Since 2005, Shamblin Paving has provided asphalt paving and sealcoating services to commercial and residential customers in the Bristol, IL, area. Whether you need a new asphalt driveway or parking lot paved, sealcoated, patched, or repaired, we are your professional choice for quality workmanship at competitive pricing.
When you pave your parking lot, you are making it a cleaner and safer environment for drivers and pedestrians. Parking lots can be a costly investment. Their lifespan depends on the amount of traffic, type of equipment (heavy machinery vs. cars), weather, and preventive maintenance that go into its construction or resurfacing process. More than just how well your parking lot is maintained, its durability will depend heavily on these factors as a whole to make sure they're not being overworked in any one area while underperforming elsewhere.
Specializing in new parking lot installation, Shamblin Paving specializes in installing asphalt parking lots for commercial clients. We make asphalt parking lot installation a worry-free process that is affordable, timely and professional. Our experienced team can handle all aspects of the construction of your new asphalt parking lot.
Installing a new parking lot seems like an easy task, but there are many details that need to be addressed during the process. Below is the high-level steps need to install a parking lot.
Asphalt overlays offer many benefits when compared with full replacement. The asphalt overlay typically includes a layer of new asphalt on top of the existing surface with tapers to blend in but lacks any excavation.
- less expensive than full replacement
- quicker installation time than full replacement
- leave parking spaces open for use during repairs and paving construction.
A significant contributor to the cost-effectiveness is that there is no need for excavating the existing parking lot.
Alligator cracking, deep potholes, or significant drainage issues are signs that the parking lot subbase has extensive damage and might be time for a complete replacement.
While a total replacement can be more costly and time-consuming than an overlay, your new parking lot will last 20-30 years.
Parking Lot Replacement Steps
Sealcoating your parking lot every 2-3 years will result in a longer-lasting parking lot. Sealcoating is a protective layer that prevents water from seeping below the asphalt to the subbase, leading to alligator cracking and deep potholes. Parking lots sealcoated every 2-3 years can last up to twice as long as those not sealcoated at all.
Sealcoating is a quick and easy way to fill in minor surface damage. It's also an effective way of protecting your parking lot from corrosive automotive chemicals, which can eat away at asphalt over time if left untreated.
A well-striped parking lot can maximize space, ease traffic flow, and provide a sense of safety. At Shamblin Paving in Bristol, parking lot striping is our specialty!
Faded or missing handicap markings can create ADA compliance and safety hazards. To comply with ADA rules about parking lots, your property needs handicap accessible parking spaces outlined by a stripe set at least 60″ wide. You also need enough room between each designated spot, so wheelchairs and scooters don't get stuck when they enter them. ADA parking spaces must be marked to the international symbol of accessibility.
Shamblin Paving can help ensure your parking lot meets Federal and Illinois ADA requirements.
There are many hazards to both pedestrians and vehicles when it comes to potholes in parking lots. These potholes are often the result of neglect or improper maintenance and can cause serious injuries to those on foot or in a vehicle when they encounter them.
Spot patching is a temporary fix for potholes. A more permanent solution would be paving over the hole with asphalt.
To avoid costly repairs in parking lots, preventative measures can help maintain these areas:
- Regularly monitor your parking lot for water pooling or other signs of wear and tear
- Repair any potholes that are visible at first sight before they become too big and cause further damage
Ultimately, if you have an issue with pothole repair on your property, we encourage you to contact our team so that we may inspect it. We'll walk through all available options together!
Cracks in asphalt pavement are not only unsightly, but they are also a safety hazard. A crack can develop into a hole and be very dangerous for vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists who use the parking lot as well as those who are repairing it.
Cracks that haven't been sealed before will keep getting bigger with time due to all this extra water being absorbed by the soil around it, which then freezes during winter months, causing more pressure against existing cracks and new ones developing throughout springtime months when heavy rains return.
With an annual crack-filling using commercial-grade hot rubber sealant, you'll maintain a healthy parking lot or driveway that will likely last many years without needing major repairs.
Your driveway is the first thing people see when they come to your house. You want that impression to be a good one. Also, it's more than just aesthetic; you'll increase resale value by having a well-maintained driveway.
A family-owned, long-standing business, we continue to be the leading company for asphalt driveway paving in Bristol. We have a reputation as industry leaders due to our countless years of experience.
How thick should an asphalt driveway be?
Driveways are different than parking lots and roads; they see less traffic and most driveways do not have heavy loads on them. Typically driveways will have 3 inches of asphalt compacted to about 2.5".
How Long Does it take to pave a driveway?
This answer will vary depending on the length of the driveway and the amount of prep work needed to be done. As a general rule of thumb, we will spend 1-2 days preparing the driveway and 1 day laying asphalt. With all of our projects, we will communicate with you on time frames to complete your project.
Sealcoating your asphalt driveway is an investment that keeps your driveway looking great for years to come. Sealcoating is recommended every 2-3 years, depending on how much traffic the driveway sees and the amount of direct sunlight.
Since asphalt driveways are paved with hot tar-based products, oxidation can be a major problem over time because the materials often break down due to exposure to oxygen in the air. The oxidized asphalt loses its coloration, becoming lighter in tone and more brittle, thereby breaking away from the base material (the aggregate) easily when walked upon by cars and vehicles passing through it day after day. This results in increased potential for potholes forming.
As a leader in the asphalt industry, Shamblin Paving Company has experience in asphalt paving, sealcoating and asphalt maintenance. For over 15 years, Shamblin has helped homeowners and business owners find solutions to their asphalt needs.