Commercial Asphalt Services
Village Green Shopping Center – Mt. Olive, NJ
Mill and Pave – Line Striping
This recent project details the process by which a commercial asphalt parking lot is milled and paved and then has ADA Compliant line striping applied to the new surface. The entire life of a pavement is affected by the quality of the materials upon which it is built. When implementing parking lot asphalt replacement and/or maintenance there are many aspects to consider, each with specific criteria and specifications that must be met.
Step 1: Asphalt Milling | Removing the Asphalt
Pavement milling (cold planing, asphalt milling, or profiling) is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area such a road, bridge or parking lot. Milling removes anywhere from just enough thickness to level and smooth the surface to a full depth removal. The process of asphalt milling is one of the most common forms of asphalt reconstruction.
Asphalt milling is completed in a few steps. First the milling machine scrapes off the top layer of asphalt using a milling drum that is set to the desired depth, usually 2″. The asphalt that is scraped off is transferred through the machine to a long conveyor belt that deposits the milled asphalt into dump trucks driving at the end of the conveyor. The dump truck then takes the “millings” back to the asphalt plant where they are recycled and used to create new asphalt. The milled surface that is left behind is then swept clean of any loose debris and is now ready for new asphalt.
Step 2: Asphalt Application
Pavement and asphalt reconstruction involves both the subgrade asphalt as well as the top overlay layer. Once milling is completed, this newly ground surface is then layered with tack and set to receive a fresh smooth coating of asphalt. There are two main ingredients in asphalt and they are mixed crushed stone and bitumen. Bitumen is a black, or dark, viscous material that holds the stones together and is made from petroleum distillation. With regards to parking lot drainage, maintaining a proper asphalt pavement slope, and the adequate spacing apart of catch drain basins will create an effective drainage system.
Step 3: Line Striping
A fresh looking parking lot is vital for safety and efficient parking outside businesses. The ADA requires businesses to provide handicap stalls and general parking to certain criteria and standards for parking lots, thereby improving the overall safety for pedestrians, drivers and visitors; as well as enhancing your overall appearance as a business, after all “appearance is everything” and amounts to more sales and revenue flow. James Kurpiel Inc. can restripe your parking lot based on its existing layout or we can work with you to design a new and more efficient ADA Compliant striping layout.
Proper installation of your new asphalt surface is critical. Parking lot construction will affect its performance throughout its life. Initiating a plan for maintenance is also vital, as regular maintenance and repair will help prolong the life of your property’s asset. Crack sealing and sealcoating services offered by James Kurpiel Inc of Hackensack NJ, are a cost-effective way to preserve your asphalt surfaces. Depending on the current condition of existing surfaces, there are different reconstruction options to owners and managers replacing a parking lot or roadway. Consulting James Kurpiel Inc. is a great way to start.
James Kurpiel Inc. of Hackensack N.J.
Phone – 201 – 342 – 3170