Asphalt Parking Lots Require Lots More Than Pavement and Paint

Asphalt Contractor in Camden & PhiladelphiaEven after a new parking lot has been paved and striped, the asphalt specialists at DuraSeal Asphalt Sealing & Line Striping can tell you that there is still much left to do. Without highly visible traffic signs, car stops, bollards, and other traffic directives a parking lot isn’t prepared to manage the flow of traffic from both pedestrians and vehicles.

If you are going to avoid a potential nightmare for visitors and employees – not to mention serious liability – make sure you complete the job right.

Duraseal Asphalt Sealing & Line Striping is an asphalt contractor in the Philadelphia PA and Camden NJ area with over 30 years experience in parking lot design and installation.

The Expert Asphalt Contractor

Naturally, an expert asphalt contractor like Duraseal must be qualified to install or repair an existing lot to ensure that the surface is smooth and water runoff is properly managed. It is also highly recommended that asphalt sealer be applied soon after parking lot installation (no sooner than 90 days). Curb and guttering must also be taken into account.

A comprehensive parking lot design should include adequate signage and stenciled directional markings to ensure safe and efficient traffic control. Asphalt contractors should also install speed bumps and specially marked pedestrian crossings in larger asphalt parking lots that will handle heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

There are also things like concrete vehicle stops and bollards that should be installed to prevent drivers from causing damage to surrounding vehicles and buildings.

Bollards are strong posts that are sunk into the asphalt pavement, sidewalks and nearby landscaped spaces to block incoming vehicles from passing through. They are usually made of concrete or a similar material made up of an aggregate mixture.

Bollards can range in size between anywhere from a few inches in girth and a foot or so in height to as much as a foot thick and four feet high. Often decorative and incorporating lighting, trash receptacles, and other features, they create a streamlined entrance that shows off a property’s overall look.

It’s easy to see that a lot more goes into to creating a safe and efficient asphalt parking lot than simply pavement and paint. Asphalt contractors must have the know-how to install all the “extras” that minimize accidents and security risks in addition to a high level of expertise in grading and paving new parking lots.

DuraSeal Asphalt Sealing & Line Striping, Inc. is an asphalt contractor providing asphalt maintenance and other services to commercial locations throughout Philadelphia PA, Camden NJ and the surrounding areas. DuraSeal also serves residential customers in the Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.