Have you been looking for a reliable asphalt contractor in Oswego, IL? If so, then look no further than Shambling Sealcoating. We are a family-owned and operated company and have been providing pavement services to the area since 2005. We offer asphalt sealcoating, paving as well as maintenance. We invite you to explore their website now and see what they can do for your business!
Parking lots are an integral part of every business. They allow employees, customers and visitors to park their vehicles in a safe location. When you think about all the time and money that goes into constructing a parking lot, it is crucial to understand your options when it comes time for maintenance or replacement.
Overlays are a good option if the existing asphalt has minor damage and there is no to little damage to the sub base. Overlays are less expensive, quicker to install and will last about 15 years. An overlay is when a thin layer (1.5") of asphalt is laid directly over the existing asphalt. We apply a tack coat to the existing asphalt to help bond the two layers together. Parts of the parking lot might need to be milled to adjust height and drainage issues before installation can occur.
If your existing asphalt has deep cracks, alligator cracking, or lots of potholes, you might need to do a full replacement. A full replacement cost more than an overlay and takes more time because the old asphalt must be removed, and the underlying base will need to be repaired. While the upfront cost is more, a full replacement will rather large, it will last significantly longer than an overlay.
Sealcoating your parking lot is a vital part of the maintenance process for asphalt. It protects the surface from chemicals that can cause damage over time. Sealcoating also helps fix minor surface damage and fills in small cracks. Sealcoating slows down oxidation, which causes binders to evaporate and makes asphalt brittle and prone to cracking.
How long should my parking lot be closed off after it is sealed?
We typically recommend 24 hours, but there will be times we might request that you keep traffic off a little longer.
I can't close my lot for 24 hours what can you do?
We will work with you to develop a plan which minimizes the impact of the use of your parking lot. We can work on the weekends or sealcoat part of the lot and come back to sealcoat the other parts.
What wears out sealcoating?
Traffic is the main cause of wear. Also, plowing and sanding will cause wear.
Parking lot striping is a common request for those who want to make their property look more attractive. It also improves safety and traffic flow on your property by making it easier to identify the designated parking spaces.
ADA Requirements: As a property owner, it's essential to understand that parking lots must comply with ADA requirements. Our team will advise you of issues that need to be addressed to meet current ADA requirements.
New Layout: If you have a new parking lot or it has just been repaved, we help layout design or match the previous design.
Restripe: Weather and traffic will fade your markings. To improve safety and traffic flow we can restripe your existing lines.
Potholes often go overlooked, but they carry great dangers. For pedestrians, these hazards create a risk of injury. Meanwhile, for drivers, pothole parking lots are hazardous to their vehicles and can cause serious damage in costly repairs!
Potholes are formed by the widening of cracks in asphalt due to water seeping into it and freezing. The freeze-thaw cycle causes the pothole to get larger and more costly to repair.
Crack sealing is one of the best and easiest ways to preserve the integrity of your driveway or parking lot. A crack that hasn't been sealed will continue to grow over time. The freeze-thaw cycle causes the pressure in the crack, causing it to grow.
Crack sealing asphalt is an essential part of maintaining a parking lot or driveway. Commercial grade hot rubber crack sealer will both prevent the cracks from spreading and protect your subbase, which can be done yearly to keep it long-lasting in its condition.
Paved driveways can be more than just a point of aesthetic beauty. They also add to your property value by increasing its curb appeal and enhancing the overall appearance of your home.
How long will my driveway last?
Asphalt pavements can last up to 20-30 years with proper maintenance. To maximize their life span, we recommend that you sealcoat them every 2-3.
How long will it take to pave my driveway?
The time it will take to install the new asphalt pavement varies. This is because some jobs are more complicated than others. For example, if you have to remove your old driveway, it may require more work and so take longer. If the job is simple, it might only take a day or two for us to finish.
Driveways are an investment worth protecting. Driveway sealcoating protects your asphalt from sun oxidation, chemicals such as fluid leaks from cars, and most importantly, adds years to the life of your driveway! Sealcoating should be done every 2-3 years to protect against UV rays which can cause cracks in the surface of your asphalt that could lead to major issues with the subbase. Not only does it protect your investment, but it also increases the resale value when you decide to sell your home.
When you choose Shamblin, you're selecting a reputable company and skilled in paving, sealcoating, and asphalt maintenance. We have been doing this for more than 15 years! Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service and quality products.