Asphalt Paving in Riverside California
This month Empire Parking Lot Services was awarded a project in Rancho Cucamonga Ca. Our returning customer is a steel manufacturing facility, and they needed to have the roads around their complex repaired in about 15 different areas totaling about 250 tons of asphalt installation. Their roads had been damaged by heavy loaded trucks going over them for last ten years or so. After discussing it with our customer, we decided that we would approach the problem using a asphalt milling and cap approach. With the areas being as wide as they were, and the damage being mild enough, it seemed like a good fit for their needs and their budget. The process of milling and capping is becoming a very popular choice in repairing asphalt these days. The reason for this is because it allows our customers to not have to remove and replace all of the existing asphalt. R&R's (remove and replace projects) are more expensive because of the need to haul off and dump the old asphalt, resulting in large dump fees, as well as the need to replace all of the asphalt that results in larger material fees. Not every project is a candidate for the mill and cap approach, however this one was perfect and thats what we ended up doing. Read below to learn more about this asphalt milling and cap project we did for them.
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About this Riverside Paving Project
As mentioned above this project was done using an asphalt milling and cap approach. At Empire we take pride in making recommendations that are going to suit all of our customers needs. This approach is also a good fit for one other need that was critical in this case, and that is a shortage of time. Time is something that large companies don't always have a lot of, and this customer was no exception. One of the great benefits of using the mill and cap approach is that large areas of repair can be done in a relatively short period of time. Our customer run a fast paced, highly organized company so they needed a contractor that was the same way. We arrived on their project at about 6 AM and we turned the project back over to them by 3pm that same day. The work was done correctly, looked great, and all areas were cleaned up, swept up and returned ready for work the next morning. We would also like to take this chance to thank our customer for giving us another opportunity to service their parking lot maintenance needs again. We know they had many choices on who they can use for their paving repairs but they chose us and we are very grateful for it.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
When it comes to asphalt repairs in Riverside County Empire Parking lot Services is the best choice for your project. Asphalt milling and capping is just one repair method we offer, but it's not necessarily going to be the best fit for your project. When we show up to your building or facility we ask you a series of questions that allow us to come up with an approach that is the best fit, and it doesn't matter how small or large your project is. With our many years of experience, we understand how to fix your parking lot maintenance related problem, based on your not only your needs but also your budget. Give us a call today if your looking to do any repairs on your asphalt or concrete related project. We service all of Southern California including Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, as well as parts of San Diego and Ventura. We would love to become your preferred paving vendor for parking lot repairs.
Concrete Repair of Flow Lines in Santa Ana Orange County.
This week in Santa Ana California, Empire PLS was called out to do some concrete repairs in the form of some new concrete flow lines throughout the parking lot of a small restaurant parking lot. This type of concrete repairs is just one more example of what Empire PLS offers its customers throughout the Southern California area. Watch the video below to see our boys in action, and keep us in mind on your next concrete repair project in Orange County, LA, or the San Bernardino / Riverside CA. area. Also, read below to learn a little bit more about this Santa Ana, California concrete repair project.
More About this Concrete Repair Project
As a concrete repair contractor that specializes in parking lot repairs, we perform projects like this one all of the time. When we approach these projects we take three things major into consideration.
First, we make sure that if at all possible, we keep your business open and running. We do this by posting signs at the entrances telling people that the business is open during construction. Although sometimes this isn't possible, we make every effort when it is. At Empire PLS, we understand the impact that this can have on a small business and we try to minimize that impact.
Second, We barricade work areas very carefully to minimize the risk of someone getting hurt during construction. Flagging caution tape, orange traffic barricades, and direction sign are the standard precautions taken on our projects. This is a small price to pay if it means avoiding an accident.
Third, we communicate with our customers and their neighbors when ever possible. This is one of the biggest things we do that really set us apart from our competitors. When we know we will be performing some major repairs in a busy strip center, we make sure to notify all tenants affected (if asked by our customer, some want to handle this in house). Also we communicate with your neighbors to make sure that they understand how this may affect them. By communicating we find that we head off the most common problems before they even occur.
