7 Reasons We Love Franklin, TN

It seems like just yesterday that we opened our doors in Franklin, TN. Since then, Mad Jack’s has grown to be one of the most trusted names in asphalt and concrete.

While Nashville gets a lot of media attention for being the “It City,” Franklin has just as much to offer!

Here are just a few of the reasons we love working and living in Franklin.

  1. There’s still a sense of the small town feel. Whether you’re strolling through “old Franklin,” driving through the country side, or headed towards Spring Hill, you could forget that you’re just a 20 to 30 minute drive from the 25th largest city in the U.S. There’s a strong sense of community, not to mention a healthy dose of Southern hospitality.
  2. A growing food scene. From the Puffy Muffin to BB’s Bar-B-Q, Gray’s on Main to the Red Pony, there are countless places to eat in Franklin, TN. As the city grows, so does its palate, and we like what we’re tasting!
  3. A vibrant art scene. Located just outside Music City, Franklin is making a name for itself in the arts community. Local theater programs such as Act Too Players or Pull-Tight Theatre put on impressive productions every year. Monthly art crawls showcase local talent while providing excellent social mixers for artists to network.
  4. Proximity to Mother Nature. If you need to recharge in nature, you’re just a drive away from Cummins Falls State Park of Rock Island. There are over a dozen stunning waterfalls and state parks within driving distance of Franklin, TN.
  5. New construction everywhere. Nashville is growing – and so is Franklin! Some people might complain about the new traffic from new growth, but that also means new opportunities for everyone! There’s a lot of momentum in Middle Tennessee, and Mad Jack’s Concrete & Asphalt, LLC is proud to be part of it.
  6. The city is rich in history and culture. Did you know that the city of Franklin was actually named after Benjamin Franklin? Franklin also happened to be a friend of a member of the Continental Congress who was named Dr. Hugh Williamson. You guessed it: Williamson County was named after him. The Battle of Franklin was also a pivotal moment in the Civil War. There are many museums and galleries where you can learn the fascinating history of this city.
  7. It’s the perfect place to raise a family. With a reasonable cost of living, respected schools and booming economy, Franklin is one of the best cities for young families. No wonder an average of 100 people are moving to Nashville and the surround area each day!

These are just some of the many reasons we love Franklin. Do you agree with this list?

If you are a property manager, business owner or need pavement and asphalt services, consider Mad Jack’s as your asphalt and concrete resource in Franklin and Spring Hill, TN. We are committed to being your one-stop shop for parking lot maintenance.

It seems like just yesterday that we opened our doors in Franklin, TN. Since then, Mad Jack’s has grown to be one of the most trusted names in asphalt and concrete.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, please call us at 615-472-9288 or email info@madjacksasphalt.com.

Mad Jack's puts safety first in asphalt construction and repair.

Keeping the Work Zone Safe With Your Parking Lot

Your parking lot is your “Welcome” mat.

Think about it: before visitors ever step foot inside your business, church, school or gated community, they have to find a place to park.

Faded parking lines, untreated potholes, and poor storm drainage can create a hazardous obstacle course for your visitors.

Reduce your liability and show some Southern hospitality by investing in quality commercial and retail parking lot maintenance. Whether you’re located in Nashville, Franklin, Spring Hill or anywhere in-between, Mad Jack’s is your one-stop resource for concrete and asphalt construction.

How We Work to Keep You Safe

During parking lot construction and maintenance projects, our workers wear hardhats and safety vests. Our team is here to do our job, and we take it seriously.

We strip your parking lot following ADA compliance standards. Cones and accessories clearly mark the construction site to maintain flow of traffic and keep everyone safe.

Every member of our crew is properly trained on operating equipment. When necessary, we can barricade the work site for the protection of our team as well as your guess. Aside from quality paving, we pay close attention to traffic markings and traffic patterns so that your parking lot is as safe as possible.

Our eco-friendly paving solutions in Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee minimize the risk of cracks and potholes. We also work to make sure your storm water drainage is as efficient as possible.

Whether it’s construction, maintenance or redirecting the current traffic flow of your parking lot, Mad Jack’s Asphalt & Concrete is here to help.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, please call us at 615-472-9288 or email info@madjacksasphalt.com.

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Here’s How Porous Asphalt Saves Your Budget, Parking Lot, and the Environment

When it rains, it pours.

