Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crack Sealing Asphalt Pavement

Maintaining a commercial facilities parking lot is important to the safety of your buildings' visitors and important to the overall appearance of your business. No one wants to pick their way through a pothole filled parking lot to go shopping. Businesses with weeds growing through the asphalt, standing water or crumbling pavement appear to be un-kept and mismanaged. Your parking lot is the first impression your customers get when it comes to your business. It's important to properly maintain the area by sealing cracks and making asphalt repairs as needed.

Why Does Asphalt Crack?

There are several reasons for cracks in the asphalt. First, asphalt cracks are more prevalent in dry weather. When the ground under the asphalt dries, it can cause the asphalt to pull apart and cracks can occur in your asphalt pavement.

Trees are also a cause of some asphalt cracks. Overtime, the roots of the trees will grow under the asphalt as they seek out moisture. It's normally moist under asphalt, so they are attracted to this area. As the root removes the moisture, the pavement can separate as in the first example. Also, roots can cause bulges in the asphalt pavement if they grow in an upward fashion. To avoid this from happening, the planning of landscape area and trees should be in conjunction with the planning and paving of your parking area.

Applying Crack Sealer

Ask your paving company to take a look at any cracks you have in your parking lot. Sometimes, after a little rain the cracks may close a bit and become almost unnoticeable; however, if this isn't the cause, your paving contractor can apply a crack sealer. A crack sealer should be applied to cracks before sealcoating to prevent them from growing and further damaging your asphalt parking lot.

To keep your asphalt parking lot and driveway in pristine condition, asphalt cracks should be filled and asphalt repairs be made very year. Additionally, your parking lot should be seal coated every two to three years. Sealcoating will help protect the asphalt from the harmful effects of the weather as well the damaging effects of petroleum-based products like gasoline and oil.

As we just discussed, if asphalt is not property seal coated or, not sealed at all, cracks can start forming in the asphalt. If the cracks are not managed and filled every year, this can then lead to potholes making it necessary to perform an asphalt repair.

Maureen McHale is a marketing consultant located in Longwood, Florida. With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida's leading paving contractor. Services include: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs and site preparation. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website for a free estimate for your paving and sealcoating needs or call 866-934-7623.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Vaca Vet Striping Works On Residential Asphalt Surface That Needs Extensive Work

Vaca Vet Striping worked on a large private residence that needed extensive crack filling and sealcoating. Two layers of sealcoating will be required (photos are showing 1st coat). This asphalt surface is 20 + years old and needed extensive work.

If you need Seal Coating done at your home give Vaca Vet Striping a call! We strive to provide quality work and great service at an affordable cost.


Friday, July 25, 2014

About Vaca Vet Striping


We understand the importance of quality asphalt maintenance and the importance of leaving al asting impression to prospective tenants, home buyers, customers and the general public.

30+ years experience

Licensed, bonded and insured.

License number 389714

Call us for a free estimate. We will work with you to find the right solution for your asphalt needs.

(707) 592-8331

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vaca Vet Striping Helps Bring Local Company Up To Code

Vaca Vet Striping brought a local Vacaville company up to code with the Fire Marshall by painting necessary curbing with red paint and signage and repainting handicap stalls per ADA requirements.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Local Race Track Gets Some Well Deserved Repairs

Local Solano County race track gets some well deserved repairs:
  • Cleaned existing track 
  • Filled cracks with an expansive polymer. 
  • In some cases used backing rod prior to application of crack sealer due to width and depth of the cracks. 
  • Applied a Steal Guard coating with sand (for tire grip) in misc. areas.
We understand the importance of quality asphalt maintenance and the importance of leaving a lasting impression to prospective tenants, home buyers, customers and the general public.

V.V.S. strives to provide quality work and great service at an affordable cost. We provide services in Solano, Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties. Our services include city, county, and state roads, highways, airports, commercial parking lots, driveways and racetracks.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Recent Job With Repair and New Striping

Here's a recent job with some repair to a portion of the lot and striping for the entire lot.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Handicapped Parking Compliance

We can help you have the handicapped parking areas to be properly marked and in compliance. Give us a call for a free estimate at 707-592-8331

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sealcoating Extends The Life Of Asphalt

Sealcoating provides versatility, rapid usability, and aesthetic value, while correcting minor deficiencies in the pavement surface and preventing further deterioration. Sealcoating has the ability to increase the life of your pavement and save money by preventing minor problems from turning into major ones. It is also more eco-friendly and less expensive than many other systems.

Many existing deficiencies with aged pavements such as cracking, raveling, loss of profile and/or loss of traction due to flushing or polishing of aggregates, can be corrected with a proper application of a sealcoat.

Sealcoat is applied to asphalt to seal the pavement surface and protect it from the degradation caused by sunlight, oxidation, and water, and to act as a shield against drippings such as oil and gasoline. Sealcoat also beautifies the pavement by providing a smooth, black, even surface ideal for painting lines and sweeping. On older pavements, seal coating can replace fine particles lost from the asphalt surface while sealing small cracks before they become larger, protecting the supporting base material from water intrusion.

Sealcoats typically last between 3-5 years.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We Specialize In Striping For Small Or Large Jobs

We specialize in striping for shopping centers, business complexes, apartments, and private roadways. Whether you have a small job of just two parking stalls or a multi-acre parking facility, Vaca Vet Striping will provide professional and timely work.