Hiring a Trustworthy Concrete Contractor
When it comes to hiring an concrete contractor, it's important to hire one that has the experience and specializes in parking lot related concrete repairs. At Empire PLS, we would never attempt to build a concrete retaining wall, because its not what we do. Commercial grade asphalt and concrete repairs should only be performed by a professional parking lot repair contractor. Call Empire Parking Lot Services today for a free quote on your project. We offer our services throughout Southern California. You wont be dissapointed you did.
Asphalt Overlay & New Concrete Flow Lines Repaired
When our customer contacted us they explained that they had a property located in Santa Ana California that was in need of some parking lot repairs. They also explained that they had a budget in mind and that they wanted to get the most impact for that budget. Their main concern was for both parking lot repairs, and also addressing their liabilities. The parking lot was approximately around 100 stalls in size and needed both concrete flow line and asphalt repairs. Read more below to see how the job turned out.
About This Asphalt & Concrete Repair Project
As mentioned this project was designed to address the customers desire to get their major liabilities repaired first, then secondly, address their general parking lot repair needs. Our customer's needs and budget was discussed before the scope of work was decided upon. Once the preliminary planning was complete, the job was scheduled and executed. Our customer decided that they would remove and replace most of the existing concrete flow line, as it was badly cracked and beyond repair. This would use up the bulk of their budget however, leave enough for the other general repairs they still needed done. We ended being able to pave an asphalt overlay the worse part of the parking lot, as well all of the patch back that needed to be done along the newly poured concrete flow line. With all of this work done all that remains is the seal coating and parking lot striping, that was included in their estimate as well. Our customer was very pleased with us, the level of service we provided, as well as the quality of work performed. They were so pleased in fact, that they immediately went out and posted a positive review at Yelp. The glowing testimonial they left for us on Yelp makes us feel good about the work we performed for them, as well the rest of our Southern California customers.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
When it comes to asphalt overlays and concrete flow line repairs such as our customer here in Santa Ana, nobody does a better job than Empire Parking Lot Services. At Empire, we know that a happy customer is one that refers us to their friends, and return to us again for the next project. This is why your satisfaction is paramount to us. Please call Empire Parking Lot Services today if you have a need for asphalt or concrete repairs. Also keep in mind, as a Southern California contractor we service from Ventura to San Diego including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and beyond!
Warehouse Floor Stenciling at Federal Express Chino
When it comes to warehouse maintenance services, no one does a better job for you then Empire-PLS. Some of the biggest names in the business world have entrusted us to keep their warehouse floors up to date with the latest cost saving applications for cleaning, marking, and specialty coatings. Our latest project for Federal Express is a perfect example of one of those advances. Our customer had approached us with a unique request. They needed their warehouse floor stencils aka numbering scheme (number stencils) marked out in a paint that was durable enough to stand up to the hundreds of thousands of packages that go through their facility on any given day. Furthermore it needed to stand up to the abuse of forklifts, trucks, and pallets. We had painted some stencils in their facility in the past however, with the current technologies available it was costly to do it with epoxies. We settled for enamels that dried faster and held up for about a year but over time this became expensive, and our customer asked us to come up with a plan to get epoxy numbering installed quickly and affordably. This way their numbers could last as long as the lines (5 years and still look great). Read more below to see how we solved the problem for Federal Express and how the project turned out.
