Best Practices to Extend the Life of Your Asphalt Pavement

Thumbs up?Last week Wednesday we held our first Lunch & Learn and more than 20 people joined us to learn about asphalt maintenance and what goes into an asphalt maintenance plan. Today I wanted to share with you our slide deck. We focus on why its important to maintain your asphalt, how your asphalt degrades, and what you should be doing to maintain it.

Quick Cure Sealcoat- What It Means For You

sealcoat imageYour typical sealcoat may take up to 24 hours to cure (dry to the touch and a tack free surface). What this means for you is that you’re keeping your tenants out of their parking stalls or are interrupting customer parking for at least a day. Realizing this issue, we’ve brought in a sealcoat product that cures in about 8-9 hours. What this means for you is that your tenants are only removed from their parking stalls for less than half a day.

We understand that whether you’re running a business or managing a property, taking care of your asphalt will inconvenience tenants. That’s why we use a quick cure sealcoat and perform work in phases.

Anti-Skid Transparent Coating for Concrete & Hard Tile

image of coated pool deckThis blog article has been updated with new information as of September 23, 2014. 

Perpetually wet surfaces such as showers, locker rooms, pool decks, and restrooms are serious safety concerns. There are a lot of non-slip and non-skid products out there, but most of those products will change the color of your surface. Our Anti-Skid coating is clear and won't change the color of your surface.

The treatment can be applied to concrete, hard tile, and quarry tile floors. Depending on your maintenance practices and foot traffic, you can expect the treatment to last three to five years. 

Easily Remove Graffiti

graffiti photoThe key to removing graffiti is to catch it as soon as possible. The longer it is allowed to sit, the harder it becomes to remove. But it’s simply not realistic to be able to watch every surface and act as soon as the surface is tagged. That’s where MicroGuard comes in. When applied to surfaces, it allows you to easily remove graffiti, no matter how long it’s been there. 

How do I remove graffiti after MicroGuard has been applied?

New Technology for Easy Surface Maintenance

Depending on who you talk to there are many answers to that question.

asphalt-image-1.pngMost people think that asphalt is what “black top” roads or parking lots are made of. That is partially correct. The material that the “black top” is made of is called asphalt concrete.

Asphalt concrete is made up of gravel, sand, and asphalt cement. Everything is combined in a heated mixer and the mixture is laid down on the road and is compacted with a heavy roller to make the roads we drive on.

The asphalt cement is the glue that holds the gravel and sand together to make the “black top” roads and parking lots we drive on. But that begs the next question: “where does asphalt cement come from?”

There are two answers:

How Much Does It Cost to Sealcoat?

?This is usually one of the first questions any property manager asks us: "How much does it cost to sealcoat a parking lot or driveway?" While pricing will depend on a variety of factors, I'll provide some general pricing and typical life cycle costs you can expect.

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The first thing to consider is whether or not sealcoating is a viable option for your asphalt. It may be possible that some areas are just too far gone for sealcoating to help.