asphalt sealcoating

Sealcoating and Striping

Sealcoating

Sealcoating serves to protect, not cure, the asphalt surfaces. Its main purpose is to reseal and provide a fresh layer of asphalt to your site to revamp its appearance and make it like new for those who use it. However, seal coating is not able to fix superficial cracking or damage, as these types of blemishes cannot simply be covered. In order for sealcoating to be effective and last for as long as it is capable, the base layer must be strong and properly laid. Sealer is applied in either a spray coat or a squeegee coat, depending on which method best serves the area to be sealed. Regardless of which method is used to apply the sealer, the process is the same. The area is cleaned of any loose debris, a petrobond is applied to the surface for better adhesion, and the sealer is sprayed or squeegeed onto the surface. Some projects may require a second layer depending on the conditions and product desired.


Striping

Striping not only provides an aesthetic appeal to your property but is also required to comply with regulations set by federal, state, and local laws. Using the highest quality and most eco-friendly material pays dividends to both the property as well your budget. Striping consists of lines that segregate different lanes and parking spaces, and they also help regulate the flow of traffic throughout the parking lot or structure. The goal of striping is to effectively maximize the number of parking spaces with the most efficient layout possible while still adhering to any guidelines set forth by the governing agency of the property, as well as properly organizing the flow of traffic throughout the site. Striping is performed using DOT approved paint with very specific materials specifications for increased visibility and durability. The colors of the pavement markings are also predetermined by the governing body. The paint is either applied by hand using brushes or rollers or via a striping machine.


Thermoplastic Pavement Markings

Thermoplastic Markings are most commonly seen on highways, city streets and at stop signs in neighborhoods. These lines are reflective and become significantly apparent at night when headlights are shined on them. They are constructed with thermoplastic, a plastic material made of binder, pigments, filler, and glass beads. The pigment creates the color, the glass beads increase reflectivity, and the filler serves to add bulk. The binder is what makes the material tough, flexible, and what creates the bond strength to adhere to the pavement surface while holding the other components together.


Reflective Pavement Markers

Reflective Pavement Markers are most commonly seen in the center of the roads and driving lanes in parking lots to indicate the separation of lanes. They are simple to install and have a very long lifespan. There are a wide variety of these that include white markers for lane markers close to the pavement edge, yellow and orange markers for separating traffic, blue markers used for marking fire hydrants and critical objects, green markers for emergency vehicles entering an automated gate, and red markers indicating closed areas and wrong way signals. These reflective markers are required by most regulations and are best done by professionals who have experience in this field.


Signage

We install and provide all types of parking lot and roadway signage such as stop signs, do not enter signs, reserved signs, and more. If your facility needs signs to properly finish the construction of the site and add finishing touches, we have the knowledge and experience to efficiently complete the project.