition, C&L Services acquired highly skilled labor and state of the art equipment to enhance their brand and market share throughout NJ.

With the acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions, C&L Services is primed for another growth surge in 2021. “This is the 7th company we have acquired and as we continue to grow, this latest acquisition will help us concentrate on adding state of the art infrared technology and expanding our pavement maintenance services throughout New Jersey,” explains Gabe Vitale, Jr., for C&L Services. “Knipfing clients will continue to receive the same high quality infrared asphalt repair and pavement maintenance services that they are accustomed to.”

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C&L Services plans to retain the skilled and talented team of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions employees as well as the expertise of the former owner Al Knipfing. Knipfing Asphalt Solutions is widely known for their asphalt restoration solutions and infrared asphalt repair, as well as offering custom parts for infrared equipment.

Currently C&L Services plans on keeping the brand of Knipfing Asphalt Solution intact, slowly integrating the equipment over to the C&L Services as new equipment is purchased. Al Knipfing said, “We strongly feel joining forces with C&L Services is a great fit for us. Both companies have an excellent reputation and have been known for providing quality pavement maintenance solutions”.

C&L Services is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. As the company grows it plans to expand its market share and broaden its list of impressive property and pavement maintenance services.

C&L Services is well known in the industry for their street sweeping fleet and highly trained staff. Over the years they have expanded services and now offer a variety of property maintenance and pavement maintenance services, including pavement repair, concrete repair, garage scrubbing, power washing, inlet repair, line striping, seal coating, and signage and bollard installation.

The core values of C&L Services are focused on customer satisfaction above all else. Education and safety for its personnel is the hallmark of their operation. To learn more about C&L Services and how they serve their clients, click here.

C&L Turns 50 – A Glimpse Into Our Past as We Leap Forward into the Future

Half a century ago, Charlie and Lucy started a street sweeping company from their kitchen table. Today C&L Services is a third-generation powerhouse providing street sweeping and pavement maintenance services throughout New Jersey.

The founders of C&L Sweeper (Now C&L Services): Charlie & Lucy started the company 50 years ago at their kitchen table. Now a third-generation family run business C&L has grown to be one of the largest Street Sweeping and Pavement maintenance companies in New Jersey.

In the early days, Charlie would go around and “drum up” business while Lucy answered the phones. Charlie also took typing classes at night so he could type up flyers to send out to local municipalities. Charlie would start every day at 3:00 a.m. on the sweeper, and he liked to joke with Lucy about not knowing “if he was coming or going to work.” Like many small business startups, there was always hope the business would grow and thrive and that all of the hard work would eventually pay off.

And, over the years, the business did grow. C&L Sweeper moved operations from their house to their first office once business started sweeping in.

The early success of the business allowed Lucy to spend more time raising a family. Charlie and Lucy’s son Gabe soon joined the family business and eventually took over daily operations in 1987. Gabe focused his business plan and slowly began offering other services over time, expanding operations to include other property maintenance and pavement maintenance services.

Gabe’s son, Gabe Jr., (Third Generation) is now working closely with his father to continue the company’s growth and success. Over the past few years, C&L has continued to expanded its services that now include: pavement maintenance, property maintenance, pavement repair, concrete repair, garage scrubbing, and street sweeping services.

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Over their 50 year history, C&L Services has grown in services they offer. Pictured is their massive fleet of street sweepers, air blowers, power washing equipment, maintenance equipment, pavement equipment, ground crew trucks and equipment.

The core values of C&L Services are focused on customer satisfaction above all else. Education and safety for its personnel is the hallmark of their operation.  The C&L Services brand and vision of the future is as strong as ever and the company continues to grow year after year. To learn more about C&L Services and how they serve their clients click here.

Parking Lot Asphalt Repair and Replacement for Retail Centers and Office Parks

When your asphalt is showing signs of wear and tear, it is best to address the problems right away. Smaller problems with pavement often become bigger, more expensive problems.

Damaged pavement and potholes can not only do damage to car tires and rims, but it can also be a hazard for pedestrians in your parking lot. For 50 years, C&L has provided expert parking lot asphalt repair and pavement maintenance services including removal and replacement of failed areas, resurfacing, reconstruction, and infrared asphalt repair.

REMOVAL AND REPLACMENT

Over time, cracks appear in pavement and, if not treated early, water will invade the cracked areas and weaken the pavement. As winter sets in, the cracks become larger and create new cracks, which lead to potholes. If the areas are concentrated, the infected area can be removed and replaced. The unsound pavement can be removed by saw cutting the affected asphalt. Then, after the damaged pavement is removed, the base is regraded, compacted and new pavement is added, installed, and compacted.

