4 Indications Your Asphalt Driveway Needs Help

Asphalt driveways can last for many years when maintained – usually at least 20 years with regular sealing and repairs. However, environmental issues and heavy traffic can impact asphalt and cause premature wear and tear. Catching issues with your pavement early is important to get them repaired before they lead to complete asphalt replacement. Here are four indications that your driveway needs help or repair.

  1. Do you have puddles form on your driveway when it rains? This is a sign that your asphalt has unlevel areas and may be sinking, or the base is eroding underneath. Unlevel areas will likely become pot holes if not repaired.
  2. Crumbing edges. If pieces of asphalt are beginning to crumble on the edges of your driveway, you should seek repair before it becomes worse and spreads to the interior.
  3. Cracking in asphalt is a normal occurrence as the soil shifts, expands and contracts underneath. However, cracks need repair and you may need sealant to help protect it from further deterioration. If not repair, water can seep under the pavement and cause more damage.
  4. Pot holes. If a pot hole begins to form on your pavement, call your local paving contractor for repair. These holes can be fixed, but if allowed to progress, they could destroy the integrity of your driveway, allowing more water under the asphalt that will cause more erosion.

Catching and fixing problems with your asphalt driveway in the early stages can stop further destruction of your pavement. Keep up with regular sealing and initiate asphalt repairs to help make your asphalt last longer before resurfacing or replacement is needed.

Posted on behalf of:
ACE Paving & Maintenance
3465 Francis Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

What Does Your Parking Lot Say About Your Business?

If you own a brick and mortar business with a parking lot, it is essential to keep it in good repair. Parking lots are an extension of your business and the first thing customers encounter when coming to spend money at your establishment. If they hit a pot hole or stumble on a chunk of asphalt, this can impact your business in more ways than one. Here are some excellent reasons to invest in parking lot maintenance to protect your business and your reputation.

Appearances Matter

Even if your parking lot is safe, if it looks poorly, this reflects on your business. Cracks, faded parking stall lines and other damage to the surface looks shoddy. Consider your parking lot part of your business’ exterior and keep up with regular sealcoating, painting and other maintenance to keep it looking professional.

Liability Issues

As a business owner, you are responsible for your customer’s safety when they are on your property. A pot hole or crumbling pavement can become a liability. Avoid liability issues that can lead to injury or lawsuits that can cost you in both money and reputation by keeping your parking lot in good repair.

Protecting Your Investment

It is cheaper to maintain a parking lot than to install a new one. One crack or pot hole will lead to more deterioration that will only get worse. Protect your investment with money wisely spent on maintenance to extend the life of your parking lot.

Make sure you keep parking lot maintenance on your list of priorities as part of upkeep of your business. Schedule regular sealcoating, repairs and painting to keep it looking professional and safe for your customers.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 945-0187

Choosing a Quality Paving Company

You’ve probably noticed that there’s a lot of paving in the West Palm Beach area. Parking lots, roadways, driveways, cart paths and shopping centers. Wherever you look, wherever you go, chances are there is pavement aplenty.

It all needs to be maintained, and it has to be high enough quality to sustain the Florida heat and rain as well as the traffic. If you’re a property owner in the Palm Beach county area, you’ve likely got a significant investment in pavement. You may have existing pavement that needs to be repaired or sealed, and/or property that requires new paving.

Whatever the case may be, you need to choose a paving company that knows the business, does quality work and sealcoats their pavement for protection. You don’t want water, surface oils and other contaminants seeping into your new pavement, that will gradually cause expensive cracks down the road.

Need speed bumps for your apartment building parking area? Or perhaps you’re looking to install a new patio for the community pool. Make sure the company you choose is licensed, bonded and insured for your protection and your tenants.

If you need brick or concrete paving, construction or repair, look for a paving company who can provide work samples from previous clients. Find a service whose personnel are knowledgeable and can help you choose the right option for your property that will fit your budget.

Asphalt installations and repairs call for experienced and reliable service. Look for a company with years of experience and high customer satisfaction. Find a local paving company in the West Palm Beach area that offers high quality asphalt, concrete and brick paving services.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 731-1722

Does My Brick Driveway Need Sealcoating?

If you own a home with a brick driveway, you know how the beauty of brick can enhance the curb appeal to home. Brick is a classic, aesthetically desirable material for driveways that can add value to your home. However, if not maintained, brick will mold, mildew and chip, creating an eyesore where you once had a valuable asset. Protect your investment by sealcoating your brick driveway.

Benefits of Sealcoating Brick

Just like many paved surfaces, brick can benefit from the application of sealcoating. Bricks tend to be porous and can attract mold and mildew, plus they tend to fade over time. Sealcoating offers an extra layer of protection from the elements. Here are some of the benefits of using sealcoating for your brick driveway:

  • Durability. Brick is durable, but it will last even longer with sealcoating. Paving with brick is expensive – it makes good financial sense to protect that investment with maintenance to make it last as long as possible.
  • Repel mold and mildew. Sealcoating helps repel mold and mildew that are attracted to growing on the porous surface of brick. The extra coating seals those pores where moisture can become trapped, creating a perfect environment for mold and mildew growth.
  • Beauty enhancement. Keep your brick driveway looking like new. Sealcoating puts a beautiful shine on your bricks, enhancing the color and appearance.

