Sealcoating is meant to add an extra layer of protection to your asphalt surfaces. The main purpose for it is to reseal and protect a fresh layer of asphalt or to renew older asphalt’s appearance, and make it look just like new. We will say right off the bat sealcoating is NOT for fixing damage and cracking, you can’t just cover up damage like that. If you do, it’ll just spread up and crack your new layer of asphalt in no time. For proper sealcoating to really be effective it has to be applied to a strong, damage free, properly laid base of pavement. Sealcoat is applied as a liquid and dries in a deep black finish, giving you that nice new crisp pavement appearance.
Regular Sealcoating Extends the Lifespan of Your Asphalt
Probably the biggest benefit of asphalt sealcoating is the simple fact that it can double the lifespan of your asphalt. Asphalt is naturally extremely porous and anything from snow, rain, and temperature changes can over time cause buckling and cracking, while exposure to constant sunlight is going to make your surface fade a lot over time.
Sealcoating helps to protect your asphalt by adding an extra layer on top that makes your asphalt less permeable to those pesky UV rays, chemicals, and water. Water is one of the greatest enemies of asphalt. With another layer of protection on your asphalt, the risks of cracking and becoming damaged are greatly reduced, which will do a lot to help expand the lifespan of your asphalt.
That means making the investment on seal coating leads to lower repair and repaving costs in the future, as you just don’t have to worry about those things for a longer period of time. To truly get the longest lifespan out of your asphalt before total replacement, we recommend having asphalt sealer applies every 2-3 years depending on the wear and tear and conditions in your area.
Sealcoating Does Wonders for Your Curb Raleigh Home’s Appeal
Not only does sealcoating help extend the lifespan of your asphalt, but it helps keep it looking fresh and new. Older asphalt fades and starts looking run down and gray, while fresh asphalt is start black and looks very slick. After a fresh coat of asphalt is applied, your parking lot will be back to that wonderful deep black color, doing nothing but adding more curb appeal to your property.
Raleigh Parking lot Line Striping
Not only does fresh line striping give your parking lot a great aesthetic appeal, but proper line striping is also required to be in compliance with all local, state, and federal traffic laws. Proper line striping is a must-have for creating parking spaces and helping regulate the flow of traffic through your Raleigh parking lot. Surely you’ve all been in a poorly designed and painted parking lot in the past, and it really just sticks out in your mind, it’s a horrible experience. Striping is only done with DOT approved paints that are made very specifically with certain materials added in for increased durability and visibility, this paint takes abuse like no other.
NC ADA Compliance
If you’ve never heard of it before, ADA stands for The Americans with Disabilities Act, legislation put in place in 1990 to prevent discrimination for those with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, modeled after the civil rights act of 1964. When it comes down to it, compliance is a LOT more than just setting aside a few spots for handicap parking and painting them blue.
So Who Needs to Have ADA Compliant Parking lots?
All commercial and public buildings are required to have accessible spaces, so everything from hotels to churches and federal court buildings have to have this extra accessibility. By law you have to have accessible parking for every parking facility you have, so if you have two lots you’re going to have to have the proper amount of spaces designated in each one, which as of 2010 includes van-accessible parking too. To be compliant you also need the right signage, ramps, and other little details. We’re very familiar with all of the rules and regulations that we have to follow to keep your parking lot compliant, and we spend serious time planning out all of the spots, handicap spots, where signage will go, etc.
Trusting your line striping to a less experienced or able company could lead to some serious legal issues down the road for your business. Plus, chances are good it’s just not going to look as good, and people really notice things like that. The best way to avoid all of that headache before it ever begins is just choosing a good professional company to do all of the work.
Reflective Marking and Signage
Not only are the actual lines in your parking lot important, but you have to have all of the proper signage in all of the right places, and it never hurts to have pavement markers put in too so if anyone is driving in your parking lot in low light they just have one more way to identify where they are and keep everyone in your lot safe.
Your parking lot may be outside your physical business space, but it’s still a big part of your identity either way. The best thing you can do for yourself is just embrace this fact and do your best to ensure your parking lot is always in good working condition for your customers.
Quality storefront parking is critical to getting people in the door, if you truly have a bad parking lot people just aren’t going to risk the safety of their cars and avoid your business altogether. You need a contractor that cares about you and your business, producing lasting results that are going to help support your business for the foreseeable future. From sealcoating to painting lines and ensuring ADA compliance, Unlimited Paving can handle all of your paving needs.