About our Warehouse Floor Stencil Project
As mentioned above our customer was looking for a better solution to their warehouse floor stenciling needs at their distribution facility. The stencils had to be clear, they had to be painted in epoxies, and the work had to be done quickly and affordably. What we did was to create a stencil that was disposable. We shifted the potential cost from labor to creating single use stencils that could be painted, and then thrown away. And although the stencils where not super inexpensive, they created enough cost savings to get the job done without the problems associated with the traditional approach. These problems included smearing, dripping, and labor for cleaning the stencils every few applications. With the new stencils we could place any message, anywhere, in any size or font quickly and neatly. Needless to say the customer was extremely pleased with the finished project as were we.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
When it comes to warehouse maintenance services, we offer warehouse managers, facility maintenance supervisors, and owners a lot of affordable support. Our services include warehouse sweeping and cleaning, warehouse floor stenciling, as well as warehouse signs and labeling. We also offer specialty coatings that include rat run painting, acid resistant coatings (battery charging stations), as well as our newest product instant dry UV floor coatings. We service the entire state of California with these services and offer guarantees on our services when floor prep is done. Call Empire Parking Lot Services today to get a fast and free quote on your next warehouse maintenance project. 877-760-2757 or click the get a quote button on any page of our website.
Anaheim Business Get's Winter Paving Done
As a Southern California asphalt paving contractor, Empire Parking Lot Services is constantly working throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, as well as the surrounding Southern Californiaareas. This week's featured project is located in Anaheim California. This project consisted of approximately (15) areas of asphalt patching, equaling over 26 tons of installed asphalt.
One aspect to this asphalt paving project that proved challenging was the location. Our paving project was a fast food restaurant with a very active drive through. These projects have very particular needs in that they cannot lose any time with their drive through for both their breakfast and lunch customers. This leaves our crew a small window of about 4 hours to get the asphalt installed, rolled, and opened for public use by 12 noon, no ifs ands or buts.
We arrived at about 8 am and got to work cleaning the parking lot and tacking the edges of all of the patches to be installed. The cold weather has the ground temperatures pretty low, so we held off a little bit waiting for the surface to warm up. Experience has taught us that if the ground surface is too cold that the asphalt patches run the risk of unraveling. We have learned to avoid this by following some basic rules.
- Minimize the time/length of haul from the plant
- Work the asphalt rollers as close to the crew as possible
- Increase the layer thickness
By making these simple adjustments we have found that asphalt can be installed on even the coldest of days. Not that Southern California paving companies need to worry about that often.
About the Equipment:
Our crews used 3 basic pieces of equipment on this project including a skid steer, a 5 ton roller, as well as a plate compacter. The skid steer was used to move the asphalt around the project quickly, the 5 ton roller was used to smooth and compact the asphalt as soon as our paving crew applied it and the plate compacter is used to work the edges of the patches, that the roller can reach. All in all the project went great, The customer was very pleased and everything looked perfect. Hats off to our great asphalt paving crew for a job well done!
About Empire Parking Lot Services:
Empire Parking Lot Services is a company that places a heavy emphasis on pleasing our customers. We understand that a happy customer is a returning customer, and we are eager to keep them coming back. As a paving contractor we services the entire Southern California area. This includes Orange County & Los Angeles, as well as Riverside, San Bernardino and Parts of Ventura and San Diego. If you have a paving project planned for the coming year please call us today. We will have an estimator come to your place of business and help you put together the best solution for your asphalt paving needs.
City of Industry Warehouse Floor Striping
Warehouse cleaning, striping, stenciling and battery charging station coatings om a 100,000 sf.+ concrete tilt up located in City of Industry.
Warehouse Cleaning, Warehouse Floor Striping, Acid Resistant Battery Station Coating, and Epoxy Number Markings.
One week for cleaning and striping of the lines. One week for the installation of the acid resistant battery station coating. Two days for layout and painting of the number, letters, and markings.
Several weeks of planning went into this project before the start of production. This included several site visits, plan changes, and different product test. Our customer was looking to get this project done without shot blasting. Normally we strongly recommend against painting concrete without prepping the surface first. However, their concern was that they didn't own the building, and blasting the floor might damage the concrete beyond what their lease allowed. With several test done ahead of time we determined that the floor could be painted with minimal prepping. We chose to do a heavy warehouse floor cleaning including degreasing with a light solvent added to the scrubber that aided the paints ability to bond with the concrete. No guarantee could be offered on this project but in the end we feel it was their best choice based on their needs and limitations. The actual project went down without a hitch. We first cleaned the warehouse and prepped it with method mentioned above. Once the concrete was cleaned, we proceeded with the layout of the lines. This particular layout was pretty straightforward. Long staging lines that where approximately 5 feet apart and 20 feet long totaling approximately 13,000 linear feet. Once the lines where laid out we started the painting portion of the project. All in all it took several days to get all of the lines down.
