Spring weather is finally here! As the warmer days have rolled in, you may have noticed that your parking lot needs repair. Paved surfaces experience excessive wear and tear during the winter months, especially here in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Brutal cold temperatures in the winter months followed by blistering heat throughout the summer contribute to pavement cracks that will only grow over time. The resulting cracks, crevices, and potholes are unsightly of course, but what is worse is that they create a potential hazard for pedestrians and vehicles.
Pavement repairs such as crack filling, seal coating, and line striping are all cost effective alternatives to improve the condition of your parking lot. The first step is to repair the pavement to prevent the future expansion of existing cracks. This is done through a process known as crack filling. The crack filling process inhibits the growth of existing cracks and will help to keep new cracks from forming.
Who Needs Parking Lot Repair?
- Shopping Malls
- Retail Establishments and Strip malls
- Office & Industrial Parks
- HOA Neighborhood Parking Areas
- Mixed Use Retail/Residential Areas
- Any Commercial or Residential area with paved surfaces
Upon the completion of cleaning and patching, seal coating can then be applied over the repaired asphalt. Seal coating is a new layer of protection that blocks out damage from rainwater, or oil, and also helps protect the pavement from damage from ultraviolet rays. This liquid sealer forms a barrier that is impenetrable to damaging elements once applied and allowed to dry. The resulting paved surface is then much more attractive…but more importantly, it is flexible, durable and resistant to damage from future inclement weather.
The final touch is line striping. Marking out the striping in advance of painting will ensure everything is in its proper location, including any additional spaces and markers needed to comply fully with the Americans With Disabilities Act regulations. The freshly applied lines and markings on a newly seal coated lot make your parking area appear almost new again!
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At Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, we are a one stop full service pavement and asphalt shop, with many services to choose from to make your parking lot and commercial facility the absolute best it can be. Call or click today! www.atlanticsweeping.com