What is Pavement Maintenance? C&L Services Provides Cleaning, Prevention, and Repairs for Your Roadways and Parking Lots

extend the life of your pavement with pavement maintenance from C&L Services

What does pavement maintenance mean to you? For some maintaining pavement can mean a simple cleaning, line restriping or even fixing potholes or repairing the area around a sewer cleanout. Maintenance can involve two types of approaches based on whether you are trying to repair distressed areas or preventing the problems from occurring in the first place. All of our pavement maintenance processes boil down to one key practice: extending the life of your current pavement with a preventative maintenance plan, allowing you to delay costly repairs and replacement.

Extending the Life of Your Pavement with Pavement Maintenance

Your parking lots and roadways require ongoing maintenance with a goal to extend the life of the pavement. When calculating the life cycle of pavement, you must consider the initial construction cost and ongoing maintenance over its functional life. A large part of a pavement’s useful life cycle is using the right maintenance treatment at the right time, allowing your pavement to get the most out of the benefits of pavement maintenance.

Preventative Maintenance to Avoid Costly Repairs

Maintaining and treating pavement while it is still in good condition is significantly less expensive than trying to repair the damage after the pavement has started to deteriorate. The worse the condition of pavement, the more expensive it is to bring pavement back to useful condition. A relatively less expensive pavement maintenance treatment will postpone or delay more expensive treatments further on down the road.

At C&L Services, our preventative maintenance involves regular street sweeping to remove dirt and debris that can damage your pavement over time and seal coating, which applies an added layer of pavement protection that will keep water, salt and debris from penetrating your pavement.

routine street sweeping is the key to an effective pavement maintenance plan

Repairing Damaged Areas When Necessary

Inevitably, no matter how well maintained your pavement is, it will become damaged at some point or another. Our pavement repair services are affordable and will have your pavement back up to good condition in no time at all.

Crack Filling – For already damaged paring lots and roadways, crack filling is a way to slow the progress of damage to pavement. It can be more effective when used in conjunction with seal coating.

Pavement repair – Fixing potholes and repairing areas like washouts (catch basins).

Infrared Repair – 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. Pavement Milling – Is it time to replace to top layer of pavement? Milling, or asphalt milling, refers to grinding and removing the topmost layer of asphalt. This is often done to keep the pavement from getting too high after years of resurfacing.

infrared asphalt repairs by C&L Services

Pavement Milling – Is it time to replace to top layer of pavement? Milling, or asphalt milling, refers to grinding and removing the topmost layer of asphalt. This is often done to keep the pavement from getting too high after years of resurfacing.

No matter where your pavement is at in it’s current life cycle, C&L Services can inspect and recommend a maintenance program for you that will save you money in the long run. How long your parking lot, driveway or roadway lasts all depends on if it is being properly cared for. Contact us today for a free estimate (732) 886-1940 or click here for more information.


C&L Services – A Full-Service Pavement and Property 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.

Why Our Clients Value Our Power Washing Services

power washing services by C&L Services residential and commercial power washing

When it is time to brighten things up and make your property look new again, C&L Services understands what our ideal clients are looking for when it comes to power washing. Although your property may not be new, our affordable power washing services will certainly make it appear like it is!

C&L Services offers exclusive power washing services to different types of clients who want to keep their properties looking great and free of dirt, mold and mildew. Our power washing team is trained to handle the most stubborn projects with specialized equipment.

First, we spay on an environmentally safe formula that dissolves the dirt, stains and mold/mildew. Then, our high-pressure washers clear away any remaining debris. One of the additional benefits of C&L’s power washing formula results in additional protection against future build up of stains, dirt and debris for up to a year or more in most cases.

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Our Ideal Clients Utilizing Our Power Washing Services:

  • Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs)
  • Shopping & Retail Centers
  • Malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Parking Garages

Whether you are maintaining the façade of a home or building, or washing away the unsightly stains and dirt from concrete sidewalks, decks, fences or pavers, C&L’s power washing services is there when you need us most. Keeping your property well maintained and looking new should be part of your yearly maintenance program.

C&L Services uses the best equipment and get to those hard-to-reach places including gutters and eves. Our affordable power washing solutions protect and restore the original beauty of commercial and residential areas affected by dirt, debris, mold, mildew and aging from the sun.

Why is Power Washing So Important to Our Clients?

  • Safety for Pedestrians
  • Curb Appeal for Homeowners
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Maintain Property Values
  • Protection Against Permanent Staining

Contact us today for a free estimate (732) 886-1940 or click here for more information on our power washing services.

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C&L Services – A Full Service Pavement and Property 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.

Is it Time for a Spring Clean Up? A Checklist for Protecting Your Property

street sweeping is one of the many spring clean up services offered by C&L Services

Spring Clean Up Services Include Power Washing, Street Sweeping and Repairs to your Concrete and Pavement.

Keeping your property, communities and shopping centers in top condition can be challenging. Luckily, finding one company in NJ that can handle the maintenance of your property, buildings and roadways has never been easier.

When the weather gets warmer it is time to review your springtime maintenance checklist to ensure your property, buildings, walkways and roadways are clear of debris, dirt and stains. Let us review some of the most popular things you can do in springtime to keep your property looking fresh!