INFRARED ASPHALT REPAIR

Potholes in high traffic areas, pavement heaving, uneven surfaces, seam failures and isolated areas of rough pavement are all good candidates for infrared asphalt repair. The remedy involves adding a combination of hot asphalt to the existing asphalt, then compacting the area for a perfect and seamless finish. Specialized equipment heats up the asphalt to over 300 degrees. A special rejuvenator is applied to restore lost oils along with a hot mix material. The area is then raked and graded and finally compacted to create an integral patch.

THROW AND GO POTHOLE REPAIR

In high traffic areas going in and out of parking lots, potholes are often repaired with throw and go mix. Although this is a cheap and quick fix, this repair does not last more than a few weeks or months. Using the throw and go method, asphalt material is thrown into an unprepared pothole which may or may not contain water and debris until the pothole is filled.

As winter approaches and we see more snowplows in New Jersey, parking lots will surely see some wear and tear. When you see the first sign of potholes forming, call the parking lot asphalt repair experts at C&L Services. We can quickly determine the best course of action for each individual situation. Whether your asphalt needs to be replaced, repaired or just a quick fix, call us at (732) 886-1940 or fill out a form on our Contact page.

C&L Services has a Long-Standing Commitment to Giving Back to the Community

C&L is committed to giving back to the community

From helping local food banks, adopting families in need, assisting local first responders, or supporting Hope Sheds Light, C&L Services is committed to doing our part and giving back to the community.

Celebrating 50 years, C&L Services is a third-generation family owned business. Founded in 1971 by Charlie and Lucy Vitale, its humble beginnings started with a secondhand street sweeper. Today, Gabe Vitale Sr. and Gabe Vitale Jr. run operations from the Jackson headquarters and service the entire state of New Jersey. Having never forgotten their modest roots, the company has created a culture of caring. The “family” culture extends to all employees and clients, who we think of as extended family. Gabe stated, “Relationships are the cornerstone of who we are, and it closely connects us with the entire C&L family, our family of vendors and our family of clients”. 

C&L Services Donates Masks to First Responders

Earlier this year, we donated masks to help nurses, doctors, and other first responders in the front-line fight against COVID-19. The Vitale Family of C&L Sweeper and Pavement Maintenance, with the help of its employees, donated over 1,000 masks to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.


C&L Helps CAI-NJ Donate to Families in Need

Help CAI-NJ F.A.S.T. and C&L Services Spread Some Holiday Cheer! We are asking that members support the initiative by sending gift cards and donations to be used for purchasing gifts to the CAI-NJ office at:

500 Harding Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Members can also click the event link and donate via credit card directly, by registering with any amount they choose.

No donation is too small. Every donation is appreciated and helps a family in need this season. Please help us support this amazing organization and the families in our community who need our help!

Deadline to submit donations is Friday, December 11, 2020.


For Hope Sheds Light, C&L Services supports the efforts dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction by creating awareness, providing resources, and instilling hope to support a healthier community.

Like Hope Sheds Light, C&L Services is committed to providing friends, families and our community with education on the disease of addiction, including the most prevalent types related to heroin, opiates and prescription drug abuse so they can better understand how continuous use can ultimately take young lives. The goal is to create awareness and a be a gateway to ALL agencies that provide support.


So, whether we are assisting with a non-profit fundraising for local families, taking up a cause to help first responders, or supporting Hope Sheds Light, C&L Services is dedicated to giving back to our local community. If you are interested in learning more about C&L Services click here, or call us directly at 732.886.1940.

Keep Neighborhoods, Shopping Centers and Project Sites Clean with Regularly Scheduled Street Sweeping Service

The fall season is in full swing; leaves are changing color, the temperature is cooling down, and everyone is drinking pumpkin spice lattes. As the weather changes, leaves fall and collect seemingly everywhere, including on the road, in gutters, and especially in storm drains. Street sweeping is an effective way to remove leaves and debris that clog storm drains,  preventing them and other debris from being washed into the waterways by rainfall resulting in pollution in our creeks, streams and oceans.

C&L Services has been providing street sweeping services in NJ for 50 years. Starting in 1971, our company and reputation has grown for three generations. Our state-of-the-art street sweeping equipment handles various types of street sweeping services.  With crews handling city and township street sweeping duties, regular interval street sweeping is a vital part of keeping the environment and our communities clean.

Shopping Centers, Malls, and Office Parks

Shopping centers, malls and office parks require regular interval street sweeping service. Keeping parking lots clean and clear of debris not only enhances curb appeal, but also protects the environment. Property owners want their properties to maintain their value. Regular interval street sweeping by C&L Services should be part of any property’s long-term pavement maintenance program.

