Five Critical Steps to Consider Before Parking Lot Striping

The lines and markings in your parking lot are important for several reasons. Professional parking lot striping enhances your curb appeal while simultaneously providing guidance to drivers. Pavement markings help you achieve an ADA-compliant lot, increase safety for pedestrians and drivers, and help satisfy local fire codes. A well-striped lot can also influence the perception […]

Why Asphalt Sealcoating Success Is 95% Preparation

If you look around the Las Vegas area, you will notice that asphalt parking lots are extremely popular. Asphalt paving is economical and fast to install, repair, and maintain, and the results can be long-lasting and quite lovely. To get the most out of your pavement, however, you should have your contractor apply asphalt sealcoating […]

Tea, Trends, and Tranquility Charity Fundraiser – HELP of Southern Nevada

A Few Words From Shonda Decker During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, someone commented that the people who were saying that we were all in the same boat were wrong; we might be in the same storm, but our boats were likely very different. However, what many people do not realize is that not […]

Is Your Asphalt Parking Lot Turning Your Customers Away?

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Right or wrong, potential customers will form certain perceptions of your business almost as soon as they see your parking lot. If your asphalt parking lot has piles of trash, potholes, cracks, or faded or missing pavement markings, you could be perceived as indifferent, […]

Is Your Local Asphalt Sealcoating Company Fully Insured?

In the Las Vegas area, unprotected asphalt pavements can deteriorate quickly from constant exposure to harmful UV rays. The oil, gas, and other petrochemicals that vehicles leak while driving or parking on your pavement can also inflict substantial damage. A periodic application of a quality sealcoat can help you protect against brittle asphalt, soft spots, […]

Asphalt Maintenance 101 – Why Sealcoating, Crackfilling, & Striping?

There are many reasons to choose asphalt as your paving material, including its economical cost, pleasing appearance, and rapid construction. With the right asphalt maintenance, you can enjoy the beauty and convenience of your pavement for many years. There are three procedures for maintaining the health and appearance of your asphalt pavement that can provide […]

How to Prepare an Asphalt Maintenance Plan for Commercial Properties

Asphalt pavements have become very popular for commercial properties in Las Vegas for several excellent reasons. Asphalt paving costs less than concrete, and the pavement can be completed and in use faster. The rich color of an asphalt pavement provides an aesthetically pleasing background that helps make pavement markings stand out. Furthermore, asphalt pavements can […]

How to Increase Curb Appeal for Your Commercial Parking Lot

Most people are accustomed to seeing the term curb appeal used in listings describing homes for sale. The term is believed to have originated during the 1970s; prior to the internet, driving by a house was about the only way potential buyers could determine whether the home listed actually appealed to them. Thus, curb appeal […]

Five Sealcoating Facts That Show Savings for Your Las Vegas Pavement

Asphalt pavements in Las Vegas can have punishing lives. On most days, they are subjected to bright sunlight, which means they are exposed to damaging UV rays. Winters can sometimes be surprisingly cold and wet, and a light dusting of snow is not beyond the realm of possibility. Furthermore, in addition to the estimated 2.2 […]

What Are the ADA Compliance Guidelines in Las Vegas?

Businesses in Las Vegas are required to comply with a dizzying array of building codes, local ordinances, state laws, and municipal fire codes if they want to avoid possible fines or penalties. However, one of the most challenging areas for many business managers and owners involves ADA compliance in their parking lots. What Is ADA […]

How Is Sealcoating Different From Asphalt Paving?

If you have ever replaced the roof on your home, you may have asked your roofer to clarify terms such as pitch, fascia, or soffit. At an auto repair shop, you may have asked your mechanic to explain the difference between a crankshaft and a camshaft. If you opened your own business, you may not […]

Is Sealcoating Appropriate for Subdivisions & HOAs?

Asphalt can be an economical, fast, attractive, and durable solution for paving the streets in subdivisions, gated communities, and condominium complexes. It can also be an excellent choice for the community’s walking trails, parking lots, and recreational centers. However, asphalt pavements can benefit from regular preventive maintenance. This has led many HOAs and property owners […]

Don’t Ignore Small Cracks on Your Asphalt Parking Lot

There are many things that you cannot take for granted in life, but there are some things that you can pretty much take for granted in Las Vegas. The sunshine will be abundant over the course of a year, there will be numerous hot days in the summer, and your asphalt parking lot will develop […]

Why Parking Lot Striping Improves Safety & Traffic Flow

Without a place for your tenants, guests, customers, or employees to park, your business would suffer. People expect you to provide them with a secure location to leave their vehicles, and they have little interest in patronizing any establishment that requires them to park on the street. However, offering a paved, off-the-street area for parking […]

Top Factors to Consider Before Sealcoating in the Spring

If you want a beautiful, long-lasting asphalt pavement that will not break your paving repair budget, you need to sealcoat it about every two years. Sealcoating is quite economical, but it can often double the useful life of an asphalt pavement. Sealcoats can be rather finicky products to apply successfully because they are extremely reliant […]

Sealcoating Budget Tips for Las Vegas Property Managers

Asphalt pavements are aesthetically pleasing, economical, and easy to maintain. However, pavements in the Vegas area take quite a beating. Between the tens of millions of visitors who drive their own or rented vehicles all over the city, the months of very high ultraviolet radiation, and occasional rounds of extreme weather, it pays to give […]

Cracked Asphalt: The Most Effective Way to Repair

In the Vegas area, pavement maintenance contractors typically receive more requests to repair cracks than for any other type of asphalt repair. This is quite understandable when you consider the harsh sunlight and copious amounts of automotive fluids that the pavements are subjected to on a daily basis. Once cracks appear in an asphalt pavement, […]

Can Sealcoating Take Place in the Winter?

High-quality, professionally applied asphalt seal coating can add many years to the useful life of an asphalt pavement. Asphalt sealants block the UV rays that can rob the pavement of the moisture that it needs to maintain its ability to bounce back from traffic, making it much more likely that cracks will develop. Sealants can […]

Can Parking Lot Striping Be Removed?

Great parking lot striping can enhance safety, improve curb appeal, and ensure compliance with local fire codes, federal accessibility regulations, and local building codes. Sooner or later, however, you will need to repaint your markings and stripes. When that time comes, you might want to consider having your contractor remove the existing paint first. Is […]

Will Sealcoating Repair Alligator Cracking?

Sealcoats are great products that can extend the life of your asphalt pavement, cover insignificant flaws, and restore faded asphalt to its original dark color. However, sealcoats cannot repair alligator cracking. To explore the reasons why it cannot, it might be helpful to review what sealcoating and alligator cracking are and are not. What Is […]

Will Asphalt Sealcoating Cover Oil Stains?

Asphalt sealcoating delivers a variety of benefits at an economical cost. Sealcoats can help protect against damage from automotive fluids, cover minor surface flaws, and return faded asphalt to its original dark color. However, sealcoats should never be applied over untreated oil stains. Oil and other petrochemicals will prevent the sealant from bonding to the […]

Why Property Managers Should Invest in Parking Lot Striping

When you manage a commercial property, you must deal with a broad range of issues. However, if you are not giving your parking lot striping the proper priority, your business could suffer. Professional striping and pavement markings can help you utilize your available space efficiently, create a favorable impression, improve safety in your parking lot, […]

What Are the Las Vegas Sealcoating Application Guidelines?

Sealcoating is a very economical, highly effective way to help asphalt pavements last longer and look better. However, asphalt sealants require contractors to pay meticulous attention to a number of details before, during, and after the application. Even a seemingly minor error can ruin the job, leaving the pavement without adequate protection. What Details Should […]

Why Parking Lot Striping Is Essential for Your Business

It may seem that the paved, well-striped parking lot has been around at least as long as the automobile, but that is not the case. In the early days, off-street parking typically consisted of little more than an expanse of grass or gravel. When paved lots arrived in downtown areas, they were seldom free, and […]

Las Vegas Asphalt Maintenance: Five Do’s & Don’ts

For paving projects of all types, asphalt is an economical, attractive choice that can provide many years of useful service. However, if you want your pavement to have a lengthy, trouble-free life, it will require a little help from you in the form of asphalt maintenance. Here are five things you should do and should […]

How To Create a Safe Parking Lot Layout Design

Giving your visitors a place to park their vehicles is critical to your success, but it is not enough to simply provide a parking lot. You must also provide them with a safe parking lot. However, safety should not be an afterthought. Instead, you should be thinking about safety from the moment you begin planning […]

Why Summer Is the Best Time for Asphalt Sealcoating

There is no question that periodic asphalt sealcoating can lengthen the life of a pavement, improve its appearance, and help prevent costly repairs. However, many people are perplexed when they hear that summer is the best time for sealcoating Las Vegas pavements. Isn’t it too hot in the summer? Wouldn’t it be better to wait […]

The Community Library and Pantry Project

Long before Shonda Decker even thought about founding her own business, she was active in various civic projects that allowed her to support the people in her community. Since founding Affordable Striping & Sealing in 2006, Shonda’s commitment to give back to her community has only grown stronger. In fact, from the day she opened […]

Asphalt Crack Sealing Versus Filler – What Is the Best Choice?