And when it pours, it pays to be porous.

Porous asphalt is a valuable storm water management solution for property managers, business developers, homeowners and even municipalities. Though porous asphalt was originally developed in the 1970’s, it is becoming one of the most popular forms of pavement today.

What is porous asphalt?

When most people think of asphalt, they think of an impervious surface that does not allow fluid to pass through. There’s a common perception that pavement should behave similar to a roof, creating a runoff that washes dirt and debris away.

However, that “runoff” is what contributes to road and parking lot flooding as well as erosion.

Enter: porous asphalt.

Porous asphalt is a pavement that allows water to drain through it and into an underlying, open-graded stone bed below it. The bed allows the water to drain into the surrounding soil, never allowing the water level to rise into the asphalt above.

Rainfall is naturally supposed to soak into the soil before filtering its way into surrounding streams, rivers and lakes. Porous asphalt is the only pavement that mimics this natural cycle.

What are the benefits of porous asphalt?

With an average of 119 days of rain per year in Middle Tennessee, it’s critical to consider the best asphalt for our climate.

In Nashville, the average annual precipitation is 47.24 inches of rain. If you live in Franklin, the rainfall is a little bit higher at 52.84 inches per year.

That leads us to some of the greatest benefits of porous asphalt:

  1. Less runoff when it rains. Depending on your location, a porous parking lot can reduce your annual runoff by as much as 80 percent. This also reduces the need of storm water facilities and storm system basins.
  2. Cost-efficiency. By reducing demand on storm sewers and drainage systems, porous asphalt saves you money in the long run. Plus, porous asphalt parking lots can last up to 20 years without signs of wear and tear. Because you can go up to two decades without cracks or potholes, you can save money in maintenance fees.
  3. Environmental benefits. Porous asphalt is composed of natural materials. The “holes” in the pavement also result in cooler asphalt temperature. It takes less energy to manufacture, which results in less smoke, odor and emissions during installation.
  4. Suitable for cold weather. Though we may live in the south, Nashville and Franklin are known to have some severe snow and ice storms. Fortunately, porous asphalt is suitable for cold-climate applications. There is also a lesser chance of black ice development.

If you are interested in learning more about porous asphalt, please call us at 615-472-9288 or email info@madjacksasphalt.com.

How Often Should You Sealcoat Your Parking Lot?

Asphalt & Pavement Sealcoating in Nashville & Franklin, TN Asphalt & Pavement Sealcoating in Nashville & Franklin, TN

Nothing lasts forever.

Not diamonds, wealth, or fame.

Even cockroaches, which are said to be able to survive a nuclear blast, must eventually die.

So with that being said … have you looked at your parking lot recently? Really looked at it? Is the pavement smooth and nice to look at? Or is rough pavement, potholes, and subpar surfacing plaguing your lot?

As Nashville continues to boom and as surrounding communities like Franklin and Brentwood experience growth, the health of your parking lot is more important than ever.

Think about it this way – your parking lot is a basic necessity for your property. It provides your customers a place to park while reflecting the value of your business. Whether you are managing a restaurant, church, school, or apartment complex, your parking lot will need maintenance and repair. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

This raises the question: how often should I sealcoat my parking lot?

Many people procrastinate sealcoating because Nashville asphalt sealcoating can be expensive – but trust us, the investment is definitely worth it. Here’s everything you need to know.

Sealcoating – Does Your Parking Lot Really Need It?

In general, you will want to sealcoat your parking lot every three years. However, this is just a baseline figure for the average property. The traffic you receive, weather, and drainage can all impact how often you need repaving.

To determine whether or not you need to contact an asphalt company in Franklin, TN about sealcoating, ask yourself the following questions:

How old is the parking lot?

If your parking lot is brand new, chances are you won’t need sealcoating for a few years. But you should still keep an eye on your parking lot. Water runoff, traffic, and exposure to sunlight can result in cracks and potholes. If you spot any damage, then contact Mad Jack’s for sealcoating services in Franklin, TN.

When was the last time you had sealcoating?

If 3-5 years have passed since your last sealcoat, then it’s probably time to apply sealant as soon as possible. Sealcoating is more than just an aesthetic fix – it strengthens the performance of your parking lot by improving durability.

Can you see damage on your parking lot?

