Visit us at the Hawaii Building Facilities & Property Management Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center. The show is two days Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 & 12, 2020. We will be displaying the latest in asphalt preservatives and anti-corrosion coatings for your equipment. Stop by to say hello and chat. Free admission and you can view vendors showcasing the latest in property management equipment.
- To reduce risk of a personal or property injury
- To help manage the flow of traffic on a freshly sealcoated asphalt parking lot
- To meet all local, state, and federal laws
- To meet national American Disability Act (ADA) code compliance.
- To improve the aesthetics of your property
Pavement markings include stripes, shapes and symbols to indicate lane boundaries, guides for turning, crosswalk locations, and warnings of potential hazards. Pavement markings work in conjunction with road signs and traffic signals to give motorists a clear picture of the roadway’s characteristics. Because pavement markings are directly in the driver’s view of the road, they offer an effective means of communication.
When customers approach your facility, one of the first things whey will see is the parking lot. Customers willform an opinion of your business and how you treat clients based on the building’s exterior. Your clients want to do business with a company that looks clean, appears inviting, and cares about their safety. Restriping your parking lot annually or every 18 months is an economical way to spruce up your parking lot, enhance the safety of your customers, and comply with ADA requirements. Besides the benefits of improving your facility aesthetically, restriping your asphalt can also save you money by reducing accidents, maximizing parking, and making it easy for your client to access your business (which could in turn create more business for you!). Additionally, restriping helps keep fire lanes and handicap parking areas clearly visible.
Asphalt Stripe That Last
At GP Maintenance Solutions,we only use professional grade quality paint that is environmentally-friendly, and durable to create clear, crisp, long lasting pavement markings. Call us 808-682-6081 for a quote today!
Shirley Santa Maria
G P Maintenance Solutions
These five factors are of utmost importance and should to be considered with regards to asphalt sealant selection:
- Project Specifications
- Sealant Qualities
- Climate After Installation
- Pavement Conditions
- Installation Process
Each component will help to determine the best sealant for your needs. Be sure to work closely with your asphalt sealant provider to address each of these considerations with your sealant selection.
Applying Specs, Sealant Properties to Selection
Project specifications are the number one factor influencing sealant selection. When the project specs are received, the climate and pavement condition should have already been considered by the agency, etc. ASTM specifications are the most frequently used in crack sealing projects. Once the ASTM standard is chosen, a sealer should also meet these general specifications:
- Approvals/Acceptance – Certain sealant materials are approved by the individual agencies or states. There may be more suitable sealants for the project, however these may not be used until they have been accepted by the agency or state.
- Availability/Lead Times – The material’s manufacturing and shipping timelines (or delays), may influence sealant selection. This would be relevant in relation to project deadlines or timelines.
- Product Cost – At times a variety of sealants may meet the specification with a range of price difference. The project budget will influence which sealant is selected based upon cost
- Project Goals/Expectations – Is it a short-term solution? (i.e., hold a project together for the winter). Or long-term solution (max life expected from the sealant since it may not ever have the benefit of an overlay).
Sealant Qualities to Consider
Materials used as asphalt crack sealants are subjected to a variety of stresses and other effects including horizontal expansion and contraction of the pavement as temperatures change from summer to winter, vertical movements as traffic passes, exposure to water from rain and snow, aging from environmental effects, and abrasion from traffic and highway maintenance operations.
Therefore, the sealant you choose should have these qualities:
- Adhesion: the ability to adhere and remain adhered to the pavement throughout the range of temperatures, movements, traffic, and other effects encountered.
- High Temperature Stability: the ability to remain in place and resist flow, tracking or pick-up by vehicle tires at hot summer temperatures.
- Low Temperature Flexibility/Elongation: the ability to stretch or extend at low temperatures experienced without cracking or de-bonding.
- Elasticity: the ability to restrict entrance of incompressible materials into the crack.
- Viscosity/Application Consistency: the ability to be effectively and easily applied to the crack through the application equipment.
- Aging Resistance: the ability to resist degradation from long-term in-service weathering.
- Curing: the ability to set up and reach final in-place properties quickly to permit opening of the pavement to traffic
- Pot Life: the ability to maintain physical properties during the time it takes for installation.
- Compatibility with Asphalt Concrete: the ability to not form an oily exudate and remain adhered when in contact with asphalt concrete.
Most important, make sure you have an adept contractor to apply sealant with the right equipment who can provide support in the field. Smart planning along with these tips will ensure simple, effective crack sealing and great pavement performance for years to come. If you have questions or would like a site visit, please call G P Maintenance Solutions.
MicroGuard® has shown to be very effective in extending the life of HVAC/R equipment and save energy. With a single coating your HVAC/R unit will have a glass -like film that will provide corrosion protection and mitigate mold growth.
Case study: Buckeye Paper Mill - Florida
The Buckeye Paper Mill was concerned that their HVAC units were corroding quickly with the chemicals used during the paper production process. The humid year-round weather and the exhaust from the plant, was taking a toll on the equipment in the plant. The air conditioning equipment units were having to be replaced considerably sooner than was expected.
Why seal cracks in asphalt pavement?
For asphalt in areas with slow moving vehicle traffic and foot traffic such as but not limited to: parking lots, driveways, residential streets and walkways. Because of the increase in tires grinding on the asphalt, motor fluids dripping and other damage to the pavement, it is so important to seal cracks promptly and properly. As asphalt ages, it will oxidize and shrink causing random cracking throughout the pavement. Cracks in the asphalt allow moisture to seep below the pavement and leads to potholes and speeds up the deterioration of the pavement. Properly sealing cracks that appear can more than double the effective service life of the asphalt pavement.
Repaving your parking lot is usually a large expense, but if you take proper action, you can actually delay the need to repave your asphalt. To do so, you must be proactive and take preventative action and maintain your asphalt while it’s still in good condition.