Spring Clean Up Services offered by C&L:

  • Street Sweeping – Parking Lots and Streets
  • Power Washing – Buildings, fences, sidewalks and walkways
  • Asphalt Repair – Fix potholes and cracked or failing pavement.
  • Concrete Walkway and Curbs – Repair cracked or failing concrete.
  • Crack Fill and Seal Coating – Includes crack filling and seal coating asphalt.
  • Inlet Inspection – Inlets (storm drains) may need repair/replacement.
  • Line Striping – Replace faded lines with fresh painted stripes and HCP markers

Street Sweeping, Street Cleaning Service – C&L Services

As the mild weather approaches, our busy crews from C&L Services have already started street sweeping shopping centers, office parks, retail centers, malls and HOA communities all of New Jersey. Street sweeping’s main purpose is to collect any holdover leaves from the fall and winter season. Also, sweeping away accumulated dirt, salt and debris is most important to protect our waterways. Did you know salt can be damaging when it makes it’s way into storm sewer systems and eventually ends up in NJ waterways?

Power Washing – Professional and Environmentally Safe

Power Washing is often at the top of the list of spring clean up services that often have the biggest impact on any property. Keep mold, slime and dirt from returning to the exteriors of your shopping center, office building, townhome building, clubhouse areas, fences and home.

Unsightly stains, dirt, mold, mildew, fungus, and even graffiti can be safely and easily removed if you have the professional equipment for your power washing projects. Using a special blend of environmentally safe cleaners, our crew will quickly make your HOA community, amenities areas, shopping centers, home or storefront look like new.

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Asphalt Repair, Pavement Repair Services

Potholes, cracked pavement, and damaged sidewalks should also be on your property maintenance checklist. With professional pavement repair services, including saw cut asphalt repair and infrared repair technology, C&L Services makes failing asphalt repair seamless.

Infrared repair works by heating up and melting the damaged asphalt. Melting the asphalt loosens so it can be raked in with a new hot mix of asphalt and shaped with a rejuvenator to restore it to its original condition, or better.

Crack filling and seal coating is also a great way to make your parking lots look new and prevent further damage. With the finishing touches of line striping, your parking lot could look great for years!

Concrete and Cement Repair Services

Our concrete repair services are second to none. Concrete and cement repair and replacement services has been one of the specialized services that C&L Services has offered to our clients for decades. Our experienced team of personnel will manage your project from start to finish.

C&L Services can repair or replace your damaged roadways, sidewalks, and curbs to ensure safety and increase curb appeal for motorists and pedestrians. Our crews can handle all your projects, including replacing sections of sidewalk, repairing handicap ramps, and simple curbing projects. Our experienced team uses the highest quality concrete and construction methods to ensure your repairs will stand the test of time.

sidewalk concrete repair

Our crews at C&L Services provide property maintenance, street sweeping service, pavement repair, pothole patching, and asphalt repair services throughout New Jersey. Continual, routine maintenance is important to the overall health of your property or community. C&L Services makes spring clean up fast, safe, and affordable.

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!

Seal Coating, Crack Filling and Line Striping is the Perfect Way to Repair Your Parking Lot this Spring

Spring has finally sprung! And with the warmer weather, it may be time to repair your parking lot. Parking lots experience excessive wear and tear during winter, especially in New Jersey. The extreme cold temperatures in the winter followed by blistering heat in the summer will create cracks that will grow over time. Potholes and cracked pavement not only look unsightly but create a hazard for pedestrians and can result in expensive damage to vehicles.

Crack filling, seal coating and line striping are all cost-effective ways to make your parking lot look new. The first step in the process is to repair the pavement itself and mitigate future expansion of cracks. Crack filling inhibits crack growth and will keep new cracks from forming.

Parking Lot Repair – Who Needs it?

  • Shopping Malls
  • Retail Centers and Strip malls
  • Office Parks
  • Municipalities
  • HOA Community Parking Areas
  • Mixed Use Retail/Residential Areas

Once the parking lot is cleaned and patched, seal coating will then be applied over the repaired asphalt. Seal coating is a layer of protection that blocks out the elements like water and oil, and also protects the asphalt from UV damage. It is a liquid sealer that forms an impenetrable barrier once it is applied. Once the seal coat is dry, the resulting surface is durable, flexible and weather resistant.

The finishing touch to any parking lot is line striping. Marking out the striping in advance will ensure the lines are in the proper location, including any ADA markers that need to be applied. Make sure you use professional and reliable contractors who have proper insurance and have a reputation for doing quality work.

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C&L Services – Not Just a Street Sweeping Company!

Over their 50-year history, their services have continued to grow and expand to become one of New Jersey’s largest pavement maintenance companies. Recently, C&L Services has expanded their market share with the acquisition of Knipfing Asphalt Solutions. Read the full story here!


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.

C&L Services – NJ Parking Lot Repair Experts – Call (732) 866-1940

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.

C&L Services – NJ Asphalt Infrared Repair Experts – Call (732) 866-1940

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.

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!

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