You are probably aware of the serious damage that can be done to an asphalt pavement if crack repairs are not given a high priority. You may have heard that asphalt cracks can be filled or sealed, but you may be wondering about the differences between asphalt crack sealing and filling. Understanding the differences and […]

Parking Lot Striping – How to Stay Safe, Visible & Compliant

As a property manager or business owner, you do many things to attract and retain customers or tenants. You make sure that your cooling system is functioning properly before summer arrives, you schedule routine roof inspections to address issues before they turn into leaks, and you make sure that visitors are greeted by a well-decorated, […]

Parking Lot Maintenance Tips for Vegas Property Managers

If you are an experienced property manager, you probably do not need to be reminded of your many responsibilities and challenges. You work hard to ensure that your tenants and visitors have a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment, and you do your best to safeguard the assets entrusted to your care. However, you may not be […]

The Total Guide to Asphalt Sealcoating in Las Vegas

You may have noticed that many businesses have chosen to install asphalt parking lots, walkways, hiking trails, and other types of pavements. Asphalt pavements cost less than concrete, are faster to construct, and provide a noticeable reduction in glare. When you include asphalt’s superior safety, ride quality, and curb appeal, it is easy to understand […]

How Often Should I Re-Stripe My Parking Lot?

There are numerous advantages to having a parking lot with neat, crisp striping and clear, clean pavement markings. An attractive parking lot can help you encourage people to patronize your business. Proper markings can also help shield you against potential liabilities if someone is injured on your property or damages their vehicle. The correct markings […]

Small or Large, Affordable Striping Gives the Same Care and Attention!

At Affordable Striping, we have had the honor of performing work on some of the area’s largest projects. For example, we handled the parking lot striping, speed bumps, road markings, and stencils at the Amazon Distribution Center, and our work at Amazon’s Nexus Way facility included parking lot striping, painting the hydrants and stairs, installing […]

Why Additives Are Beneficial for the Sealcoating Contractor & Customer

Choosing asphalt paving for your new parking lot was a wise business decision. Compared to a concrete parking lot of the same size, your asphalt lot probably cost between one-third and one-half as much to construct. You were able to put your asphalt parking lot into use sooner than you would have been able to […]

How to Keep Your Parking Lot Compliant With Fire Lane & ADA Striping

Your parking lot is part of your image, so you probably go to great lengths to ensure that it is clean, attractive, and safe. Perhaps you have a sweeping service that visits weekly or even nightly. Maybe you installed surveillance cameras, exceptional lighting, or an expensive stone wall along one edge of your lot. You […]

What Aspect Must Contractors Consider When Sealcoating in the Spring?

Sealants are notoriously picky about the weather conditions that exist during and immediately after they are applied. It cannot be too cold, too humid, or too overcast if the sealant is to cure properly and quickly. If any of these factors is borderline, a fourth factor may need to be considered, which is the wind […]

What Are The Meanings & Types of Pavement Markings?

In 1900, there were fewer than 4,200 cars in America, but that number increased to approximately 500,000 by 1910. Accidents were plentiful throughout the first decade of the 20th century, and the lack of road markings played a part in many crashes. Between 1910 and 1920, many states began requiring specific pavement markings. It is […]

How Sealcoating Protects Asphalt Pavements | Las Vegas, NV

Constructing a new asphalt pavement will be faster and less expensive than a similar concrete pavement, but that does not mean that you do not want your pavement to have the most extended life and fewest repairs possible. If you’re going to safeguard your investment, minimize your potential liability risks, and avoid untimely and costly […]

Why Spring Is the Prime Time for Asphalt Crack Repairs

For centuries, spring has been associated with starting over, encompassing tasks such as preparing your garden for new seeds or plants, cleaning and decluttering your house, and repairing any damage caused by winter weather. Temperatures are typically neither too hot nor too cold; the days are getting longer, and, in the Las Vegas area, average […]

How Often Should You Sealcoat an Asphalt Paving Lot?

An asphalt parking lot is an economical way to provide your visitors with an attractive location to leave their vehicles. Asphalt parking lots can last for decades, but they will need a little attention to have a long, useful life. One of the critical procedures you should include in your maintenance plan is parking lot […]

Why HOAs Should Prioritize Asphalt Crack Repairs

Making the right decisions on pavement maintenance and repairs can be difficult for any property manager, but those decisions can be even more stressful for HOAs. Homeowners expect a lot from their associations. They expect the HOA to help them safeguard their property values by providing a safe, aesthetically pleasing environment. From enforcing the rules […]

Can You Stripe Parking Lots in the Winter?

The condition of your parking lot can either hurt or help your business. As part of your property’s overall curb appeal, an aesthetically pleasing parking lot can attract business, and an unsightly one can repel it. However, when you improve your parking lot’s aesthetics, you typically improve its safety as well. If your visitors can […]

How Las Vegas Hotels Can Benefit From Parking Lot Maintenance

In a typical year, more than 38 million people will visit Las Vegas for business or pleasure. Many drive to the city, combining their Vegas visit with a road trip that allows them to check out other points of interest on the way. Some visitors fly in, renting a car when they arrive. No matter […]

Affordable Striping & Sealing – 14 Years of Business in Las Vegas

Today is an exciting day as we celebrate 14 years of business. I often get asked if I like what I do for work. Like it?  I love it!  I can’t imagine doing anything else. What makes me love it is our customers, vendors, community and my employees. I want to thank our customers for putting your […]

Why Is Pavement Maintenance Important?

Well-constructed asphalt pavement has a luxurious dark color that is aesthetically pleasing and a smooth, even surface that provides excellent safety features. If the pavement is engineered correctly and receives the maintenance needed, an asphalt parking lot can last for up to 30 years before it needs a significant repair or reconstruction. However, parking lot […]

How Serious Are Asphalt Cracks?

Asphalt is the leading paving material for everything from large commercial parking lots to quiet suburban streets. Asphalt pavement can be installed faster than a concrete pavement of the same size, and the costs will be substantially less. If properly installed and maintained, asphalt pavement can have a useful life of several decades. However, no […]

National Women’s Small Business Month

October has been proclaimed National Women’s Small Business Month, and Affordable Striping & Sealing would like to join in the celebration. Small businesses have always been the backbone of the American economy, but just a half-century ago, the overwhelming majority of owners were men. In 1972, only 4.6% of all American businesses were owned by […]

October Is Our Month Of Giving and Community Service

Long before I founded Affordable Striping & Sealing, I was a strong believer in giving back to my community. Therefore, the vision I had for my company included a commitment to increase my community service and foster an environment that would inspire my team members to do the same. In October 2017, a tragic event […]

How to Get More Mileage From Your Asphalt Parking Lot

If you own or manage a property with an asphalt parking lot, you probably want to avoid the expense of rebuilding your pavement prematurely. Professional parking lot maintenance can help you get the most extended life possible for your pavement. On average, a correctly installed asphalt parking lot should last between 15 and 20 years, […]

Asphalt Sealcoating Shortcuts a Contractor Should Never Take

Asphalt is an economical choice for all types of pavements, including parking lots, busy highways, and city streets. Asphalt pavements are attractive, durable, and comparatively fast to install and maintain. However, neglected asphalt pavements can often fail before they achieve even a third of their expected life. Repeated studies have proven that periodic applications of […]

What to Ask Before Hiring a Sealcoating Contractor

Sealcoating is an essential part of an effective asphalt maintenance program. When mixed and applied correctly, sealants help protect asphalt pavements from the sun, traffic, and automotive fluids. If the mix or the application is incorrect, paying to have your pavement sealed can be a waste of your money. Therefore, it is critical to make […]

Las Vegas, Your Asphalt Maintenance Summer Checklist Is Here!