Parallel to this project was the battery charging station that was installed. This area was actually shot blasted out of extreme necessity. Battery charging stations are notorious for leaking acid that leaks onto the concrete, causing massive damage to the surface. Without blasting you really can't achieve the kind of bond required for an acid resistant epoxy
to bond. The area that was painted was about 18' x 35' and required several coatings to achieve the finished product. This area in total took about three days to prep and install.
Lastly the customer added some numbers to be painted to help them identify their product locations. They required 2 different markings from us, including stacking area numbers, and aisle marker numbers. The stacking numbers were installed at 12" tall and the aisle markers were installed at 48" tall. We installed over 1150 locations of the stacking number, as well as 20 aisles marker locations. All warehouse markings
were installed using 2-part epoxy designed to hold up against forklift traffic. This part of the project required about 2 days to install, and wrapped up the entire project which took about 2 and a half weeks.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
Even though we go by the name of Empire "Parking" Lot Services, we are also the number one warehouse marking contractor on the entire West Coast. We have over twenty years of experience on warehouse floor striping
and aisle marking projects, and offer a large group of related warehouse services as well. Our service division gives us the ability to provide fully managed installation services to all of our west coast customers. This includes our long lasting warehouse floor striping and floor coating systems, which have been used by many of the largest companies in the world. With customers such as Coke cola, Kimberly Clark, Fed Express, and Home Depot trusting Empire Parking Lot Services, there is no reason why shouldn't give us a call on your next warehouse marking project.
Happy Holidays from Empire Parking Lot Services
We at Empire Parking Lot Services have a lot to be thankful for. This holiday season is the best time to think of those who made that success possible. Thanks again to all of our customers, our outstanding office staff, our top notch sales team, and most of all, the production team that make us look so great job after job!
Have a Happy Holiday and Safe New Years!
"Happy Holiday's From Empire Parking Lot Services"
ABF Orange Facilities Asphalt Repair
Earlier this year Empire Parking Lot Services
was contracted by ABF
to do asphalt repair
throughout the parking lot in their City Of Orange facilities. If you didn't know, ABF
is one of the most trusted names in the motor carrier industry, and have been around since 1923. For a company that old and trusted to call us was a huge compliment, and we jumped at the opportunity to service them.
About This Asphalt Repair Project
They asked if we could send an estimator to look at their trucking lot located on 1601 N. Batavia street and make recommendations on repairs. They had a large facility that had some badly worn areas that were in dire need of repair. The main causes of these worn areas was mostly weather and time aggravated by heavy truck traffic, and it was definitely time to address them. What we agreed upon with ABF was that we would address just the badly worn areas directly in the main trucking area, and we would look at more extensive repairs later when the timing was better for them. We ended up paving 4-5 worn and cracking areas with a 1" asphalt skin patch. This would serve as a temporary repair to get them through the year and hopefully the winter. The skin patches we installed required several tons of asphalt material and took about a half a day to complete.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
All in all the asphalt repair job came out great, and ABF was very pleased. We picked up a great account that we will hopefully keep for a long time. At Empire Parking Lot Services, we are always looking to add a few more customers to our list. If you know of anyone who needs paving repairs, concrete repairs, or general parking lot maintenance, please feel free to recommend us. We strive to be the number one paving contractor in Orange County so call us toll free at 877-760-2757 and put us to the test. We also service Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and parts of Ventura and San Diego Ca.
Asphalt Repair at St. Regis Resorts Dana Point / Monarch Beach Ca.
