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What Causes Asphalt to Fail?

Water is Asphalt’s Biggest Foe Asphalt contractors can create a well-compacted base that allows water to pass through without retaining it below the asphalt’s surface. We can prepare asphalt for extreme Kansas City temperatures. We can design an asphalt lot based on the predicted traffic. Yet, water is asphalt’s biggest foe and can cause failure. Read more >

Your Options for Fixing Aging Asphalt

(Hint: Some are Easier Than You Think) Two to three decades, the average lifespan of asphalt, sound like a very long time. That is the average lifespan of well-paved asphalt. Weather, usage, time and if the material was properly paved in the first place affect just how long your asphalt will last and how much Read more >

MAC’s Justan Vaughn Becomes a Certified Tennis Court Builder

Justan Vaughn, Sports Division Manager for McConnell and Associates (MAC) in St. Louis, achieved a personal and professional goal when he recently became a Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB). He earned his official certification from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) and was recognized at ASBA’s annual conference held December 1 – 5, 2017 in Read more >

MAC’s Tennis and Pickleball Court Projects Win Awards at ASBA Conference

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) recognized two McConnell and Associates projects at its annual conference held December 1 – 5, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. ASBA presents its highest awards each year to ASBA members whose tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields, indoor facilities and track and field projects represent the epitome of construction Read more >

Congratulations to the Four Winners of McConnell & Associates 2017 Tennis Scholarships

Four Missouri high school seniors, two from the Kansas City area and two from the St. Louis area, will head off to college this fall with a $1,000 scholarship from McConnell & Associates. McConnell & Associates Scholarships for Tennis are awarded to a total of four students based on their academic achievements and tennis accomplishments. Read more >

MAC Earns a Bronze Award for Transforming a Soccer Field into a Top Quality, Hard-Court Tennis Facility in Olathe, Kansas

The Tennis Industry/American Sports Builders Association’s Distinguished Facility of the Year Bronze Award goes to the College Boulevard Activity Center (CBAC) in Olathe, Kansas on which McConnell and Associates was the specialty contractor. The annual awards go to the nation’s most outstanding examples of hard-court construction for tennis court surfaces. This year’s winners are located Read more >

9 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Pavement

Asphalt pavement. It’s pavement. Cars and trucks drive on it. It’s got to be pretty durable, right? Yes, to an extent. Your asphalt pavement’s longevity depends on whether you take preventative measures to find and repair any problems early on. Ignored, problems wear away at your asphalt pavement’s integrity, and what would’ve been quick, easy Read more >

MAC Project Receives Quality Concrete Award

A recent project of ours, Tower Court Tennis Courts, was awarded a Quality Concrete Award for 2015 by the Concrete Council of St. Louis. The courts are located in the City of Florissant just north of St. Louis. Vee-Jay Cement installed the post tensioned concrete slab and was the lead on the project. Other members Read more >

McConnell & Associates Sponsor Heather Bradshaw Invitational, Help Maintain EHS Tennis Courts

By Dan Brannan, as originaly published on EdGlenToday.com. McConnell and Associates of St. Louis has been a sponsor of the annual Heather Bradshaw Tennis Tourney in Edwardsville the past two years. Justan Vaughn of McConnell & Associates was on hand for part of the tourney late last week. He said the sponsorship is something his company is Read more >

How to Protect Concrete, Brick, Wood and Masonry from Irreversible Damage

Whether exterior surfaces – concrete, brick, wood, masonry and more – are brand new construction or many years old, protecting them from the elements is key to extending their lives and your investment. The best way to do so is to coat exterior surfaces with a penetrating polymer sealer, like ARMOUR GUARD Protectant. Exterior coatings Read more >