An effective maintenance program can often more than double the useful life of asphalt pavement. Although you should pay attention to your pavement during every season, summer is an especially good time to evaluate your asphalt pavement and have your contractor address any issues. Asphalt companies have found that specific procedures are more likely to […]

Dealing With Covid-19 & Uncertainties In the Asphalt Industry

New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is always something special. The Strip, which is closed to traffic for the celebration, turns into what is essentially a block party of epic proportions. Partygoers can take in the hottest shows and events, and big-name celebrities can be spotted on stage as well as among the crowds. As […]

Why Asphalt Maintenance Is a Year-Round Process

There are numerous paving materials available, but nothing beats asphalt for looks, economic costs, and durability. However, unless you are proactive about your asphalt sealing and other maintenance procedures, you could dramatically reduce the useful life of your pavement and negatively impact its aesthetic appeal. Although many people believe that asphalt maintenance tasks are only […]

Parking Lot Safety Tips for Las Vegas Property Managers

Whether you manage a hotel, restaurant, or any other commercial property in Las Vegas, you probably stay very busy all day. You have many tasks to handle, including bookkeeping, building maintenance, and employee training and supervision. With so much going on every day, it is understandable that you may overlook the need to ensure that […]

What Colors Are Available for Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Markings?

Paint for striping and marking pavements is available at a variety of types. At Affordable Striping & Sealing, we use oil-based paints for parking lot striping and pavement markings to ensure the longest-lasting, most vibrant markings. Pavement paint is offered in an extensive range of colors, including yellow, white, red, blue, green, and custom colors. […]

Asphalt Sealcoating – What Are the Pros and the Cons?

If you have or are planning to install an asphalt pavement, you may have heard that periodic applications of a quality sealcoat can provide numerous benefits. However, you may be wondering whether there are any drawbacks to sealing your asphalt pavement. Asphalt Sealcoating – What Are the Pros and the Cons? What Is Sealcoating? Asphalt […]

Why Thermoplastic Pavement Markings Are Essential For Road Safety

Throughout history, there have been numerous efforts to expedite the movement of people and things from one area to another. Some of these efforts have been in vain, but others have been adapted through the centuries and are still in use today. For example, the thoughtfully designed, well-built roads constructed by the Romans ensured the […]

Why Summer Is the Perfect Time for Asphalt Sealcoating | Las Vegas

Virtually every experienced, reputable asphalt contractor in the Las Vegas area will recommend that the customer sealcoat a new pavement within one year of the installation. The heat and the radiation emitted by the sun can age asphalt quickly, leaving the pavement brittle, dry, and faded. Since sealcoating is not a permanent treatment, you should […]

Will Asphalt Sealcoating Repair Oil Stains on My Pavement?

When you first saw your pavement after your asphalt contractor finished installing it, you may have been impressed by the attractive look of its clean, even surface. Before long, however, you may have noticed an oil stain or two that detracted from your pavement’s aesthetics. If you are aware that asphalt sealcoating sealants are opaque, […]

How Can HOAs Preserve Their Asphalt Pavement?

Homeowner associations have an obligation to help residents protect themselves, their property values, and their vehicles from the effects of unsightly or dangerous pavements. HOAs also have a responsibility to spend the funds collected through membership dues in a wise manner to reduce the number and size of any special assessments. A professional asphalt maintenance […]

The Benefits of Parking Lot Striping | Las Vegas

A well-maintained, safe, attractive parking lot is important to the success of your business. All parking lot striping and pavement markings should be applied by a reputable and professional contractor to ensure the quality and durability of the finished product. However, pavement paint will not last forever. Depending on your parking lot’s use, age, and […]

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Tips for Spring

It has been said that meteorologists only need three words to describe the weather in Las Vegas: warm, dry, and sunny. However, there is a fourth word that needs to be included: hot. Typically, daytime temperatures from June through September will exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but the other eight months of the years will see […]

Affordable Striping & Sealing Joins in Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Although variations on the theme have appeared periodically since 1909, it was not until the 1970s that countries in the West began to embrace the holiday. The United Nations declared 1975 as the International Women’s Year, and two years later, the United […]

How Long Should Asphalt Sealcoating Last?

To properly maintain a new asphalt pavement and ensure its expected longevity, it should receive its first application of a sealcoating material as soon as the asphalt has properly cured. Curing time will vary, but in the Las Vegas area, it is usually less than a year. Applying the first coat of sealant in a […]

How to Make Your Asphalt Parking Lot Safe

Convenience and safety determine the success of an asphalt parking lot and play an important role in the profitability of your business. Without adequate planning and adherence to proper parking lot maintenance, your asphalt parking lot could lack the requirements necessary to ensure the safety of all who visit your property. What Are the Basic […]

How Long Does Asphalt Crack Filler Take to Dry?

Most material used by professional asphalt contractors for crack filling is the hot-pour variety. The material is heated to over 300 degrees before application and dries rapidly after exposure to ambient and surface temperatures. Typically, the filler will dry in 30 to 45 minutes. A parking lot is usually cordoned off in sections so that […]

What to Look for in a Free Asphalt Estimate

When properly constructed, an asphalt parking lot has the potential to last for decades. However, to achieve the maximum expected usefulness, your asphalt pavement will need consistent, professional parking lot maintenance performed throughout its life. When properly built and maintained, an asphalt parking lot will last longer, but it will also be less likely to […]

Why Now Is the Perfect Time for Warehouse and Industrial Striping

  When applied by experienced, professional striping contractors, industrial striping can contribute to the safety and efficiency of your distribution or logistics center. From a safety aspect, the demarcation for forklift aisles and pedestrian routes can clearly show both forklift drivers and pedestrians the areas in which they should remain, and properly marked no-go zones […]

Why Good Parking Lot Signage Can Protect You From Potential Liability

Parking lot accidents are far too common where proper parking lot signage does not exist. Even with proper signage in place, accidents can occur. However, a parking lot owner’s’ potential liability can be limited if all local and federal regulations are strictly followed. Poor signage could result in your company being named in a lawsuit […]

The Best Gift You Can Get for Your Asphalt Pavement

What Is the Best Gift You Can Get for Your Asphalt Pavement? When you buy a new car, you know that proper maintenance ensures its reliability and extends its life. The same holds true for asphalt pavement. If you neglect it, you can be sure that the elements and traffic will drastically reduce its usefulness […]

Can Asphalt Sealcoating Take Place Year-Round in Las Vegas?

  Maintaining the sealcoating on your asphalt pavement is an important part of asphalt maintenance. The first application of a sealant should be performed on new pavement within one year of construction. Reapplication should continue throughout the asphalt pavement’s life on the schedule recommended by your paving contractor. Are There Times When Sealcoating Contractors Cannot […]

Top Enemies of Asphalt Pavement in Vegas

  Asphalt pavement creates a durable structure with an attractive, smooth surface. It is extremely suitable for a variety of applications, including roadways and parking lots. Proper construction is important to ensure the dependability of the finished product. However, even a meticulously constructed asphalt pavement will require routine pavement maintenance to maximize its useful life […]

What an HOA Should Look for in an Asphalt Maintenance Contractor

What an HOA Should Look for in an Asphalt Maintenance Contractor Homeowner associations often provide a range of amenities and services. However, two critical functions of an HOA are to help protect property values and to ensure that the community provides an attractive, safe, and enjoyable environment for residents and their families. In most communities […]

Guide To An Effective Parking Lot Design

Guide To An Effective Parking Lot Design Every business owner understands the benefits of a safe, well-maintained, visually appealing parking lot. When you had your parking lot built, you and your paving contractor discussed the types of vehicles you planned to permit on your pavement and their expected number. Your contractor took this information to […]

What Property Mangers Can Do With A Limited Asphalt Repair Budget

What Property Mangers Can Do With A Limited Asphalt Repair Budget A neglected asphalt parking lot will be uninviting to potential customers and other visitors. Being proactive about caring for your pavement and adhering to a well-designed asphalt maintenance program can help minimize costly asphalt pavement repairs. Regular preventive maintenance can extend the life of […]

Is Speed Bumps Installation Necessary for Asphalt Parking Lots?

Are Speed Bumps Necessary for Asphalt Parking Lots? Speed bumps control the speed of motorists and increase driver awareness, and they are intended to help protect both pedestrians and property. Parking lots without speed bumps often have a higher occurrence of pedestrian injuries due to uncontrolled vehicle speeds. Excessive speeds also increase the possibility of […]

Is the lowest Sealcoating bid always the best?

Why the Lowest Sealcoating Bid Isn’t Always the Best Keeping your asphalt pavement properly sealed throughout its life is vitally important to ensure that you are protecting your investment. Asphalt sealants help protect the pavement from premature aging caused by the sun and structural deterioration caused by automotive fluids. Moisture can easily enter the aging, […]

Can You Sealcoat in Extreme Heat?

