Parking lots, roadways and driveways take a beating every year, and swings in temperature bring accelerated wear and tear. Constant freeze and thaw cycles make the surface swell and contract, causing cracks. Water that seeps in then freezes, causing even worse cracking. These all add up to a compounded problem caused by our local climate. Routine maintenance can drastically increase the life expectancy of your asphalt.
Full depth repairs are accomplished by determining the extent of the deteriorated area, saw cutting the asphalt to full depth around the perimeter of the predetermined area, and removing the damaged asphalt. Aggregate base repairs are made, an adhesive tack coat is applied as needed, and new hot asphalt mix installed and compacted to existing thickness and grade.
This is a terrific cost-saving alternative to full depth repairs where the damaged areas are small. This process is accomplished by cleaning out the pothole of trash and other debris and installing hot mix asphalt, compacted to grade.
Moisture is one of the leading causes of pavement failure in our region. For this reason, it is important for asphalt cracking to be attended to promptly. This will greatly extend the life of the pavement and save you money in the long run. The cracks are thoroughly cleaned, routed out to ¼” or wider and then filled with a hot pour rubberized crack-filling compound.
Asphalt will also break down when the binding agent holding the aggregate (stone) together begins to deteriorate. This occurs often from external conditions such as gasoline, oil, and de-icing salts. Asphalt seal coating will not only restore the original color but also protect the asphalt. Seal coating begins with the cleaning of the parking lot surface to remove dirt and debris. A sealant is applied to areas stained by oil or gasoline. A one or two coat application of water based coal tar emulsion is applied by squeegee or spray method as directed by the customer. Seal coating requires twenty-four to forty-eight hours to dry, depending on weather conditions.
Add the finishing touches to your parking lot with pavement markings using the existing layout or a new layout on new construction including required striping of loading areas, crosswalks, fire lanes and tow-away zones. Other services, such as signage installation on posts or pedestals are also available.