Commercial and Residential Paving Buffalo NY
From routine asphalt maintenance and parking lot repairs to major projects, such as new parking lot overlays, parking lot resurfacing and complete commercial reconstruction, you can depend on EverBlak to get your asphalt job done right.
With our knowledge, experience, and resources, we’ll accurately isolate the cause of your parking lot pavement problems, recommend effective and economical asphalt solutions, and follow through with workmanship and service of the highest quality in the asphalt management industry.
Common causes of asphalt deterioration are weathering, drainage problems, excessive loads, and fluids from leaky vehicles. We can repair asphalt problems in various ways, depending on the nature and extent of the parking lot damage. These methods include:
- Infrared Pavement Repair
Favored for its ability to create a quick, seamless patch in areas that do not have serious structural or sub-grade asphalt deterioration, this method uses “invisible” infrared heat to recycle existing asphalt on your parking lot. Our equipment produces intense infrared wavelengths to penetrate the surface of the existing asphalt and heat it to a depth necessary to scarify and repair the damaged pavement area. With the addition of fresh asphalt, the area is compacted and leveled up to grade. The result is a water-resistant, seamless pavement repair with heat-welded edges.
- Remove and Replace the Asphalt
This is the preferred pavement repair method when the base of the asphalt on your parking lot has been damaged. The area is saw-cut at the edge of the deteriorated pavement area, the asphalt and stone are removed, and the base is inspected. New stone is installed on the pavement as needed and compacted thoroughly to stabilize the base. Hot asphalt is then added to the proper thickness and rolled to match the surrounding elevations of the parking lot.
- Overlay Resurfacing
This option is recommended only when the existing asphalt base is in good shape or if you are looking for a lower-cost quick fix for your parking lot. First, we remove any loose debris from the pavement area and apply a layer of tack (glue). Asphalt is then added to the desired thickness and then compacted on the pavement. Because skin patches are added to the top of existing asphalt, they may appear on your parking lot as being slightly raised and rougher than the surrounding asphalt.
In order to construct a quality asphalt surface to suit your pavement needs, EverBlak will work with you to determine the most appropriate pavement plan to suit your particular asphalt requirements and budget. Factors we consider when developing a paving and resurfacing plan for your parking lot include:
- The physical characteristics and condition of your parking lot, including drainage and landscaping
- Usage factors of the pavement, such as the types and weights of vehicles that will use the parking lot
- Parking lot traffic flow patterns and safety requirements
- Pavement for New Construction
The process of constructing an entirely new asphalt surface begins with excavating the site to the proper grade and ensuring that the sub-grade is stable. Next, a stone base is installed to the required thickness. We then grade and compact the base and verify that elevations are sufficient to ensure proper drainage of the site. Finally, we install and compact layers of hot asphalt mix, carefully rolling it to create a smooth, even finish. Once the paving portion of the job is done, we complete the project with line striping, traffic markings, and signage all in conformance with local codes and American Disability Act standards.
- Pavement Removal & Replacement
When a parking lot has not been properly maintained, or if it has simply exceeded its life expectancy, the old asphalt may need to be removed and replaced. Once the old asphalt has been removed, we conduct a thorough inspection of the existing pavement base to determine whether additional steps may be needed to prepare the base before we install new asphalt. Conditions which may not be discovered until the old asphalt is removed include mud, shallow utilities, excessive moisture, or an incorrectly installed sub-grade layer. Once deficiencies have been corrected, a stone base is installed, graded, and compacted. The new asphalt is then installed and compacted to finish the process.
- Overlay Resurfacing
When asphalt has begun to show signs of surface deterioration, but the base is still intact, an asphalt overlay provides an extremely effective solution for resurfacing your parking lot. Overlays can be approached in several different ways, depending on the condition of the asphalt and your specific resurfacing needs and preferences. We will be happy to explain to you in detail the various pros, cons, and costs associated with all of your resurfacing options.
Eventually, all asphalt surfaces succumb to cracking. Cracks can be caused by many different factors including oxidation from the sun, water penetration, the freeze/thaw cycle, and poor initial paving construction. When water seeps under the asphalt through cracks, it breaks down the rock properties and softens the sub-base. This leads to additional cracking, pothole formation, and other parking lot pavement failures.
Crack filling is one of the best preventive maintenance measures you can take to reduce pavement deterioration and ward off avoid more costly pavement repairs down the road. Recommended on an annual basis and prior to any sealcoating application, crack filling:
- Keeps water from entering and weakening pavement
- Reduces parking lot tripping hazards
- Helps prevent further deterioration of your parking lot
- Protects the asphalt base and sub-base of the pavement
- Preserves the pavement adjacent to the cracks
- Extends pavement and overall parking lot life
When it comes to beautifying your parking lot and protecting it against deterioration, sealcoating is one of the most important, yet economical facets of asphalt maintenance and management. Preceded by effective crack repair, sealcoating applied every two to three years can significantly extend the life of your parking lot. That’s because sealcoating:
- Improves appearance and eases maintenance of your parking lot
Unprotected asphalt surfaces gradually lose their black color due to oxidation and weathering. Newly applied sealcoat restores the smoothness and resilience of asphalt surfaces with a rich black finish that helps to hide rough spots, small cracks, patches, and some surface depressions on the pavement. Sealed asphalt stays cleaner, too, because rainfall easily washes away dirt and debris from the smooth, non-porous surface. The smoother surface also makes snow removal easier and less damaging to your parking lot.
- Slows oxidation and water penetration
Sealcoating fills surface voids and small cracks and reduces exposure to harmful oxygen and UV rays. It also acts as a waterproofing agent for the pavement. Without a good sealcoat, water can permeate ashpalt more freely, resulting in freeze/thaw expansion and contraction that damages parking lot pavement.
- Resists oil and gas spills
Oil and gasoline spills in hot weather will soften and break down asphalt pavements. This is because asphalt is also a petroleum-based product. The coal tars used in sealcoating compounds are not soluble in gas or oil, so they protect the asphalt from spills. Sealcoating fills surface voids and reduces the depth to which oil or gas can penetrate the pavement.
- Increases pavement flexibility
Sealcoat adds a dark black color to the pavement. The blacker it is, the more heat a pavement absorbs from the sun. This makes the asphalt more pliable and better able to withstand traffic volume without cracking the pavement.
Working with your existing parking lot layout or assisting you in developing a new parking lot plan, you can count on us for meticulous parking lot striping and marking to maximize your parking lot spaces and keep traffic flowing smoothly. We stay current with all new regulations to ensure that your lot is in full compliance with the American Disability Act (ADA) guidelines and local codes.
EverBlak provides the following services for your parking lot pavement:
- New or refreshed parking lot lines
- Handicap space stenciling
- Cross Hatching
- Access Aisles
- Fire lanes
- Directional arrows and stop lines
- Special lettering and markings
EverBlak can take care of all your parking lot signage needs including mounting and installation. We offer a complete range of standard and custom signs constructed from heavy-duty, rust-proof aluminum with fade-resistant reflective coatings.
When temperatures drop and the white stuff starts fly, you can depend on EverBlak to keep your parking lot plowed and salted — reducing the risk of slips and falls on the pavement for your employees, customers, and visitors.
- Reliable 24-hour service parking lot plowing and salting services
- Full-range of well-maintained equipment
- Annual contract or per-trip pricing