Can You Sealcoat in Extreme Heat? Weather plays an important part in all types of asphalt paving services. In some parts of the country, there may be snow on the ground throughout the entire winter season. Other areas can see daily thunderstorms for weeks at a time. One thing that all asphalt contractors know is […]

Why Is Asphalt Crack Repair Important?

Why Is Asphalt Crack Repair Important? There are two common methods used in the repair of cracks that develop in asphalt pavement. The method used will primarily depend on the stability of the crack. Stable cracks, or nonworking cracks as they are referred to within the industry, are best repaired by the application of an […]

Signals That You Need Parking Lot Striping

Signals That You Need Parking Lot Striping A large part of any parking lot maintenance program should be the attention given to traffic markings. Parking lot markings include more than the striping that creates the stalls indicating where vehicles should park. Other markings safely and efficiently direct the flow of traffic into, around, and out […]

Difference Between Slurry Seals and Sealcoating

Difference Between Slurry Seals and Sealcoating Although the purpose of an asphalt pavement slurry seal and sealcoating are similar, there are definite differences between the two. Most of the differences are related to the intended use of the asphalt pavement on which the sealant will be applied. Both types of asphalt sealing are designed and […]

What Makes Us Different? | Asphalt Sealcoating

The proper formulation and application of asphalt sealcoating is both a science and an art. A professional sealcoating contractor will possess the knowledge and experience to prepare the proper sealcoating mixture and then utilize the necessary application processes for each individual job. Many factors will need to be considered to achieve a high-quality and long-lasting […]

What Does a Properly Maintained Asphalt Parking Lot Look Like?

The parking lot is often the first thing noticed by visitors when they arrive on your property. Having a clean, attractive, well-maintained parking lot gives visitors a favorable first impression. Fortunately, maintaining the integrity and appearance of your asphalt parking lot can be a relatively simple process. Routine maintenance will provide the opportunity to visually […]

Parking Lot Maintenance Tips – Removing Oil Stains

Preserving the appearance and integrity of your asphalt parking lot can easily be achieved by performing all necessary paving maintenance as quickly and professionally as possible. Experienced Las Vegas paving contractors recommend having a preventive maintenance program in place that includes the efficient removal of any oil stains. Oil left on the surface of asphalt […]

What Could Be Damaging Your Asphalt? | Las Vegas

Because asphalt pavement is economical and durable, it has become an extremely popular choice for parking lots, city streets, major highways and a variety of other types of paving projects. Despite its potential longevity, however, asphalt pavement will eventually deteriorate. In fact, the process of deterioration begins as soon as the pavement is installed, A […]

Is Your Asphalt Parking Lot Legal?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, more commonly known as the ADA, is a comprehensive set of federal laws. These regulations make it illegal to discriminate against those with disabilities in matters related to housing, employment and education. The ADA also states that virtually every public and commercial facility must provide designated parking spaces as well […]

When Is the Asphalt Sealcoating Season? | Las Vegas

Periodic applications of fresh sealant should be part of your routine parking lot maintenance. Sealants are economical, but they are a highly effective way to protect asphalt pavement from the sun’s rays, automotive fluids, hot summer temperatures and other things that can damage your pavement. They are also an excellent way to bring back the […]

Asphalt Maintenance Budget Tips | Property Management

If you are a property manager, just dealing with emergencies, tenant requests and staff members can take up a lot of your time. You may be so busy that you feel you have no time to worry about maintaining the parking lot that an asphalt company installed a few years ago. If a pothole forms, […]

Why Surface Prep Is Key in Pavement Marking

Parking lot striping is not simply a matter of splashing on a little paint. The surface must be properly prepared if the job is to be durable and attractive. To understand the concept, pour some oil or sand on a piece of tape, and then try to get the tape to stick to a hard […]

What Is the Best Way to Utilize My Asphalt Paving Dollars?

When you hired an asphalt contractor to build your new parking lot, street or other pavement, you were probably given an estimated life expectancy for your new investment. However, that estimate was based on the assumption that the new pavement would receive the right maintenance throughout its life. Problems often arise because property owners are […]

How Do the Las Vegas Seasons Affect Your Asphalt Pavement?

When most people think about severe weather causing damage to asphalt pavement, they envision a winter scene that features a roadway covered by several inches of ice and with snow piled up on both shoulders. Although Las Vegas once received 12 inches of snow, that was in 1909, and since then, measurable accumulations have been […]

How Long Does Asphalt Striping Paint Take to Dry?

Your asphalt parking lot is vital to your business. Your customers, employees, vendors and guests need a secure location to park their vehicles, but there is more to your parking lot than merely a spot for them to store their cars temporarily. If the parking lot is in poor repair, they will not find it […]

Parking Lot Signs – Ready for a Facelift?

Businesses should never underestimate the role that a well-kept, attractive, and easy-to-navigate parking lot plays in their success. Asphalt sealcoating contractors help prolong the life of parking lots and make them more attractive. Striping services help keep parking space stripes and pavement markings highly visible to improve both the safety and the appearance of parking […]

Five Mistakes You May See From a Sealcoating Contractor

If you are responsible for the health of the pavement on your property, you probably know that asphalt sealcoating can transform a gray, faded pavement into one that has a beautiful, even, dark appearance. You may also be aware that sealcoating helps extend the expected life of asphalt pavement or that it is an economical […]

Asphalt Sealcoating & Winter Construction

Many Las Vegas residents claim that autumn is their favorite season. The scorching heat of summer fades, the air is not quite as dry, and the evenings are conducive to outdoor activities. However, if the seal coating on your asphalt parking lot needs attention, you might want to consider scheduling the work before winter arrives. […]

What Property Managers Should Know About Asphalt Crack Repair

If you are a property manager, you have to juggle many tasks to meet the expectations of owners and shareholders. You are expected to keep current tenants and their customers happy by providing a safe, well-maintained property. You are expected to attract new, high-quality tenants. You are also expected to protect the owners’ assets so […]

Asphalt Sealcoating | Getting The Benefits From Your Sealcoating

Sealcoating benefits asphalt pavement in several ways, including protecting the pavement from sun damage, making the pavement more attractive and guarding against petrochemical spills. Although asphalt sealcoating is very economical, you still want to ensure that it has a long life if you want to have the maximum protection for your pavement. Here are some […]

The Operating Cost of Asphalt Maintenance

Mechanics know that unless a vehicle receives proper maintenance, the owner will be facing a massive repair bill while the car is still relatively new. For example, if the owner never changes the oil or ensures that the radiator has sufficient water, a replacement engine could be lurking on the horizon. If he does not […]

How Effective Is Asphalt Crack Sealing?

Asphalt pavement is extremely economical, remarkably durable and aesthetically appealing. However, it is inevitable that cracks will appear at some point during the pavement’s life. If the cracks are caused by flaws in the materials or construction, they can appear soon after the pavement is installed. Overweight vehicles or excessive traffic can also contribute to […]

Asphalt Maintenance Tips – How to Keep My Pavement Clean

Asphalt pavement can provide many years of service, but it must be properly maintained if it is to reach its full life expectancy. When many people think of asphalt maintenance, they think of crack repairs, new parking lot striping or pothole repairs. Although all of these are important parts of a parking lot maintenance program, […]

Can Asphalt Striping Be Removed?

Asphalt contractors frequently need to remove the old paint before applying fresh stripes and pavement markings. Removal of the old stripes is critical if the layout of the parking lot must be changed to make the property ADA-compliant, change the angle of the parking spaces or alter the direction of travel in the traffic lanes. […]

Cost Factors For Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating is an important part of routine maintenance for asphalt pavement. Paving companies advise that the average parking lot will need to have fresh sealant applied every two to three years, but pavement that receives a high volume of traffic or that supports heavyweight vehicles may need annual sealcoating. Although professional sealcoating is quite […]

How Property Managers Can Plan for Sealcoating

Property managers understand the importance of perception. If a property lacks curb appeal or seems to be poorly maintained, the perception may be that you do not care about the happiness and safety of your tenants and their guests. If your asphalt pavement is in poor condition, the perception may be that you are not […]

Can You Sealcoat in Hot Weather?

The companies that manufacture sealcoating advise that the best time to apply their products is when the temperature is around 70 degrees and the humidity is less than 60 percent. The sealant also needs to receive three to six hours of sunlight. In the Vegas area, the humidity and sunlight are not a problem for […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Is An Aggregate Necessary?

Asphalt pavements in the Las Vegas area are subjected to a high level of ultraviolet radiation that can rob pavements of their dark color as well as their moisture. Asphalt sealcoating refreshes the color, helps stop the penetration of automotive fluids and helps prevent asphalt pavements from becoming dry and brittle. However, a great sealcoating […]

Can You Trust Your Asphalt Contractor?

Although asphalt pavement is economical, it still represents a significant investment in what should be a long-lasting asset. Whether you are having new pavement installed, cracks in your pavement repaired or your parking lot sealed, you need a trustworthy asphalt contractor to ensure the longevity and quality of the work. If you are ready to […]

Parking Lot Striping – Scenarios To Consider

Many things seem simple until you actually try to do them for the first time. Striping a parking lot is one of these tasks that are far more complicated than they appear to the uninitiated. Seasoned striping contractors will not allow you to worry about ADA guidelines, maximizing your parking lot or the safety features […]

Sealcoating – Why May Is Ideal in Las Vegas

When it comes to extending the life of your asphalt pavement, there is no routine maintenance procedure that will be more beneficial than having sealcoating applied by a professional. Sealcoating blocks the UV rays that can rob your pavement of its moisture and leave it brittle. It also gives you an extra layer of protection […]

Asphalt: Recreational & Industrial Uses

When many people consider the various ways that asphalt pavement is used, they think of streets, residential driveways and parking lots. However, asphalt is a popular choice for many other applications. Asphalt can be used to waterproof basements, deter erosion or waterproof the foundations of commercial and residential structures. Asphalt pavement is also widely used […]

Asphalt Sealcoating & Windy Conditions

Periodic applications of asphalt sealcoating can help prevent asphalt pavement from deteriorating prematurely, enhance the pavement’s appearance and prevent many costly repairs. However, there are days that are simply not conducive to applying sealants. Most people understand that sealcoating cannot be applied while it is raining, and they typically understand that it can be too […]

Importance of Traffic Signs & Road Markings

If you have ever driven on an unmarked highway, you no doubt noticed that it was often difficult to judge the position of your own vehicle. Whether cars were approaching toward you or passing you, you may have experienced a moment of uncertainty while you tried to determine the path of the other vehicles and […]

Asphalt Crack Repair – Hot & Cold

When cracks develop in asphalt pavement, it is imperative to have them repaired as quickly as possible. Chemicals, automotive fluids and water can enter through the open crack, causing more damage to the pavement and its base. As a result, you could end up having to replace your pavement many years sooner than anticipated. When […]

Asphalt Maintenance & Tire Scuffing

Although Affordable Striping & Sealing does not install asphalt pavement, we frequently receive calls from people who are concerned about scuff marks on their new pavement. They wonder whether we can cover the marks with asphalt sealcoating or have some secret formula to remove them. We usually advise them to just wait a while. Tire […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Causes & Failures

If you want your asphalt pavement to have a long life, sealcoating offers you an economical and effective way to achieve your goal. However, despite sealcoating’s relatively low cost, you still want your sealant to last as long as possible. After all, you chose to have sealcoating applied to protect and beautify your pavement. If […]

Asphalt Maintenance & Winter Paving

If you live in the Las Vegas area, you know that the winters are typically rather mild. On average, overnight lows drop below freezing only 16 times per year, and it is a rare day when temperatures do not exceed 45 degrees Fahrenheit at some point during the day. Given the climate, some people are […]

Sealcoating – Understanding Quality

To the untrained eye, seal coating may seem like a simple procedure. Many people compare sealcoating to painting a wall in a home’s living room — just move everything out of the way, slap on a coat and let it dry. However, any professional painter will tell you that the process is a bit more […]

Las Vegas Pavement – Driving Hazards

In the Las Vegas Valley, many residents welcome the arrival of autumn as it means relief from the brutal summer temperatures that typically reach triple digits. Average daytime highs begin dropping in late September, making October and November ideal months for outdoor activities. Despite the mild climate, however, autumn can hold a few surprises for […]

ADA Parking Lot Violations

When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, one of its sections required that most businesses remove barriers that might prevent handicapped individuals from accessing their buildings. The law covered aspects such as dedicated accessible parking, accessible routes into the building and potential fines for failure to comply with the ADA. The law […]

Asphalt Pavement & Cleaner Air

It may be surprising to learn that the choice of paving materials can affect the quality of the air, but it is true. This fact is of particular importance in cities where a high percentage of the land area is paved. Here are some of the ways that asphalt pavement & cleaner air makes a […]

Parking Lot & Marking Change Design

Your parking lot is the gateway to your business. It is the first thing that most people notice when they approach or pass by your property, so it is important to ensure that your lot makes a positive first impression. Once customers or guests have entered your lot, it is also important that they are […]

Sealcoating in October | Las Vegas, NV

It seems that as soon as the new school year begins, contractors across the nation see an increase in phone calls from people wondering whether it is possible to apply asphalt sealcoating in the fall. The answer depends on the local climate. For example, in Las Vegas, it is usually possible to apply sealcoating throughout […]

Fall Asphalt Maintenance Preparation

Preventive maintenance is the key to an asphalt pavement that will achieve its full life and look its best as it ages. Well-maintained pavement typically lasts at least twice as long as a neglected pavement receiving similar use. Although the Las Vegas area does not endure the harsh winters found in many other locations, it […]

Asphalt Sealcoating or Paving?

New asphalt pavement represents a significant investment, so property owners naturally want to obtain the longest life from their pavements that it is possible to achieve. Timely repairs, maintaining the sealcoating and banning overweight vehicles on pavement that was not engineered to support them are the three critical ways to ensure that your asphalt pavement […]

Asphalt Crack Sealing Fundamentals

When cracks appear in your asphalt pavement, it is a good idea to have them repaired as quickly as possible. Most cracks will continue to expand, growing wider and longer in a relatively brief time; furthermore, one crack can spawn an entire series of cracks. Cracks mar the beauty of your asphalt pavement, but they […]

Sealcoating at Night?

In recent years, if you have driven down virtually any interstate in the middle of the night, you may have encountered a brightly lit work area in which asphalt pavement was being installed or repaired. This may have led you to believe that sealcoating could also be applied at night. Asphalt sealcoating at night, however, […]

Your Asphalt Contractor Should Be Fully Insured

There are many synonyms for insurance, including security, protection, assurance and indemnification. In other words, insurance is something that is used as a defense against an eventuality that could potentially occur. Most people who own a car, a business or a home understand the need to have insurance to protect themselves from unforeseen events. However, […]

Sealcoating & Preparation

For many tasks, success hinges on the quality of the preparation. For example, if you want to repaint your living room walls, you must first remove any pictures, fill the holes and protect the furniture. If you paint over stains and dust, the walls are not going to look as good as they would if […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Proper Mix For Success

You may have been told that it is vital to maintain the sealcoating on your asphalt pavement. Sealcoating can often double the life of your pavement by shielding it from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation, automotive fluids and caustic chemicals. Sealants can rejuvenate the color of faded asphalt as well as mask minor surface […]

Parking Lot Striping & Cost Benefits

Many business owners are conscientious about having cracks and potholes repaired promptly. They may also be proactive about maintaining their sealcoating and have fresh sealant applied every two or three years to protect the health of the pavement. However, some property owners overlook the need to ensure that parking lot markings are present and repainted […]

Asphalt Pavement & Dogs

With temperatures frequently breaking the 100-degree mark, summers can be brutal in the Las Vegas area. Many dog owners recognize the dangers that hot weather can pose for their pets, but not everyone is aware that a dog’s paws can be severely burned while walking on asphalt pavement on days with relatively low air temperatures. […]

Sealcoating Results In May

If you have asphalt pavement, you probably know how important it is to maintain your asphalt sealcoating. Asphalt pavement that receives regular sealcoating can last up to twice as long; sealcoating blocks UV rays and slows the progress of caustic chemicals, including automotive fluids. Sealcoating also rejuvenates the color of asphalt pavement and helps conceal […]

Property Management, Asphalt Maintenance & ROI

Regardless of the type of property you manage, you must juggle many different tasks. You must ensure that your existing tenants are happy, attract new tenants and coordinate the preventive maintenance and repairs needed. You may face budget constraints that force you to prioritize and seek the best return on your investment. If you are […]

After Asphalt Paving

Although asphalt pavement is an economical choice, new parking lots, subdivision streets and roads still represent significant capital investments. As such, you naturally want to obtain the best return on your investment in new pavement. This will require an ongoing program of preventive maintenance, but there are also some actions you can take as soon […]

