Asphalt takes six to 12 months to fully cure.
It is best to wait at least 48 hour to 72 hours before driving on freshly paved surfaces. The weather will affect this dry time. Cold weather means longer dry times and warm weather mean shorter dry times.
Hire a CASP certified inspector. Empire Parking Lot Services recommends CDC
A passage that may consist of walks and sidewalks, curb ramps and pedestrian ramps, lobbies and corridors, elevators, other improved areas, or necessary combination thereof, that provides free and unobstructed access to and egress from in a particular area or location for pedestrians and forward/or wheelchair users.
Permeation of water into the asphalt base is the primary cause of asphalt failure. Factors such as sun, water, weight loads, and traffic all play a role as well.
100% of asphalt removed from job sites is returned to an asphalt plant to be recycled and used again.
Typically 40% of all asphalt brought to the job site contains recycled materials.
Alligator cracking is a condition easily recognized by a series of cracks grouped together in one area. This type of cracking is indicative of subgrade problems. Typically the closer cracks are together, the shallower the failure. Inversely, the further these cracks are apart, the deeper the failure.
Best practices suggest to wait 48 hours to avoid damaging the seal coat (depending on the weather).
Asphalt should not be laid in wet weather conditions. Empire Parking Lot Service’s asphalt team monitors weather daily and will ensure proper communication and planning occurs when weather may delay operation or affect the quality of work. It is safe to install asphalt in light mist or light rainy conditions.
Concrete is a mix of ingredients, including cement, pozzolans, water, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, and additives.
Concrete is used for the finished products, such as sidewalks, foundations, and the surface of many roads. Concrete contains sand, gravel and cement. Cement is the special hardening ingredient that makes concrete harden.
The service of laying out and painting lines and stencils that make up a typical parking lot. Parking lot striping can be done as a new layout project typically off of plans drafted by an architect, or it can be done as a maintenance services to “freshen up” the painted lines and markings in your parking lot.
On a dry warm day, paint should be dry within two hours of application.
Standard colors are recommended (White Yellow Red Blue Green Black.) We can mix custom colors at additional cost for 5S protocol or preference.
Pavement stripes and pavement markings generally last about two years, depending on how well maintained the parking lot is, the amount of traffic the parking lot gets, and depending on how harsh the weather conditions in your area are.
Shot blasting is a form of surface prep.The action forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface or remove surface contaminants.
It is recommended to get your parking lot serviced roughly every three years. This is heavily dependant on weather and the amount of traffic the lot receives.
As with any project in an occupied area or space there may be some disruptions. We plan around your tenants’ and clients’ needs to ensure minimal disruption, maximum safety, and the highest quality work. For customers convenience, projects can be scheduled on weekends, holidays, and evenings. Projects can also be scheduled on multiple moves however this may affect the cost of the project.