Sterling Heights Asphalt Paving Company
Asphalt is designed to be a durable road material, which is why it’s the material of choice for not only highways and city roads, but driveways, parking lots, and more. Professional asphalt installation is done properly to ensure the asphalt will last as long as possible and will hold up to the use it sees every day throughout the year. Whether you need residential or commercial services, we are available to help. Our professionals have extensive experience with pouring new driveways or parking lots as well as related residential and commercial services, so we can handle your job with ease. Let us prove to you we are one of the best at asphalt paving Detroit.
Residential services include the installation of driveways as well as speed bumps for HOAs. Homeowners who are looking for a durable driveway can have a new asphalt driveway installed for their home. Your new driveway will be installed with attention paid to every detail. Once the driveway is complete, it does need to cure before it can be used.
Homeowner associations may also need assistance from asphalt companies to handle the installation of speed bumps. This is often done to slow traffic in the neighborhood for everyone involved. There are different types of speed bumps available, depending on the needs of the HOA, so they can get exactly what they need for traffic control throughout the neighborhood. Once installed, signs warning of the new speed bumps can be installed, and the speed bumps themselves can be painted to encourage cars to slow down.
Commercial property owners may want to have their parking lot restored if it is damaged by cracks or potholes. The way to do this is by installing a new asphalt parking lot where the existing one was. The existing one can be demolished, and the waste removed from the area. Then, the new parking lot will be poured and leveled. Attention to detail is crucial here to prevent damage in the future from the number of cars driving through the parking lot each day.
In addition to the installation of the asphalt itself, there are more services for commercial property owners to consider. Once the new parking lot is installed, they may want to have speed bumps installed for the safety of those who are walking through the parking lot. They may also want to have the stripes painted to ensure patrons know where to park and where to stop or drive slowly and watch out for pedestrians.
Homeowners who have a dirt driveway or whose asphalt or concrete driveway is damaged may want to look into getting a new driveway for their home. If there is existing material, that will need to be removed before the new driveway can be installed. Professionals can remove any rocks, concrete, or asphalt that is where the driveway will be and prep the surface for the new asphalt installation. Expert attention is paid to grading and sloping at this point to ensure water will not puddle and damage the new driveway.
Once the base material is installed and the grading is correct for the area, the new asphalt can be poured. This is done in three layers, the sub base, the binder, and the new asphalt surface. After the new surface is done, the contractor will then smooth out any transitions to existing surfaces, like walkways or garages. A final roll is then done to ensure the entire driveway is smooth and ready to be used. The driveway will need to cure, and then the homeowner can begin using it.
Though a parking lot is a lot bigger than a driveway, the installation process is generally the same. Contractors will ensure the entire parking lot is properly graded, so it does not puddle during the rain to help prevent potholes and other issues in the future. The old parking lot will be removed, and the base underneath the parking lot will be redone to ensure it is secure and able to support the new parking lot. This is done to minimize the potential for ground movement, which could cause the new parking lot to crack due to heavy rain or changing soil temperatures between seasons.
Parking lots can then have other features like speed bumps added in, or they can be painted. This way, customers know where to park when they visit the property. Commercial building owners should take the time to learn more about proper asphalt maintenance when they do have a new parking lot installed to ensure it will last as long as possible. This is a big investment that can dramatically improve the look of the property, but it won’t last if proper care isn’t taken to control any cracks when they are small and to fix any potholes or other damage that may appear.
Though asphalt is durable and can be installed properly, so it lasts longer, Michigan asphalt does require repair from time to time. The weather in the area can cause movement in the ground, which can lead to cracks and related issues with the asphalt. Puddling water or flooding in an area can lead to potholes that can cause serious damage to vehicles when they drive over it. Home and business owners should keep an eye on their asphalt driveway or parking lot to see if it needs any repairs and to ensure it is in good condition.
When repairs are needed, professional assistance is always recommended. Professionals can fix the issue correctly, ensuring it doesn’t just appear again. They can patch cracks or potholes as well as figure out a solution for any puddling or flooding that may occur when it rains. With proper maintenance like sealing and fast repair when needed, an asphalt driveway or parking lot will last a lot longer before it needs to be replaced.
Asphalt parking lots and driveways have a lot that can damage them. Simply being out in the sun, under the UV rays, can cause damage over time. Water puddling or running over the surface can cause wear and tear, potholes, cracks, and other issues. Plus, since there will be vehicles parked on the driveway or parking lot, there is the potential for oils from the vehicle to leak and eat away at the asphalt. While it’s not really possible to avoid these issues completely, proper maintenance through seal coating can help prevent the need for repairs.
When paving contractors handle the seal coating, it will be done properly and should last around two to three years. Though this does need to be done every few years, it can greatly extend the life of the driveway or parking lot and help minimize the damage done because of daily use or just being outside in the sun. Professionals can review the benefits of seal coating as well as provide more specific recommendations for how frequently to have it done based on the aspects of the driveway or parking lot.
Parking lots need to have lines painted, so customers know where to drive and where to park. There are many different options for lines, depending on the location and the shape of the parking lot, as well as how many parking spaces will be needed. It’s recommended for commercial property owners to review the options with a professional before making a decision to ensure the stripes are painted according to their needs.
Options for lines include parking spaces that are straight, diagonal ones that alternate directions within the same row, or ones that alternate on different rows. Alternating on the same row means that one side will be done, so cars drive north to pull into a space, for instance, and the other side would allow cars driving south to pull in easily. There is also the option for parallel parking type spaces, depending on the layout of the parking lot.
Though asphalt may be the desired option, there are times when it isn’t a good choice, such as on steep grades. Instead, chip sealing may be the better one to use. This can be applied over old asphalt or done new for a new driveway or road. Chip sealing is done by combining the asphalt with an aggregate, which provides more traction compared to asphalt. A seal coat won’t need to be applied for this, and it’s a proven process that can be used to make a far more durable surface, depending on the needs of the property owner. It can also be colored, creating a unique look that may be great for any property.
If you’re in need of a new driveway or parking lot, or you need help with line painting, maintenance, or repairs, and you’re looking into local paving companies, we can help. We offer expert asphalt paving services and have years of experience working on a variety of different properties and in different situations. We can help you make decisions for your property as well as ensure the installation is done properly. Give us a call today to learn more or to get an estimate.