Don’t blame yourself if you see damage on your pavement. Cracks, fissures, and potholes are all natural effects of traffic, age, and harsh weather. However, if you can visibly see damaged surfaces, then it’s time to contact asphalt contractors in Franklin, TN.

Mad Jack’s is the leading service for asphalt paving in Franklin, TN. Contact Us online or call (615) 472-9288 to learn more.

Top 3 Ways to Help Your Parking Lot Fight Climate Change

The Top 3 Ways Your Parking Lot Can Fight Climate Change

It’s time for a little tough love, okay?

Whether or not you believe in climate change … no matter your political beliefs … you can invest in environmentally friendly paving practices that protect our planet.

Yes, your parking lot can help fight climate change. The best paving companies across the country are utilizing eco friendly asphalt in an effort to go green. If you are a property owner or property manager, it’s important to learn about asphalt paving practices that can actually help the environment.

Mad Jack’s is a Nashville concrete maintenance and repair company that is committed to cutting-edge practices and asphalt technology that best serve our customers while protecting the planet.

Green Asphalt Technology for Your Parking Lot

When you hire Mad Jack’s for your construction, maintenance or repair, you can trust that we’ll get the job done quickly, on-time and on-budget. Facility owners and managers trust our asphalt contractors in Nashville to do the job right. The best part? When you hire Mad Jack’s, you have the opportunity to fight climate change.

Here’s how:

1. Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)

Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) offers our clients the greatest economical, environmental and engineering impact on their project. It is cost effective, eco-friendly asphalt, and will perform well under various weather conditions. Most RAP that is produced is recycled from reprocessed pavement materials that contain asphalt and aggregates. RAP is one of the most eco friendly asphalt solutions, with as much as 41 million tons produced each year in the United States alone.

2. Warm-Mix Asphalt

Warm-Mix Asphalt (WMA) is one of the most eco friendly ways to lay down asphalt. WMA can reduce the manufacture and lay down temperatures anywhere from 30 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. By lowering the temperature, energy costs are reduced by as much as 60 percent – helping both the environment and your wallet. Because of the lower temperatures, WMA minimizes greenhouse gas and hydrocarbon emissions. This makes it popular in cities like Nashville where air quality needs to be considered! On an equally awesome side note, lower temperatures make the work site safer!

3. Drainage Repair

Poor parking lot drainage is one of the most overlooked building defects not just in Tennessee, but also across the country. Functioning storm drains are critical to preserving the life of your parking lot. If water collects, it can deteriorate the parking lot, leading to unnecessary repairs and danger to your customers. Mad Jack’s can evaluate your parking lot drainage to ensure it is functioning at optimal capacity.

Mad Jack’s is the leading Nashville concrete maintenance and repair company. Contact Us online or call (615) 472-9288 to learn more.

Jackpot! Mad Jack’s is Attending the RFMA 2017 Conference in Orlando

The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) is about to experience a taste of madness. Yes, that’s right: Mad Jack’s is proud to announce that we will be attending the RFMA 2017 conference in Orlando, FL.

The annual conference will begin on March 5, 2017 and runs through the 7th. It is the biggest opportunity for industry insiders to network with Restaurant Facility Professionals and Vendors. Mad Jack’s will be at Booth 1339. Please stop by and visit us to chat about your parking lot maintenance game plan for the upcoming season. We will have all the information you need for commercial and retail parking lot maintenance.

Our Giveaways Are Mad

No exhibit is ever complete without mad giveaways – and no one has the goods like Mad Jack’s. Stop by Booth 1339 for a chance to win MAD giveaways. If you don’t stop by for something awesome, “It’s your own asphalt!”

We are MAD About Asphalt and Concrete

Commercial and retail parking lot maintenance is our specialty. Whether you need asphalt and concrete for new construction or maintenance repairs for your restaurant, Mad Jack’s is your one-stop resource.

Please call us at (615) 472-9288 or email us at info@madjacksasphalt.com to learn more.

Mad Jack’s Attends 2016 RFMA Conference in Nashville

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We thank all who stopped by our booth to meet the Mad Jack’s team and discuss your parking lot maintenance program.

We had MAD giveaways and our winners are:

Beats by Dre Speaker: Becky Burton, Logan’s Roadhouse
Beats by Dre Headphones: Tim Wise, Raising Cane’s