You might have seen the Hawaii News Now story about graffiti in Waikele (if not, you can read the story on Hawaii News Now).
For the past 15 years, the Waikele Community Association has paid to powerwash a wall that is getting tagged. This wall faces Kamehameha Highway. The association is now requiring homeowners to buy paint and paint over the tags themselves.
The problem with pothole patches from hardware stores is that they are temporary patches. They're not meant to last for more than a few months (thus the relative "cheap" price). If you need temporary relief and plan to fix the pothole within the next few months, then pothole patches from hardware stores are alright.
However, if you're unable to fix the pothole in the next few months, your pothole will return.
Potholes develop because your asphalt pavement has become oxidized; leading to cracks in your pavement which allows water to enter and damage your base course. If not addressed in a timely manner, pothles will get larger and become a safety hazard for motorists and foot traffic.
Most pothole patch materials you find at hardware stores are meant to provide temporary relief, meaning the patch is meant to last a few months, and no more. If you don't address the pothole within that span, the pothole will return. This is because most pothole patch materials allow water to seep back into the base, causing the pothole to become larger.
Last week during the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, GP Maintenance Solutions Manager Cole Millare gave a seminar on asphalt repair and maintenance that answered questions such as:
Last year at the 2013 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo we presented a free seminar; Maintaining A Safe Parking Lot: small costs, BIG SAVINGS. With the 2014 expo one week away, we wanted to share with you last year's seminar slides to get you prepped for our 2014 seminar (Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself Versus Hiring a Contractor).
To download/save the slides, visit SlideShare.net. Or you can keep reading to view the slides.
If you plan on attending the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo, be sure to come by booth #336 to say "hello". If you've got any questions about asphalt repair and maintenance, surface sealers, or HVAC coatings (MicroGuard), we'd be more than happy to talk with you.
We'll be exhibiting next to our other divisions, so if you're in need of:
This is a preview of our upcoming seminar; Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor (which we'll be presenting on March 13 at the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo).
Last week we talked about 5 Causes of Asphalt Damage. Once you know what causes the damage, the next step is to take action to repair the damages and prevent future damages from occuring. Below are 4 essential asphalt repair and maintenance tasks you should be performing:
This is a preview of our upcoming seminar; Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor (which we'll be presenting at the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, & Property Management Expo).
A typical asphalt pavement might last 12-15 years without maintenance. As soon as asphalt is laid down, it's exposed to conditions that immediately begin to degrade the pavement. Understanding the causes of asphalt damage and identifying when it's taking place will help you prioritize what asphalt repair and maintenance tasks need to be done immediately to help prevent further damage.
If you plan on attending the 2014 Hawaii Buildings, Facilities, and Property Management Expo this upcoming March, be sure to attend our seminar:
Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: Do It Yourself vs Hiring A Contractor
Thursday, March 13, 8:00 am to 9:00 am- Hawaii Suite 2
Free continental breakfast refreshments provided
In this seminar you’ll learn what to consider when deciding whether to perform asphalt repair and maintenance yourself or to hire a contractor. If you’re property needs: