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Reduce Injuries and the Lawsuits that Follow by Keeping Your Parking Lot Right

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), (1) out of every (5) car accidents occurs in a parking lot, and 14% of all claims of auto damage involve collisions therein. If not properly maintained, your residents, guests or anyone that visits your property are at heightened risk for personal injury and/or car crash… Continue Reading

YES – Firemans Contractors Does Pressure Washing

Why Pressure Washing? Pressure washing your property’s pavement can add value and curb appeal.Over time, dirt, debris, mold and mildew begin to appear on buildings, walls, sidings, concrete and decks. Any pavement can also benefit from pressure washing. It’s one of the simplest ways to make your property look more attractive. Pressure washing helps rid… Continue Reading

Asphalt Parking Lot & Seal Coating

It is recommend that new asphalt be sealed within 1 year after installation and then every 2 years for repair and maintenance as needed. Sealing the asphalt will reduce oxidation of the surface caused by the sun. This reduced oxidation will keep the asphalt pliable which will allow for slight ground movement without causing excessive… Continue Reading

What is Seal Coat?

Asphalt Seal Coating consists of paving grade asphalt cement, a thin layer of cutback asphalt material and asphalt emulsions. Other elements are normally added to the asphaltic liquid mixture to modify the asphalt. They include latex, rubber, polymers, rejuvenators, sand, aggregates, mineral, synthetic fillers and rubber crumbs are sometimes applied after the asphaltic mixture has… Continue Reading

Seal Coating Benefits – Beautification

It is proven that image ensures ones confidence. In maintaining one’s property and offering a good first image, consumer sales increase by as much as 30% with a well-maintained building, parking lot and gardening. Even old pavements when covered with a dark sealant, totally reforms the old to a perfect new image, thus improving the… Continue Reading

Seal Coating

What should one expect with an asphalt parking lot and seal coating? It is recommend that new asphalt be sealed within 1 year after installation and then every 2 years for repair and maintenance as needed.  Sealing the asphalt will reduce oxidation of the surface caused by the sun. This reduced oxidation will keep the… Continue Reading

Asphalt Removal & Replacement

Your parking lot needs repair but how do you know if it needs a patch, overlay or complete replacement? Severe subgrade deficiencies may require complete removal of part or all of the pavement and base material.  After excavation and removal, pre-existing conditions in the subgrade such as excess moisture, shallow utility lines, missing aggregate base,… Continue Reading

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