ASPHALT CARE & MAINTENANCE: Importance of Seal-Coating Parking Lot Services Provided: Constant Care Pavement Marking & Line Striping
Joseph’s is dedicated to excellence in the maintenance and repair of asphalt paving. Our years of experience have given us the edge on producing the highest standard of excellence available, as well as a variety of related services. With the strict standards and specifications of today’s industry, Joseph’s also provides the proper materials to ensure the optimal results for your project.
Surface cracks are often the first visible signs of underlying problems. Small cracks expand to form larger problem areas. Once this type of deterioration occurs, it is usually necessary to dig out the bad asphalt and install new sub-base and asphalt. In some instances cracks should be filled as soon as possible to avoid water infiltration and expansion.
The best way to prolong the life of your asphalt, especially in high-traffic areas where wear and tear has exposed the aggregate stone, is to apply a sealer on a regular basis. Seal-coating every two to three years will help prevent surface deterioration. The sooner asphalt is sealed after its initial installation the better. New asphalt should be sealed six months to a year from the date of installation. This gives the asphalt time to cure but seals in the oils and tars that give asphalt the flexibility to withstand traffic and the elements.
Every owner/manager needs an asphalt preventive maintenance plan. Depending on the initial construction and climate conditions, preventive maintenance can help asphalt last 10 to 15 years before major replacement is necessary. The cost associated with such a plan is a fraction of the replacement cost.
Asphalt is a wearing surface that is exposed to the elements and therefore requires on-going maintenance to prevent premature deterioration. All asphalt should be inspected at least annually. The cracks should be filled with a top-quality, hot crack-fill material, and large areas of asphalt failure should be removed and replaced continually. This type of preventive program is relatively inexpensive and will prolong the life of your asphalt. You and your maintenance staff should be aware of how to deal with the following common types of damage
Water is probably the most significant in the premature wear and/or deterioration of asphalt surfaces. Although surface water, or "ponding," is not desirable, it is usually subsurface water from adjacent areas that creates the worst damage. Many times water will flow up through cracks that have developed in the asphalt and over time will cause the asphalt base and eventually the asphalt itself to deteriorate.
A parking lot is one of the first things noticed by customers, clients, and visitors entering a facility. The color contrast of a newly striped lot is attractive and is a good indication that the property owner emphasizes maintenance.
A well-marked parking lot directs people safely around the parking area. Crosswalks, Handicap areas, stop bars, loading-zone markings, and properly marked areas, such as for customers, inform pedestrians where they should walk and park, when to give right-of-way to traffic, and what areas to avoid.
To help preserve or improve the flow of traffic on a parking lot, Joseph’s parking lot stripers will either re-stripe or lay out new markings.
ASPHALT CARE & MAINTENANCE:
Importance of Seal-Coating
Parking Lot Services Provided:
Pavement Marking & Line Striping
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