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An Atlas Solution for Your Commercial Asphalt

It’s that season again, where the colder months are starting to retreat and the warmer months are coming into view. With improving weather and road conditions, now’s the time to start planning to complete your commercial asphalt projects.  At Atlas, we are ready to help you get your project assessed, estimated and scheduled for the coming months. Which Atlas solution is right for your business?

Solution #1: Sealcoat 

One way to determine yourself what attention your asphalt requires is to consider its surface’s condition. Is the original black color beginning to fade and is the top layer cracking or sinking inward? If so, you may need to sealcoat.
During this process, we apply sealant as another layer of protection to your asphalt. This protects the surface from further damage and also, from natural deterrents including water, oil left on the road and UV heat. The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material. You can think of sealcoat as a barrier against these elements and also an abettor against friction, rust and skid. This process can also greatly extend the life of your asphalt.

Solution #2: Crack Fill

Another solution is filling of cracks in your existing asphalt. During our assessment of your project, we can identify large problem areas, smaller ones such as alligator cracks* and potential areas of cracking. We’ll then fill these with flexible material designed to prevent further diffusion and strengthens the base layer from supplementary damage. You can look at this as a way to preserve your asphalt and save you future expensive maintenance and repair costs.

Solution #3: Striping

You can also consider striping of your asphalt. Especially if your commercial property includes high traffic areas of vehicles and pedestrians, you’d want to consider this option. At Atlas Construction services, we offer a range of customized markings. Do you need to restripe lines in your car lot? Create additional parking spaces? Direct traffic? Add safety precautions? Become ADA compliant? We can assist you with each of these needs.

So, you realize you do need to get going on your commercial project. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Don’t hesitate, we are waiting to hear from you! Get in contact with us.

sales@atlasconstruction.build or call 303.330.8322.

*How to repair Alligator Cracks

Asphalt has to be resistant enough so that it will not distort or displace over time with heavy traffic loads and changes in temperature. Alligator cracks are often caused by the burdens put upon the underlying layers of your asphalt. Here’s the process we follow to alleviate damage and restore your concrete:

  1. Inspect the source. We check the surrounding areas and assess the extension of existing cracks.
  2. Appraise the sub-base layers of asphalt to evaluate the scope of damage.
  3. Extract damaged sections of the sub-base layers and replace with fresh asphalt.
  4. Reconstruct the surface. A new surface can extend the durability and life of your asphalt and assure no more alligator cracking. This step is usually considered if the previous extraction processes would no longer be the most cost-effective.

 

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3 Budgets to Consider

Are you considering a pavement project? Are you in need of asphalt repair? With the changing of seasons and the effects of natural elements is it important to survey your asphalt needs. Here’s three different areas and their determining budgets:

Parking Lot
No matter the size of your parking lot, as a property owner or manager, maintaining your pavement can be stressful. You’ll need to take into account the current state your parking lot is in and the regular repair work it will need. Here’s a simple evaluation to take:
1. How many years old is your parking lot pavement?
2. When was it last restored or surveyed?
3. What is the distance of well-traveled areas and how are those areas holding up?
4. How has traffic and natural elements affected your pavement?

There are two things to budget for: preventative maintenance and major repairs. Breaking these down into two distinctive categories will help you measure your own work that needs to be done and how you can best extend the life of your pavement. Possible services needed could include: Crack Filling, Sealcoating and Striping, Concrete Flatwork.

Sidewalk
Though at times, sidewalks make use of different materials, it’s important to have a plan for traditional or special paving treatments. Determining the best plan for a sidewalk usually works best if you first measure the amount of damage. Here’s some questions to consider:
1. Has your sidewalk become uneven or sunken down in certain areas?
2. Is it teared or cracked in due to prolonged time and elements?

Often instead of a full replacement, an easy fix of a specific area can be performed in one service. Budgeting for this leveling can save you almost half or more of the cost to replace. Possible services needed could include: Crack Filling, Sealcoating, Concrete Flatwork.

Driveways
Whether for residential or commercial projects, driveways often need repair for sinks, cracks and/or full slab replacements. Often natural elements, including those from soil settling beneath, can affect the lifetime and appearance of a driveway. Here’s some things to consider:
1. Does your driveway need to be resurfaced?
2. Does it need a complete refinish?
Possible services needed could include: Crack Filling, Sealcoating, Asphalt.

At Atlas Construction, we can help you reduce your costs and get the most out of your blacktop or asphalt repair. Our experienced team can help you access your project and give you multiple option for repair and restoration. Atlas Construction has the tools and expertise to ensure a quality product for any paving project you have in mind. Regardless of the scope of your project, we can provide you quality, professional results.

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Atlas Construction: Standing Behind the Asphalt

At Atlas Construction, we understand the importance of reliable, fast services for asphalt repair and maintenance. We recognize that a variety of circumstances call for our expertise. Whether you’re looking to lay, maintain or repair your asphalt, you can trust Atlas to be able and ready to offer quality, reliable service.

Our process sets us apart from other construction companies. Our Thermo-Lay hot asphalt paving truck allows us to quickly perform asphalt repair. In addition, the Thermo-Lay equipment we use allows us to keep asphalt at an even temperature and ready to use for a longer duration. This process is quicker and faster to complete the job than any other common methods used which require more equipment and resources. Hence, we say with us you receive a superior service for less.

Asphalt is classified by its chemical composition and physical properties. Our asphalt’s physical components contribute to its effectiveness. Here are the most important considerations:

Endurance. Asphalt mix should hold an adequate film thickness amidst the aggregate particles. The mix should also not have high air voids, which accelerates age hardening. Depending on the age of its physical properties, it can begin a process called binding. Viscosity grading is actually based on these binding characteristics. This state results in an increased thickness, stickiness, and semi fluidity—which creates a more stiff and brittle mix. It’s important that the mixture have a high element of workability to be placed and compacted.

Security. When heated, asphalt gives off vapor, which is a common component of many materials. The higher the temperature, the higher increase in vapor release in concentration. Also, known as its flash point, it becomes highly flammable. For this reason, our crew takes extra safety precautions during these processes. The purity of asphalt also is important in its security. The more pure the asphalt properties are (when it contains a greater percentage of bitumen), the higher its quality and performance.

Resistance. Asphalt has to be resistant enough so that it will not distort or displace over time with heavy traffic loads and changes in temperature. Another factor is when it is subject to moisture— it must be able to withstand potential damage and have skid resistance from travel. The wear and tear of natural and manmade elements greatly can affect the surface of the material and move down into the mix. This can result in minimum to maximum damage.

You may be wondering, How can you extend the life of your asphalt?
It’s important to know when to repair your asphalt. Here are some top techniques we make use of and some keys to know when which ones right for you:

1. Sealcoating
Sealcoating can maintain the integrity and strength of your asphalt by slowing down the process of reduction, resulting in rusting. Our sealant can be applied by squeegee or spray. This process can also greatly extend the life of your asphalt. Is your pavement a fading black and the surface is decomposing? It’s time to get sealcoat!

2. Crack filling
Unlike rusting, cracking fills the asphalt with moisture induced from natural elements and traffic. It affects the base layer and when it freezes, the damage expands. Through our site assessment, we identify early cracks and fill with our specially formulated material that reduces spread. This can save you expensive maintenance and repair costs.

3. Striping
Striping your asphalt is the last but not the least important. We feel this is the final step that completes your investment. As part of our services, we offer this with a range of customized markings. Do you need to direct traffic and add safety precautions? We can do this for you and make sure you’re also ADA compliant.

We are ready to help! Get in contact with us at sales@atlasconstruction.build or call 303-590-4555.