Sight geometry affects the sight distance available to the driver. But what about the basics of stop signs? Two-way stop control When determining corner sight distance, a setback distance for the vehicle waiting at the crossroad must be assumed. Setback Continue reading Stop signs and sight distance at the intersection
When it comes to hard surfaces for pavement and other similar applications you generally have two choices: asphalt or concrete. Even though both surfaces are similar there are key differences that you should take into account before choosing one or the other. Continue reading Asphalt vs. Concrete, Which is Better?
John Loudon McAdam (1756–1836) John McAdam John Loudon McAdam was born in Ayr, Scotland in 1756. In 1787 he became a trustee of the Ayrshire Turnpike in the Scottish Lowlands and during the next seven years this hobby became an obsession. He moved to Bristol, England Continue reading MACADAM – Advent of the macadam
Each year, a large number of slip/trip and fall incidents occur in parking lots and adjacent walking surfaces that result in serious and, in some cases, fatal injuries. Consider these statistics: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue reading Eliminating Slip, Trip & Fall Hazards in Parking Lots
As we know water is the most important compound ensuring life on this planet; But on paved roads the presence of water is usually trouble and can be very dangerous. One of the main causes of road damage, longevity and Continue reading The importance of road drainage
Do parking lots pose special hazards? Parking lots are a special adjunct to many workplaces. Even though you may not be conducting your job there (unless you are a parking attendant or maintenance worker), there is still a possibility that Continue reading Parking Lots – Fall Prevention
First you want to remove the oil as quickly as possible. If the oil is left on the asphalt it will soften the pavement and eventually destroy it leaving a hole and a stain. First things to do are; Using Continue reading What do I do if I spill oil on my asphalt?
Thousands of years before urban planning, motor vehicles or even the wheel. Our first roads were spontaneously formed by humans and animals walking the same paths over and over to get water and find food. As small groups of people Continue reading A little history of how roads we use today came to be
First a bit of history; Pottery makers in the 15th and 16th century England would take advantage of the ruts that wagon and coach wheels gouged into roads. Anxious for a cheap source of raw materials for making clay pots. Continue reading Everyone’s favorite subject when it comes to roadway maintenance, potholes!
The appearance of a parking lot can be enhanced by proper line striping. The color and the type of paint chosen have much to do with the look. Typically the striping is done in white or yellow and the handicap Continue reading What type of Line striping paint should I use on my parking lot?
The use of additives is beneficial both to the contractor and the customer. When using additives properly the actual cost of the sealer will go up but the advantages will make it worth while. There are many additives for coal Continue reading Additives in Sealcoating
Taking the cheapest price is not always a good idea when choosing your pavement maintenance contractor. If service and quality are not important and your budget is a major factor then get 3 bids and choose the lowest bidder. By Continue reading Choosing a Contractor that’s best for you
If you have noticed ugly brown sports or streaks on your parking lot or within your parking lines, you are not alone. This unsightly occurrence is happening more and more. It is not only found on asphalt parking lots, but Continue reading Do you have ugly brown spots or streaks on your parking lot or line striping?
In New England white stains, dots or lines are often noticed on freshly sealed parking lots. These stains were probably there before the sealcoating was done but did not stand out on the oxidized pavement (Oxidized pavement is gray in Continue reading White Stains in Parking Lots
Since we live in New England, the weather is most certainly unpredictable. We have lucked out thus far with the amount of snow we have received. Hopefully it will hold off and warm up for a nice early spring. We Continue reading Now is the time to fix your cracked asphalt, sinking catch basin or manhole cover!
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Curbing in your parking lot can play many rolls. Curbing can be used to establish the edge of the pavement so that vehicles stay on the asphalt. It is also used to direct water flow toward catch basins (storm drains). Continue reading Asphalt Berm and Curbing
Pavement Repair Using Hot Applied Mastic Patch (HAMP) – An Alternative to Traditional Crack Sealants and Cut & Patch with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). Does your parking lot look like this? Does your budget look like this? How can Continue reading Mastic Patching
Catch basins are usually an out of sight, out of mind portion of the parking lot until sinkholes develop in your asphalt causing major problems and liability hazards. Catch Basins are an important part to your parking lot structure. Catch Continue reading Catch Basin Repairs
WATER is the most destructive element to our pavements. If it rained and snowed everywhere but on our roads, bridges and parking lots, 90 percent of highway, street and parking lot work would be eliminated. Since that is not likely Continue reading Cracks in your pavement?