Asphalt Sealcoating: Thick or Thin

Everyone has a different opinion on whether milk shakes and steaks should be thick or thin. Some decorators prefer sheer curtains, but others opt for heavy drapes. In life, there are times when “going thicker” is a viable option that depends primarily on the individual’s taste. However, when it comes to sealcoating, thicker is never […]

What Causes Asphalt Cracks

Although asphalt pavement is the least expensive to install, it can still represent a sizable investment. Property owners and managers are sometimes chagrined to find cracks in their asphalt pavement, and they naturally wonder why the cracks developed. There are several possible reasons for cracking to occur. What Causes Asphalt Cracks – The Reasons Why […]

Sealcoating & Las Vegas Weather

Many people do not realize how the weather can play a critical role in a contractor’s decision to choose one day over another when applying sealant. Even in Las Vegas, which typically has little precipitation and many warm, sunny days, there are times when the weather is not conducive to sealcoating. Before deciding to proceed […]

Asphalt Maintenance Wear & Tear

Asphalt pavement is known for its durability as well as its economical cost and attractive appearance. It is sometimes called the “perpetual pavement” because of its recyclability and ongoing asphalt maintenance.  However, it is not an “eternal pavement;” it will age and show signs of wear and tear will appear. Too often, though, asphalt pavement fails […]

Asphalt Maintenance Dilemmas

You chose asphalt pavement because it is economical, durable and attractive. However, from time to time, you find yourself in a dilemma, wondering how to protect your financial investment while maintaining the curb appeal of your pavement. Here are 10 of the most common dilemmas that many people encounter. Asphalt Maintenance Dilemmas – The List […]

Trusted Asphalt Contractors

Asphalt pavement is durable and attractive, and sealcoating can help it achieve its longest life and best appearance. However, you want to make sure that the sealcoating professional you hire deserves your trust. Untrustworthy contractors can leave you with a sealcoating job that generates only headaches for you. The answers to the following questions can […]

Holiday Parking Lot Safety

When most people think about driving safely, they think about high-speed freeways during rush hour. They seldom think about parking lot safety. However, a surprising percentage of auto-pedestrian accidents and “fender benders” happen in parking lots. The following tips can help you stay safe whenever you are walking or driving in a parking lot. Holiday […]

Why Asphalt Pavement Is Cost-Effective In Las Vegas

Asphalt pavement has become the most popular paving material in America. From interstate highways to parking lots, asphalt pavement has proven itself as a long-lasting surface that provides a safe, smooth ride while eliminating the environmental concerns associated with other types of pavement. Asphalt pavement is also extremely cost-effective, but you may be wondering just […]

End Season Sealcoating In Las Vegas

In some parts of the country, sealcoating season runs from May until October. In the Las Vegas area, the season is much longer. In fact, there will be isolated days that are conducive to sealcoating regardless of the calendar. However, even in this area, contractors have to be careful when applying sealcoating in late autumn […]

Crack Repair Is Integral For Asphalt Maintenance

Asphalt is the nation’s most popular paving material for virtually all types of pavement. You can find it on busy highways, parking lots, airport runways, residential driveways, tennis courts, city streets and just about anywhere that a durable, economical paving material is needed. Asphalt pavement can also be completely recycled — in fact, it is […]

Sealcoating, Asphalt Resurfacing or Repaving

No pavement will last forever without routine maintenance and periodic repairs, and there will always come a time when these measures are not enough to save the pavement. When asphalt pavement becomes so damaged that it is unsafe as well as unsightly, you must normally choose between resurfacing and repaving. These are two different methods […]

Your Pavement Needs Maintenance and Repair

Asphalt is an economical, durable and attractive option for any type of pavement. However, making sure that your pavement receives the maintenance and minor repairs that it needs is critical if you want your pavement to maintain its curb appeal and achieve its longest possible life. Proper repairs and maintenance can also help you prevent […]

Sealcoating – Safety Benefits of Sand

The manufacturers of sealcoating conduct extensive research to develop and improve their formulas. The contractor has the responsibility to design the “mix” and if the product is not prepared correctly, the results will be disappointing. One recommendation, however, is often ignored by inexperienced or unscrupulous contractors: All instructions provided by sealcoating manufacturers include a strong recommendation to add […]

Property Management & Asphalt Maintenance

As a property manager, your workdays are hectic. You must deal with a variety of issues and all types of people virtually every day. On occasion, you may find yourself feeling that there simply are not enough hours in the day to handle all of the tasks that you need to accomplish. With so many […]

Environmentally Green Asphalt

If you ever want to know how dirty your pavement truly is, just put on a pair of white socks and walk across it in your stocking feet. Oil, gas, transmission fluid, sand and a host of other unappealing substances will be evident within a few paces. Whenever it rains or your pavement receives runoff […]

Puddles On My Asphalt Parking Lot

Whether it arrives from a sudden desert downpour or from your sprinkler system, puddles of water should not remain on your asphalt pavement long after they form. Pools of standing water may annoy your visitors, but they also represent a threat to the health of your pavement. If water penetrates through a crack and reaches […]

History of Pavement Marking

  Although it is true that some ancient roads had white bricks to mark their centers, archaeologists are uncertain whether the primary purpose was traffic control or decoration. In ancient times, if it was necessary to separate lanes of travel, medians were used more often than any other method. Once automobiles became more numerous, however, […]

Benefits of Asphalt Paving Over Concrete

Asphalt pavement has become extremely popular in the United States. You can find asphalt on more than 94 percent of all of the nation’s paved roads, and it is the top choice for parking lots as well. One reason for the popularity of asphalt pavement is that it requires less initial investment. However, there are […]

Your Asphalt Sealcoating Construction Site

You probably know the many benefits that sealcoating offers for asphalt pavement. Sealcoating is a job that is best left to the professionals if you want great results. Unfortunately, not all sealcoating contractors provide identical results. One factor that can result in inferior results is the quality of the contractor’s equipment. Here are a few […]

The Value In Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance

Few people who buy a new home are willing to neglect repairs or maintenance to the point that the roof leaks like a sieve and walking across the floors becomes hazardous. A major purchase requires a little care if it is to retain its value. Your parking lot can also be considered a major purchase. […]

Cost Savings of Sealcoating

Sealcoating is an economical and effective way to protect your asphalt pavement while simultaneously enhancing its appearance. Customers sometimes tell a sealcoating professional that they “can’t afford” sealcoating. The truth is that they cannot afford to skip sealcoating for their asphalt pavement. Maintaining your sealcoating can save you serious money over the life of your […]

The Different Types Of Pavement

Yes, different types of pavement have been developed over the years. Some asphalt pavements are intended for specific uses, such as highways that bear a high volume of tractor-trailer traffic. Other mixes are engineered to perform best when used for specific pavement layers, such as the surface layer. The Different Types Of Pavement Hot Mix […]

Sealcoating – Differences In Cost

Many homeowners assume that the amount their next-door neighbors paid for sealcoating will be what it will cost them to have their own driveway sealed. They are then surprised when their estimates are lower or higher than the neighbors paid. The same is true for commercial parking lots, streets and virtually any sealcoating job. Providing […]

Preparing for Parking Lot Striping

There is a great deal of truth in the old saying that you will never get a second chance to make a great first impression. When people visit or drive by your property, they usually notice whether the exterior of your property — including your parking lot — is well-maintained, neat and attractive. Right or […]

The Best Time to Start Sealcoating

Having your asphalt pavement professionally sealcoated at regular intervals is one of the most effective — and most economical — ways to prolong the life of your pavement. It is also one of the best “beauty treatments” available for asphalt. Here are just ideas on the best time to start sealcoating. The Best Time to Start […]

The Las Vegas Asphalt Parking Lot

When your asphalt parking lot was new, you were pleased by the unmarred expanse of lustrous black asphalt. Time has passed, however, and you are noticing that your asphalt is no longer in pristine condition. Perhaps its color is now more gray than black, or there seem to be new cracks or potholes appearing daily. […]

Choosing the Right Asphalt Contractor

You invested in asphalt pavement because you wanted an attractive surface that would give you many years of reliable service. You know that the right asphalt contractor can help you keep your pavement looking its best throughout its normal lifespan. The problem is that you are not sure how to choose the “right” contractor. Here […]

Making Asphalt Safe

  At Affordable Striping & Sealing, we believe making asphalt safe is important. We are well aware that our crews are working in one of the most high-risk construction industry occupations. Our goal is to ensure that every one of our employees goes home safe and sound from every job, so we make safety procedures and […]

Property Management & Asphalt Repair

If you have watched television recently, you have probably noticed attorney after attorney advertising their services to those who have suffered a personal injury. Most offer to represent clients on a contingency basis, meaning the injured party does not pay a fee unless the attorney secures an award. Lawsuits are definitely on the increase. Those […]

Sealcoating In The Winter

Winter is not the ideal time to have sealcoating applied. However, it is not impossible if the weather is willing to cooperate. • The primary requirement is that the temperature needs to be at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the minimum for both the ground and the air. Furthermore, the temperature cannot drop below […]

Asphalt Paving And Deterioration

No pavement will last forever, but asphalt pavement should have a lifespan of several decades if it is installed and maintained correctly. Although it is normal for all black top pavements to deteriorate over time, there are a number of things that can lead to the premature demise of your asphalt pavement. • Sudden, significant […]

ADA Design Guidelines & Parking Lot Striping

  The Americans with Disabilities Act was a comprehensive package designed to guard those with handicaps from discrimination in employment, housing, transportation, access to public places and more. Since the ADA went into effect in 1992, all companies that conduct business with the public must provide parking spaces specifically for those with disabilities. Whether you […]

Fill Cracks and Potholes Before Winter Hits!

