Painters have no shortage of traffic paint options when it’s time to repaint roads, parking lots, and other paved surfaces. With sustainability making its way into the public conscious, organizations and municipalities are looking for more sustainable paint options than traditional solvent or waterborne traffic paints.
Your organization decided to commit to a planned preventative maintenance program for your asphalt parking lot. This entails crack filling, patching, and sealcoating your asphalt once every couple years to prevent asphalt oxidation and keep your parking lot looking new. You put the project out for bid and receive several quotes, each with different types of asphalt sealcoat. A handful call for coal tar sealers, a few plan on using asphalt emulsion-based products, and one calls for BioSealcoat®, a sustainable sealcoat made from soybean oil. Which is the best for sealcoating your asphalt?
Parking lot sealcoating is an integral part to any pavement maintenance program. The right asphalt sealcoat product prevents harmful substances like gasoline, oil, water, and damaging UV rays from wreaking havoc on the underlying asphalt substrate. But which treatment is right for your lot?
This July, public officials from around the Midwest came together at the City of Hutchinson’s Parade of Roads event. Hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, the event highlighted agriculture-based road preservation agents and maintenance materials.
The stripes in your parking lot have seen better days and if you wait much longer, visitors won’t be able to tell where one parking stall ends and another begins. Decades ago, there would only be one or two choices for the type of traffic paint used to stripe parking lots. Today, however, competition and innovation have given way to a multitude of line striping paints specifically formulated for different weather, vehicle traffic intensity, and regulatory environments. What type of paint is right for you? Considering these factors will help you choose the best traffic paint for your needs.
As the effects of global climate change become more apparent, it’s becoming more important for organizations to utilize sustainable purchasing strategies. While some eco-friendly alternatives may have a higher cost up front, they could actually cost less than incumbent products over their product life cycle.
At Aexcel, we understand the types of questions commonly associated with sustainable or environmentally friendly products. Consumers are understandably apprehensive that an eco-friendly product might not perform as well as the traditional alternatives.
Some signs that a parking lot requires attention are quite obvious, like when pavement has eroded beyond the point where it can be fixed by simple patching.When a property owner allows the striping to fade to the point where parking spaces are indiscernible, that’s another indication parking lot maintenance may be lacking.
Let’s face it: the sustainability movement is here to stay. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen sustainable alternatives to traditional products emerge across nearly every industry, from transportation to cleaning products, and just about everything in between.
Parking lots do not seem to change much to most people. A familiar lot may have been in place twenty years ago and will likely be there for twenty more. Who notices the condition of a parking lot as long there is a parking space available?