It is true that asphalt contractors often perform many tasks during the wee hours of the night. However, reputable asphalt contractors cringe at the mere thought of applying sealcoating at night. Technically, it is sometimes possible to apply sealant at night, but there is a long list of conditions that would have to be met. At best, sealcoating at night involves significant risk of failure, and your sealcoating will have a shorter life. The irony is that you have much to lose
If you are a business owner and/or property manager, ADA compliance is something that you should be well aware of. We see parking lots with improper handicap markings almost everyday. The amount of accessible parking spaces is based upon how many total parking spaces you have. Below is a break down of how many handicap spots are needed. 1 to 25 total spaces – One handicap space is required. 26 to 50 total spaces – Two handicap spaces are required. 51 to
Why crack seal you ask? Water escaping through the cracks of your parking lot can be detrimental to the overall condition if left untreated. 1. Small cracks will allow water to seep into the asphalt. 2. The water expands and contracts with temperature change resulting in larger cracked areas. 3. This allows more water underneath the pavement which will begin to weaken the base. 4. When the base is unstable and weak, it will speed up the process of asphalt failure. Just remember small cracks will
What are the benefits of line striping? A freshly striped parking lot has important benefits that often times get overlooked. Have you ever pulled into a parking lot only to notice that parking spaces are not visible? What about vehicles driving right through faded pedestrian crosswalks with people waiting to cross? Or faded stop bars at the end of drive lanes leaving folks wondering who has the right of way. There is a good chance we have all been in these
Asphalt sealcoating is the process of applying a protective layer to asphalt-based pavements to help avoid damage from certain elements such as water, oils, and U.V. damage. 1. Sealcoating protects and extends the life expectancy of your asphalt driveway or parking lot by filling surface damage and providing a protective layer to keep out damaging UV rays, vehicle fluids and water. 2. The minimal cost of regular sealcoating can save you money in the long run. A properly maintained and sealed asphalt
Two Men And A Striper, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA will keep your parking lot appealing, organized, and up to the relevant codes and regulations. Your customers, employees, visitors, and/or tenants will appreciate a refreshed striping layout when navigating through your parking lot. A professional and attentive contractor like Two Men And A Striper, LLC will help you achieve these results. Continue reading so you can recognize the importance of paint striping for your lot. Keep Your Lot Organized When dealing with
What Causes Potholes? Potholes are caused by the expansion and contraction of ground water after the water has entered into the ground under the pavement. When water freezes, it expands. If it has a chance to freeze, it will take up more space under the pavement, and the pavement will expand, bend, and crack, which weakens the pavement. Then when ice melts, the pavement contracts and leaves gaps or voids in the surface under the pavement, where water can get
Parking lot maintenance consists of various repairs and treatments designed to prolong the life of the pavement. Regular parking lot maintenance helps preserve property value and ensures people remain safe while on the premises. Asphalt maintenance includes, cracksealing, sealcoating, line striping, pothole patching and more. Attached is a simple checklist that any property owner or manager can quickly use to evaluate their parking lot.