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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.

 

steps to the perfect patio

5 Steps to the Perfect Patio

Before we know it, the Colorado weather will change once again bringing a new season of new activity. For you, maybe the spring means the beginning of those backyard, patio projects.

The best part of a patio is bringing out what really matters to you as a homeowner. There are many options available to build and maintain your backyard. This can include natural elements and man-made elements. At Atlas, we specialize in these construction endeavors, helping to deliver residential projects that truly enhance your property.

There are many resources to help you plan an outside landscaping project. Once you have an idea of the direction you’d like to take, call us to discuss how best to incorporate these features along with your existing or coming concrete or asphalt. Let us help you take steps to building your perfect patio, your area to relax, enjoy company and most of all, your home.

Here some five areas to consider, step-by-step in your patio endeavors:

Plants. Consider the vegetation you plan to have within your patio area. Gardens may consist of plants, flowers, herbs, even vegetables. Creating a garden-like atmosphere also includes many considerations. You can incorporate them as part of the design or add shrubbery as a patio border, use flower boxes, or plant foliage in planters and use them around your patio area.
Atlas Tip: Sometimes it’s better to plan the complete floor layout of your patio, before you begin planting. We can help you plan your gardens around your concrete flatwork and asphalt.

Fire Pit. What better, cozier way to entertain then around a custom-built firepit area on your patio? Great for any season, especially the spring and summer. Firepits come are built in a variety of ways. Sizes vary and there are several different styles of fire pit you can purchase material for to add to your patio.
Atlas Tip: Firepits can be built with many materials for different levels of functionality. Visit our structural concrete page for ideas.

Pergola or Gazebo. Both of these structures add a certain special, quaint feel to your patio or backyard garden. Think of size, utility and building materials you would like. These add an architectural feel to your patio or backyard.
Atlas Tip: Pergolas and Gazebos can be fortified along with your concrete work. Considering this during your concrete construction process is recommended.

Shade. Purchases including sheltered awnings or umbrellas should be considered for your patio, either for the rainy or sunny day. Adding covers to your designscape provides practicality, protection and a comfort element.

Wet Bar. Features like these really take your patio to the next level! There are many varieties of wet bars, including indoor, outdoor, screened-in or tikis.

Our residential flatwork can help you plan a new patio, pool deck or even retaining wall! At Atlas, we can help your backyard dreams come true through work with our engineers and landscaping designers. Redoing your patio? We can help with that too! Repair of existing concrete and structure, maintenance options and new additions are our forte!
Need help adding scaping or want more ideas for your patio? We are the construction experts! Visit our other pages and contact us at 303.590.4555.