Construction Sites

C&L Services is a leading provider of heavy street sweeping on construction sites. Our broad range of services are designed to help our customers with solid solutions and backed by our 50-year reputation. Home builders and developers have come to know C&L Services for quality street sweeping on their construction sites, which loosen debris and dirt and help eliminate dust.

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Municipality Sweeping

C&L Sweeper Service has a proven track record of providing consistent quality street sweeping services to towns and municipalities throughout the entire state of New Jersey.

You need to be sure your sweeping contractor can deliver the right sweeper, with the right operator each time. Our new fleet of street sweepers keep debris off your streets and out of your storm drains and inlets.

Milling Sweeping

Milling Sweeping is one of the most demanding types of sweeping. You need to be sure your sweeping contractor can deliver the right sweeper, with the right operator each time. When you choose C&L Sweeper Service as your milling and paving sweeping company, you’ve chosen the best there is. Our experienced, CDL-equipped operators will be on the job as scheduled and delivering second to none sweeping solutions for your projects.

About C&L Services

C&L Services does a wide variety of pavement maintenance work. We offer property owners and HOA’s solid solutions for all types of asphalt and concrete repair, replacement. We have professionally trained crews in place to handle all your pavement maintenance needs.

Our services are designed to beautify your property and reduce your chances of liability by making your property safer, more attractive and reduce the chance that your pavement will cause other unwanted maintenance problems.

C&L Services covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey.

To see our full list of essential services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!

Add Years to Your Parking Lot with Crack Filling and Seal Coating Services

Parking lots in retail centers, shopping areas and office parks must safely maintain a steady flow of traffic. Over time, cars, trucks, buses and snowplows can beat up asphalt as much as the weather.

In New Jersey, extreme cold and heat variations from summers to winters and back to summers create small cracks and splits in the pavement. Mix in New Jersey’s famous wintry weather, salt and snowplows and small cracks can become a big problem. But there are ways to extend the life of your parking lot, chief among which are crack filling and seal coating. On top of that, crack filling and seal coating is a fraction of the cost of repairing or replacing your pavement.

The key to effectively crack filling and sealing your parking lot is to repair and fill the cracks while they are small. Crack filling inhibits crack growth and will keep new cracks from forming. With clients ranging from supermarkets to residential communities, we know how important it is to keep your business moving. We can meet your specific needs while looking out for your bottom line.

C&L Pavement Maintenance Services

  • Asphalt Repair
  • Crack Filling & Seal Coating
  • Milling and Paving
  • Pothole Repair
  • Concrete Repair
  • Line Striping
  • Inlet Repair
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If you own a business, shopping center, office complex or HOA community, maintaining the streets and parking areas will keep the property looking great and keep it safe for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

C&L Services specializes in crack filling and seal coating services throughout NJ. The C&L team can expertly evaluate your parking area and make recommendations to fit your timing and budget. We are flexible and can work during off hours to minimize disruption to your business.


About C&L Services

C&L Services does a wide variety of pavement maintenance work. We offer property owners and HOA’s solid solutions for all types of asphalt and concrete repair, replacement. We have professionally trained crews in place to handle all your pavement maintenance needs.

Our services are designed to beautify your property and reduce your chances of liability by making your property safer, more attractive and reduce the chance that your pavement will cause other unwanted maintenance problems.

C&L Services covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey.

To see our full list of essential services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!

C&L Offers Power Washing Services Tailored Just for You!

For property owners, power washing is often at the top of the list of property maintenance services that can make a dramatic impact on the appearance of townhome buildings, single-family homes, shopping centers and office parks.

Power Washing for Communities and Home Owners Associations

Property managers often get complaints about areas of their communities that need power washing services. Keeping townhomes and condos means power washing siding, brick, stone, and hard to reach areas surrounding trim, windows, doors, soffits and eves. Maintaining these areas regularly is important in your community retaining a like-new appearance.

C&L Services also specializes in power washing clubhouses! Areas on and around your clubhouse that benefit from regular power washing include the exterior facade, as well as larger walkway and patio surfaces. Fences, gazebos, and cabanas will look better and last longer too.

Power Washing for Shopping Centers and Office Parks

Businesses and offices can benefit from C&L’s power washing services, especially of customers regularly visit. Large glass areas including store fronts, soffit areas, columns and stucco can be cleaned effectively and with our environmentally friendly cleaning products.

Power Washing for New Home Builders & Developers

Did you know that C&L Services offers power washing services to home builders and developers? Right before closing on a home, C&L power washing services will remove stains, dirt, mold and mildew. Our goal is to enhance buyer confidence at closing.


