Everyone enjoys driving onto a freshly paved sealed parking lot surface. A sealcoat can help a parking lot appear brand new, and the curb appeal is pleasing to customers and tenants. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of sealcoating, parking Lot Maintenance is far more cost effective that parking lot repairs. A parking lot left to deteriorate can result in having to grind up and haul away the existing pavement in order to install a proper sub-base for a new paved surface. Sealcoating every three years or so can save tens of thousands of dollars on the average commercial parking lot.
In fact, an independent study by the Pavement Coatings Technology Center at the University of Nevada calculated that maintaining asphalt with sealcoat every three years saves an average of $152,500 for a typical commercial parking lot over 15 years.
Sealcoating is the application of a thin coat of coal tar pitch or asphalt emulsion mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents or additives. Sealcoating with quality materials and techniques will prevent damage from water seepage, oil spills, oxidation, and will improve the durability of the surface overall. It is estimated that sealcoated pavements last 30% to 50% longer than unsealed pavements, and result in a safer, smoother surface that is easier to clean, and less likely to result in a trip and fall lawsuit.
Fresh pavement markings and striping make your property look newer and well cared for. Properly applied pavement markings can help to guide pedestrian and vehicle traffic, while maximizing parking spaces for tenants, customers and employees.
Striping is also helpful in avoiding fines or penalties pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This resource will help you understand your striping requirements as per the ADA.
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Asphalt is the ideal material for commercial and industrial parking lots and driveways. When well maintained, an asphalt surface can last up to 30 years before it needs to be replaced. It is important to seal cracks as they occur to prevent water from seeping into the subbase (resulting in further damage and cracking) and an asphalt surface should be sealcoated every 2-5 years. This will maintain the look and feel of the paved surface, while preventing the progression of damage from the sun and weather. For a durable, flexible paving surface that will stand the test of time, a properly laid asphalt surface is your best choice.