Make the most of your brick driveway by keeping it sealcoated for protection and aesthetic purposes. You should have sealcoating applied every few years for the best results. Call your local paving company to schedule sealcoating to get the longest life and value out of your brick driveway.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 731-1722

Upkeep of Commercial Parking Lots and Sidewalks

If you own a business that has paved surfaces, maintenance of these surfaces is essential. Whether it is a parking lot for your customers or sidewalks leading to your front entrance, it is your responsibility to maintain all concrete or asphalt on your property. While it may be tempting to put off repairs, overlays and replacement of these surfaces when they begin to show signs of wear and tear, it is not worth the risk. Here are a few excellent reasons to schedule maintenance for your paved commercial surfaces.

  • Liability. Pot holes in your parking lot and uneven slabs in your sidewalk can create hazards that could cause injury or vehicle damage. While you may have insurance to cover these accidents, you will still pay in higher insurance premiums. Reduce liability by having these issues repaired.
  • Appearance. You want to establish a positive first impression with your customers. Dilapidated sidewalks and parking areas can hurt your business’ image. Keep your exterior areas looking professional with ongoing concrete and asphalt maintenance.
  • Longevity. Paving is costly, adding to your business’ overhead. Maintaining your asphalt and concrete can extend the life of the surface and reduce the long-term cost for your business. Services like sealcoating and overlays can protect your asphalt from damage. If you already have surface issues, potholes and crumbling concrete can be repaired for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Maintaining your pavement should be part of the expected cost of running your business. In the long run, you’ll save money by keeping those surfaces maintained. Call your local paving service to schedule your needed upkeep and maintenance for your parking lot and sidewalks today.

Posted on behalf of:
ACE Paving & Maintenance
5665 Atlanta Highway
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 451-3226

Is Your Parking Lot a Pothole Mess?

Have potholes started to take over your parking lot? It can seem to happen overnight. First there is one small hole in a corner of your lot, then before you know it, two more have popped up, causing an eyesore and a liability issue. If you have been putting off fixing these holes in your asphalt, you may be setting yourself up for a costly issue down the road. While pothole repair may seem unnecessary, it is much less expensive than the alternative. Here are a few good reasons to get those potholes fixed as soon as possible.

  • Protect your customers and employees. Potholes are not just a nuisance for drivers; they can be a real pain for your customers and employees. If someone trips over one of those pesky potholes, you could be liable for their injuries. Not only could you be on the hook for medical bills, lost wages and other damages, it could result in higher insurance premiums.
  • Vehicle damage.  Potholes are rough on vehicles, from tires and suspension to even causing body damage. Don’t take the risk of being responsible for damaging someone’s vehicle, possibly your own! Get those potholes repaired before they start an avalanche of expensive issues.
  • Repair versus replacement. Right now you have potholes, but let those holes remain unrepaired, and you could have a sinkhole on your hands. The right combination of weather patterns, a heavy vehicle and a large pothole could cause a sinkhole disaster. Don’t take the risk; repair is much less expensive than replacement.

Winter is the roughest time on asphalt, so don’t wait any longer to call your local paving contractor to schedule your pothole repairs. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, saving you time and money in the long run.

Now  today for any holes that need repair, then call your local paving company to get them fixed as soon as possible.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 731-1722

Driveway Repair and Maintenance

Once your driveway starts to show signs of crumbling, it’s just a matter of time until you’ve got an unsightly mess on your hands. Before you know it, you’re dealing with potholes and whole chunks of driveway breaking apart right in front of you. Get your driveway repaired, sealcoated or graded so your path is clear from the curb to your home.

Potholes and cracks in your asphalt driveway allow water to seep into the pavement where it will promote further degradation of your driveway. A professionally sealcoated driveway will prevent that from happening, and add years of service to your driveway.

If your driveway is getting potholes or cracking, it could be due to an uneven subgrade beneath the surface. Your driveway repair service should include restoring the subgrade in order to ensure that the paved surface remains smooth and intact when the job is completed. Saw cutting service to remove existing asphalt should also be available if you plan to repave your driveway.

Concrete driveways are particularly susceptible to the effects of uneven subgrade. If you’re planning a concrete surface for your driveway, be certain that the grading and concrete surface are done correctly to avoid buckling or settling later due to temperature changes and changes in elevation.

Concrete driveways and sidewalks, asphalt driveways, overlays and sealcoating should provide years of appeal and utility to your home. If you want to restore your driveway to a clean, smooth appearance it’s time you contacted your local driveway repair professionals. Find a local driveway repair and paving professional service that offers strong warranty coverage and has a reputation for quality work.

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Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 731-1722

3 Good Reasons To Fix Parking Lot Potholes

Weather, heavy use and old Father Time can all wreak havoc on pavement, leading to potholes in the surface. If you own a parking lot as part of your business, maintaining the pavement is part of your responsibility. If you are noticing even small cracks or holes in the surface of your parking lot, now is the time to get them fixed. Waiting too long to repair these holes can actually end up costing you more in the long run. Here are three good reasons to call your local paving company to get them fixed now: 

  1. Prevent further damage. Once the surface of your pavement has been compromised by a pothole, it is only going to get larger. Vehicles driving over these holes will damage the edges, making the hole deeper and wider. Save time and money by getting it fixed now.
     
  2. Vehicle damage. A pothole can cause damage to you and your customer’s vehicles. Tire, suspension and even body damage can happen due to driving over a pothole. Reduce your liability for vehicle damage by getting potholes repaired quickly.
     
  3. Prevent injuries. Whether you own a business or even a home, premise or property liability is a good reason to fix any holes in your pavement. In most cases, property owners are liable if someone is injured due to a hazard on their property, such as a pothole which can cause someone to fall. 

Spring is often the time when new potholes appear after colder winter weather. Inspect your parking lot today for any holes that need repair, then call your local paving company to get them fixed as soon as possible.

Posted on behalf of Sunshine Services Unlimited, Inc.