About C&L Services

For 50 years, C&L Services has built a reputation for handling the toughest property maintenance projects. From street sweeping to power washing, C&L tailors their services to your specific needs. C&L turns 50 this year, and now is the perfect time to get acquainted with our time-honored tradition of offering the best customer service in the industry.

C&L Services covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey.

To see our full list of services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!

Sidewalk, Curb, and Concrete Repair Guidelines for Shopping Centers and HOA

In communities and neighborhoods throughout NJ, roadways, sidewalks, and curbing is constantly in the background of our everyday lives. Rush hour transportation, children walking to school, and pedestrian traffic can take its toll on the life of any concrete surface, especially in the Northeastern part of the country where snow, salt and plows add an extra element of wear and tear. Replacing damaged and hazardous sidewalks and curbing in your neighborhood or business location can ensure safety for all.

Who Needs Concrete Replacement?

  • HOA’s and Condo Associations
  • Office Parks
  • Shopping & Retail Centers
  • Medical Offices

C&L Services specializes in replacing damaged concrete aprons and sidewalks. The C&L team can expertly evaluate whether you need one section replaced or many sections. We are flexible and can work within your budget and time frame.

TRIP HAZARDS

Sidewalks with a trip hazards, major cracks, significant spalling, and other deterioration should be replaced. A trip hazard is defined as cement or sidewalk with a significant height variation (usually 1” or more). Trip hazards can create a tripping hazard for your feet, bicycle, skateboard, or baby carriage. Community associations, public shopping centers, medical centers and office parks should all be wary of tripping hazards for customers, residents, and visitors.

MAJOR CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Major cracks where a piece of concrete missing in service walks, sidewalks and walkways indicate the need for concrete replacement. If the expansion joint has eroded away or even small hairline cracks appear in the sideway, it should be replaced. Areas that show significant pitching, which indicates settling, should be examined by a professional to evaluate the problem.

NEW CURBS

Concrete curbing with cracking and settling should be replaced. This includes concrete aprons in shopping, retail or office locations. Curbs with cracking and settling with obvious low spots, as well as raised areas, should be replaced immediately. Curbing in the Northeast has extra wear and tear and damage because of snowplows. If only a small section needs replacing, a section of the curb can be cut out and replaced. C&L Services can examine the damaged areas and will outline the details of repairing and replacing sections that need attention.

CONCRETE APRONS

The lowest section of a driveway in many communities are concrete (concrete apron) and periodically need to be replaced. If the apron is old, cracked and deteriorating it should be replaced along with the adjacent curb and sidewalk on each side.

ABOUT C&L SERVICES

C&L Services does a wide variety of concrete-related work including sidewalks, curb/inlet repair, ramp areas, and much more. We have a professionally trained crew in place to handle all your concrete needs.

Concrete repair beautifies your property and reduces your chance of liability by making your property safer, more attractive and reduces the chance that faulty concrete will cause other unwanted maintenance problems.

C&L Services covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey.

To see our full list of essential services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!

Inlet Inspections, Assessments and Repairs from C&L Services

With summer storms on the way, it is imperative to make sure that your inlets and storm drains are up to the task of handling rain, rain, and more rain. These storms and potential flash floods can cause significant underground damage and erosion to the walls of your inlets. To avoid a costly and time-consuming rebuild of your entire inlet, C&L Services offers inlet assessments and inspection services, as well as repairs and reconstruction.

Schedule an appointment today for a full inspection of your inlet and inlet walls. Following an inspection by our experienced staff, we can assess any damage and make recommendations for necessary repairs and reconstruction. Neglected repairs may require a full reconstruction of the inlet, which is three times the cost of repairs (on average). Regular and routine inspections are the easiest way to avoid these potential problems from catching you unawares. A build-up of maintenance will only cost you more in repairs in the long run. Don’t let these projects pile up, call the pavement maintenance experts at C&L Services today.

Inlet inspections, assessments and repairs from C&L Services.

Repairing your inlets and storm drains will also enhance the overall look and curb appeal of your property or businesss, increasing its value and leaving a great impression on your customers and potential clients.

Pavement Maintenance Experts Since 1971

Our crews at C&L Services provide pavement repair, pothole patching, line striping, crack filing, seal coating and asphalt and concrete repair services throughout New Jersey. Continual, routine maintenance is important to the overall health and look of your property. C&L Services makes necessary maintenance projects fast, safe, and affordable.

C&L Services covers a service area that includes all Counties of New Jersey.

To see our full list of essential services call 908.730.7888 (North Jersey) or 732.886.1940 (South Jersey) or CLICK HERE!

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