In September of 2012 Empire Parking Lot Services was hired to makes some general asphalt repairs in the parking lot at St. Regis Resort. This resort is located in Dana Point California and when it comes to resorts, St. Regis is one of the premier locations on the California coast. their resort truly shows impeccable taste when it comes to design and care, so it comes to know so sunrise they called us to get their annual parking lot maintenance done using our services. Monarch knew that we would bring the utmost care to their parking lot needs and they we would stand behind our services. Take a look below and see how this project turned out.
As relaxing and peaceful as St Monarchs resort is, we where not their for the view. For us our short stay was about working. St. Regis contracted with us to get some of their parking lots freshened up. These services included cleaning and crack filling the parking lot. Seal coating the parking lot to look nice and black again, as well as repainting all of the parking lot striping at their main entrances and check in area. St. Regis takes very good care of their facility, and their parking lots are no exception to the rule. That is why they called Empire Parking Lot Services. They know that we care about their asphalt repair project, and we care about the message they want to send customers as they pull in to the main entrance to thier parking lot.
Seal Coating Repairs For St. Regis Resort
When we arrived at this project the first thing we did was to carefully block of the areas we were working in. Once the areas were securely barricaded we started are cleaning process which included brooming, scraping, and blowing off the excess dirt and debris that builds over time. Once the parking lots were thoroughly cleaned, we proceeded with the crack filling of all hairline as well as the larger cracks throughout the project. With all of the asphalt cracks sealed all that was left for us to do was to install one thick coat of seal coating material over the repaired asphalt. Once the parking lot was sealed we left the project and returned the following morning to repaint all lines and legend in the parking lots and driveways.
This asphalt repair project turned out great, The weather cooperated with us and the parking areas were only down for a day and half. St. Regis said we did a great job and that's what we want to hear. Thank you St. Regis for a great opportunity. We can't think of anywhere else in the world we would rather work at then a place as beautiful as St. Regis Resort Dana point, Ca.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
When it comes to Asphalt Repair and parking lot maintenance in the Newport beach, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach area, nobody can beat us. We are the highest rated company in teh area in terms of customer satisfaction. The reason for this is simple. Because we aren't satisfied until you are completely satisfied. At Empire we offer a wide variety of parking lot maintenance related service that include asphalt paving, concrete repair, seal coating, and parking lot striping, wheel stops, and sign installations. Call us today and put us to the test toll free at 877-760-2757. St Regis was happy and you will be too!
Shopping Center gets new ADA Concrete Sidewalks & Ramps
Last month, Empire Parking Lot Services was called out to the city of Anaheim, to look at a parking lot for a new client. The grade of their concrete sidewalks and parking lot paving were creating issues for them resulting in ADA legal problems. The main issue our client was facing was that there was no proper access from the parking lot to shops in the center. After meeting with him, He asked us for recommendations on how to resolve these issues, as well as doing the ADA repairs in conjunction with some other basic parking lot maintenance needs he had.
Read below to learn more about this ADA project and how we solved our customers needs.
About this ADA Compliance Project
As mentioned above this project mainly consisted of ADA improvements. These improvements included asphalt demo and patch back along the old curb face, as well as the concrete sidewalks were removed and new compliant sidewalks and curb ramps were formed and poured. All in all we removed, formed and poured over a thousand feet of concrete sidewalk and ramps. Once the concrete was finished we patched back the asphalt. There was roughly 130 sf. of asphalt to replace along the edge of the new concrete sidewalks. We refer to this type of repair as a patch back. With the concrete and asphalt completed we moved on to blacking out the existing non compliant striping and re designing their parking lot striping and handicap markings. We painted on the new lines and ADA markings and installed some new ADA signs including the handicap entry signs as well as parking stall handicap signs.
About Empire Parking Lot Services
Since 2009 Empire Parking Lot Services has slowly been building it customer base by providing quality parking lot maintenance services at an affordable cost. With a service area covering the entire Southern California market, Empire Parking Lot Services has you covered on asphalt paving, concrete repair, sealcoating, and parking lot striping, we also offer handicap and parking signs, truncated domes, & concrete wheel stops. There are many other services we offer so please stop by our official website to learn more about us today. We would love to serve your needs so please give us a call today.