If you want to attract more than one quizzical look, try discussing the need to make sure that cracks and potholes in asphalt pavement are repaired before winter arrives with property owners in Las Vegas. After all, the area has an average of 310 sunny days annually and a year-round average high of more than […]

How Property Managers Can Budget Needs

Asphalt pavement that receives proper maintenance and timely repairs can have a useful life that is up to two times as long as neglected pavement. Furthermore, every dollar you spend on maintaining or repairing your pavement while it is still in good or excellent condition will typically save you expenses that are three to four […]

Asphalt – Fill It With Sealer or Crack Repair?

You will need to have the cracks professionally repaired if you want the best results. Sealers are not the proper material to use for crack filling; trying to fill cracks with sealers will only cost you time, money and frustration. Asphalt – Fill It With Sealer or Crack Repair? • Asphalt needs to “flex” with […]

Frustrated With U.S. Highways?

A recent national survey asked drivers to choose the traits that roads should possess. Drivers were given a list of 14 traits and asked to select those that were most important to them. The results showed that American drivers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the condition of the nation’s roads, but that they also understood […]

A Parking Lot Maintenance Plan?

With proper care, your asphalt parking lot should last for many years. If neglected, it will have a shorter life, but it will also be much less attractive. Maintaining your pavement is not particularly complicated, and it is far more cost-effective to make sure your lot is kept properly maintained than it is to replace […]

This is The Question….To Pave or Not to Pave?

Back in 1918, the Lincoln Highway connecting Nevada and Ames, Iowa, was a deeply rutted dirt road that turned to mud with even a little rain. Within two years, Iowa installed planks on sections of the highway. This helped, but woe to any driver whose tire fell off the plank. Although the Las Vegas area […]

Believe It Or Not, Asphalt Is Very Interesting

When it comes to beauty, durability and cost, asphalt pavement wins when compared with other types of surfacing materials. There are also many interesting, fun facts about asphalt. Believe It Or Not, Asphalt Is Very Interesting 1. Asphalt has been used for many centuries, with documented accounts dating to the ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Babylonians and […]

Low Prices Are Not Always Your Friend

Whether the economy is sizzling or fizzling, everyone likes to save money on the things that they need, especially if those things are not particularly exciting — like asphalt pavement. Parking lot repair, driveways and streets are necessary, but they are seldom considered thrilling. Nevertheless, trying to have asphalt work performed “on the cheap” can […]

Can sealer be applied at night?

Most people have seen asphalt crews working in the middle of the night. Perhaps you have passed a crew rolling new asphalt pavement or seen a highway sign announcing certain lanes will be closed overnight for repairs. It is true that asphalt contractors often perform many tasks during the wee hours of the night. However, […]

What is the benefit of “additives” in sealer?

So far, no manufacturer has been able to invent a sealer that gives outstanding results under every possible condition. Instead, sealcoating manufacturers create formulas that have the greatest appeal for the most applications. Asphalt contractors use additives to adjust sealants in order to gain certain benefits. • Better Distribution of Sand: Most manufacturers’ instructions require adding […]

Should I be concerned about drainage on my pavement?

All asphalt professionals see proper drainage as an important issue when paving.  This is true even in a hot, desert environment. Rain may be rare, but it can fall. Furthermore, natural precipitation is not the only source of water that can reach your driveway. Runoff from your neighbor’s sprinkler system or your own efforts to water […]

Sealcoating….is it really worth the investment?

Customers frequently ask why they should spend the money to have sealcoating applied to their asphalt pavement. The short answer is that sealcoating is an effective way to protect your asphalt while simultaneously improving its appearance. Over time, sealcoating can save you a considerable amount of money. Think about the preventive maintenance procedures that are […]

What Is Your Pavement Telling You?

Asphalt is a remarkably durable paving material. When properly installed and maintained, asphalt pavement can provide many years of service. Occasionally, however, problems can develop, sometimes within a relative short time after installation. If you know how to “read” the warning signs, though, you can often take corrective actions before more extensive damage is done. • […]

If I have to close my business parking lot for sealcoating or paving, what can I expect?

No one likes having to close a business parking lot to have it paved or sealcoated, but it is unfortunately a requirement. Contractors know that closing your lot will affect everyone who normally visits your business, from your employees to your customers and from delivery drivers to vendors’ representatives. That is why asphalt companies work […]

Why Parking Lot Striping and Pavement Marking is Important!

Imagine that you have recently relocated to a city that you have previously visited only briefly. You want to lease an apartment, locate nearby stores and find a new doctor, dentist, accountant or attorney. Using the local newspaper and phone book, you compile lists of possibilities, and you might even call them to discuss your […]

Why Parking Lot Maintenance is Important for Curb Appeal

“Curb appeal” is a term used to describe how attractive the exterior of a commercial or residential property appears initially. Realtors know that properties that have good curb appeal tend to sell for a higher price and in a shorter time than a similar property with a less-attractive exterior. Why Parking Lot Maintenance is Important […]

Why Sealcoating Works in Las Vegas!

If you have asphalt pavement, you need to have it sealcoated if you want it to last. Asphalt sealcoat is your pavement’s main line of defense from the wear and tear that it will encounter during normal use. It will also make your pavement more attractive and make a favorable impression on all who see it. […]

Can sealcoat make the pavement slippery when applied?

Asphalt that has been sealed should not be slippery once the sealant has dried. However, if the contractor does not mix the sealcoat properly, it can indeed make the surface slick, particularly if the pavement is wet. When preparing to apply the sealants, the product is mixed with water, sand, and additives. If too much water […]

What type of cost is expected for paving a driveway?

It is understandable that if you are planning to install an asphalt driveway, you have a great deal of interest in the cost. At first glance, you might think it is easy for a paving contractor to come up with a number. After all, surely he knows how much he pays for a square foot […]

What is the difference between hot-pour and cold- pour crack sealants?

When asphalt contractors are called to a customer’s site for an inspection and quote for filling cracks, they must decide whether to use a cold-pour or hot-pour crack sealant. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Cold-pour sealants: • Are less expensive but have a shorter life • Are ready to apply directly from the container […]

What can I do about potholes?

Most potholes are caused by the penetration of water beneath the asphalt, subjecting the pavement to heavier loads than it was engineered to bear or a combination of these two factors. Left unrepaired, a pothole can cause further damage to the pavement, but it also poses a tripping hazard to pedestrians and can damage vehicles […]

Is it too Cold to Pave?

Asphalt pavement needs to be applied hot and compacted before it loses too much heat. Late spring, summer and early autumn months are typically best for installing asphalt pavement, but in the greater Las Vegas area, the job can often be performed at other times of the year. Small repairs, such as cracks or potholes, […]

Is it Possible to Remove Pavement Markings?

Asphalt pavement professionals often need to remove pavement markings before new ones can be applied. For example, two-way streets can be changed to one-way streets (or vice versa) or regular parking spaces may need to be reconfigured for handicapped parking when designing a parking lot layout. Professionals have a number of different techniques in their […]

What is alligator cracking?

Alligator cracking, also referred to as fatigue cracking or crocodile cracking, refers to a pattern of asphalt damage that resembles the scales on an alligator’s skin. The cracks form co-joined, irregular “blocks’ that are often four-sided, such as rectangles, but they can also have more sides and on occasion, as few as three sides. Left […]

How We Seal Successfully in the Fall

Asphalt sealcoating can be applied in a season as long as the weather provides adequate cooperation. However, the shorter days and cooler temperatures of fall require some minor adjustments to ensure a quality job. Since sealants are typically at least 60 percent water, most of the adjustments are related to making sure that the moisture […]

Is it possible to pave over concrete?

