?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.
Your 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.
This 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.
Customers often tell us that they’re looking to repave their entire parking lot. When we inspect the parking lot, yes, some areas may need repaving, but other areas may not. For the areas that do not need repaving, we suggest sealcoating. Here’s why:
It saves you money
The 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?
It’s easy to tell if your pavement is degrading, because it just simply doesn’t look as good as it used to. But do you know how far along your pavement is in its downward spiral? Today we’ll look at examples of pavement that are at different stages in the degradation process. We’ll tell you what to look out for and what should be done.
A couple weeks ago we talked about the special protective surface coating called MicroGuard. While it's commonly used as an alternative to waxing facility floors like restrooms, showers, and walkways, it can also be applied to other surfaces.
Let's take a look at some before and after photos showcasing how good your surface looks after MicroGuard is applied.
Restrooms & Showers
In July 2012, Pier 38 Fishing Village, home to popular restaurants Nico’s and Uncle’s, planned to repave their entire lot. With a couple million dollars budgeted for the work, we stepped in and helped management save over $1.5 million.
Depending on who you talk to there are many answers to that question.
Most 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:
?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.