Sealcoating, Crack Sealing, Line Striping
Tips on Maintaining Your Asphalt Pavement and Parking Lot
That asphalt pavement you see has taken a technical expert's pavement development skills where rock and gravel are held together into a lasting compactness by use of a binder. Certain crude oils are taken through a process of distillation to produce the binder. It is when elements such as chemicals,U.V rays and rain come into contact with asphalt cement that the process leading to eventual degradation of your asphalt pavement starts. Please view this site http://mastermarkings.net/our-paving-services/sealcoating/ for further details.
Uncontrolled asphalt degradation results in pavement surfaces that appear unpleasant or in some cases they may look like they need a serious face lift. In order to minimize the effects of the elements mentioned above and prolong the useful life of your driveway,it is important that a deliberate program that involves an early sealing of cracks and sealcoating on the asphalt pavement be planned and executed. Kindly visit this website http://mastermarkings.net/our-paving-services/ for more useful reference.
Sealcoating effectively seals off the elements making sure there is no contact between them and the binder. It is certainly more cost effective to control potential degradation when the cracks are small rather than having to spend thousands of valuable dollars at latter times when entire payments have to be redone.
Crack sealing is much more complex than what it may appear to be. The right kind of crack filler material should be procured first. How the surface to be treated is prepared before crack sealing is done determines the kind of end results obtained.
A broom or a dirt blowing machine can be used to completely remove all debris and dirt from the area of focus so as to ensure no foreign matter interferes with how well the filler material works.
The machines should always be checked to confirm that they do not contain oil or moisture droplets before using them to blow into the cracks. The fill should be used immediately after cleaning and drying the cracked places.
Bear the following in mind when planning to do sealcoating. Avoid sealcoating during the rainy season. Never apply a sealcoat when temperatures are below 50 degrees. Make sure to apply two coats for the best results.
Do not use the pavement within the next 24 hours of performing the sealcoating process so as to allow the coat adequate time to cure. As a general rule, sealcoating is applied every 2-3 years to prolong the life of the pavement.
Every 2 years,ensure that you re-mark the stripe lines on your parking lot. Be sure your lot is in compliance with ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act)before you start striping your lot. The proper application of these processes at the most appropriate time will help you keep your asphalt pavement looking great and well taken care of for long.