In most cases, yes, you can apply asphalt pavement over concrete. Asphalt needs a strong, stable base to avoid issues that can shorten its useful life. Concrete fits the requirements for a base very well. The federal government, as well as many state and local governments, have long chosen asphalt overlays for concrete roads as […]

How do you handle oil stains on asphalt?

Pavement maintenance experts can use a variety of products and techniques to clean oil stains on asphalt. However, the average American often does not have access to the same equipment or products that professionals use. Nevertheless, it is important to remove oil stains as soon as possible (or at least remove all of it that […]

How we dispel the myth about Asphalt

Asphalt has been successfully used as a paving material for centuries. It has a reputation for being an economical choice for streets, parking lots and driveways, but it has also been the subject of some widely believed misconceptions. We would like to take this opportunity to dispel some of the most common myths about asphalt. […]

Patchwork…what’s the best time of year to do this?

Patchwork is a necessary part of maximizing the life of your asphalt pavement. Ideally, patchwork should be performed as soon as the damage occurs. Even a small crack can result in a costly repair if left untreated.  Patchwork is an importance aspect of asphalt maintenance in the Las Vegas area. Are some months preferable for […]

Safety Is Important When Hiring An Asphalt Contractor

Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals may not think about safety when they hire an asphalt contractor. They may be focused on cost, correcting a maintenance problem, or improving their flow of traffic.  However, a reputable paving company knows that safety concerns are crucial to operating a successful paving business. Safety Is Important When Hiring An […]

When sealcoating, how many coats are necessary?

No two sealcoating projects are identical with parking lot maintenance!  Determining how many coats of sealant will be needed requires evaluating the condition of the asphalt and the traffic the surface must withstand. As a general rule, however, a surface that receives only light traffic and does not need to bear heavy weights, such as […]

Does crack-filling really work?

One of the most affordable methods of repairing asphalt is to seal and fill pavement cracks. Sealing and filling cracks curtails water from seeping through the openings and damaging the asphalt’s structure. Contractors use rubberized material to cover and fill the cracks. Filler materials vary in rigidity, but the filler helps seal the cracks and […]

The History of Asphalt

Since the last half of the 19th century, asphalt pavement has been contributing to the history of the United States. Asphalt roads were a critical part of giving Americans a highway system that made it easier for them to ship their products, travel, relocate or purchase goods that were manufactured a great distance away. Asphalt […]

Are pavement sealers safe?

Pavement sealers enhance asphalt by coating it with an inviting black color that resists fuel and oil. Despite the benefits of sealants, some people are concerned that it might be harmful. However, when used properly pavement sealants are safe for both humans and the surrounding environment. Affordable Striping and Sealing is a company that provides […]

What happens with “old asphalt”?

Old asphalt is usually recycled and reused for other projects. If the top layers of old asphalt are being removed, a milling method is used to remove the layers in particles. If all asphalt layers need to be removed, extensive machinery and a saw cutting procedure is frequently used to remove the existing layers of […]

Why are there scuffs on the pavement after sealcoating?

Exploring the reasons new sealcoating gets scuff marks will enhance your ability to prevent them. Although scuff marks do not last, it can be frustrating to see them on new sealcoating.  Maintaining you asphalt parking lot is key to understanding how to deal with scuffing. Humidity and Heat Asphalt sealant reduces the likelihood of pavement […]

Do construction crews pave in the rain?

When deciding whether construction crews should pave in the rain, it is essential to consider the intensity of the rain and the safety of the employees. It is also important to assess whether contractors can properly complete the work given the weather conditions. A light, occasional sprinkle of rain is unlikely to hamper paving activities. […]

Is Asphalt a Sustainable Material?

Asphalt paving is the leading recyclable product in the United States. Other materials that are recycled into asphalt are rubber, asphalt roofing, and glass. Furthermore, plants that recycle asphalt produce minimal pollution by EPA standards. The benefits of asphalt’s eco-friendly properties make it the perfect choice for your paving needs and green living. Asphalt Helps […]

Which is better, concrete or asphalt?

Chances are if you are planning to pave an area of your commercial grounds, you will be using either concrete or asphalt. Thus, you will want to know the differences to determine which material is better for your purposes. Harsh Weather Conditions Both concrete and asphalt can last a long time when they are properly […]

How Do I Choose a Reputable Asphalt Contractor?

Not all asphalt paving contractors have the same experience, commitment to customer service — or integrity. Unfortunately, like most other businesses, the industry has its share of contractors who perform shoddy work as well as a few blatant scam artists. If asphalt is not properly installed, it will not last as it should. Knowing how […]

What is the process for asphalt sealcoating?

Don’t let your asphalt pavement fall into ruin and disrepair. An asphalt parking lot can last a very long time, but only with periodic resealing. Good thing the process is not terribly complicated. Here are the seven basic steps of sealcoating: 1. All vehicles must be removed and the parking lot blocked-off before doing anything […]

How often should a parking lot be re-striped?

Parking lot stripes, arrows and other markings provide a sense of organization and safety on your pavement property. Without proper lines and directional arrows, a parking lot will soon become an area of confusion. While there’s no simple answer for how often a parking lot should be re-striped, a good rule of thumb is to […]

What is the average lifespan of asphalt pavement?

The lifespan of asphalt pavement can vary greatly based on such factors as quality of materials and original construction, usage patterns, climate, drainage and upkeep. Well-designed and constructed pavement will last far longer than poorly constructed pavement that lacks a sound structure. Yet, even well-designed and competently constructed pavement is impacted by the other factors […]

When should a parking lot be sealed?

Asphalt sealcoating is an important part of maintaining a useful and physically appealing parking lot. As a location that attracts more traffic than other common asphalt surfaces, such as cart paths or private driveways, a parking lot is likely to sustain daily use. Additionally, parking lots generally serve private customers or the public, which creates […]

Will Sealcoating Our Parking Lot Save Us Money?

YES, sealcoating will save many thousands of dollars in maintenance and repair costs over the life of the pavement. Whether you manage a small or large property, your goal is probably to maintain it as well as possible while saving money. Although shelling out the cash for a sealcoating job might seem a bit costly, […]

Is Asphalt Bad For The Environment?

NO, asphalt is not bad for the environment. In fact, Asphalt is a VERY GREEN product. Believe it or not, asphalt is the most widely recycled material in the US, before paper or plastic! Asphalt is a form of petroleum, and the cost to produce the material is approximately 20 percent less than the overall […]

What Is the Difference Between Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating?

Asphalt surfaces can be repaired and preserved through a variety of methods. Two of those methods include asphalt paving and asphalt sealcoating. Asphalt paving is widely used, and many paving contractors will have you believe that it is the only solution to repairing and/or preserving your asphalt investment. However, this method of restoration is not […]

Will My Parking Lot Look New after Sealcoating, Crack Sealing and Line Striping?

If you wish for your parking lot to remain in excellent condition, you will likely want to put a regular asphalt maintenance program in place. While your parking lot will not look exactly as it did when it was originally paved, it will nevertheless appear elegant, restored to a “near-new” condition. With professionals working on […]

How should I prepare for a sealcoating job?

There are several things you can do to prepare for a sealcoating project. Here are a few tips to facilitate the entire process. Keep an Eye on the Weather Forecast Although you can’t control the weather, try to schedule the project for a day when it isn’t likely to rain. This will allow the coating […]

How many handicap parking spaces do I need on my parking lot?

The Americans With Disabilities Act provides for regulations regarding all restriping projects and the accessible parking spaces that must be provided to remain in compliance. Before beginning any restriping project, we ensure that your plans include these parking spaces and that they fit into the regulations so as to avoid fines and restriping in the […]

How much does parking lot sealcoating cost?

Affordable Striping & Sealing is the Las Vegas area sealcoating expert, so this is a question we often hear. The truth is, we need more information before we can provide you with a quote. At least five different factors influence the cost of parking lot sealcoating. The total price largely depends on the type and […]

We need a full service parking lot expert in Las Vegas. Can you help?

Yes, Affordable Striping and Sealing is the parking lot expert that you have been looking for in the Las Vegas area! We are a locally-owned business that is run by owner Shonda Decker. Shonda has developed a deep knowledge of the striping and sealing needs of businesses across Las Vegas while living in the city […]

What causes asphalt cracks on pavement?

There are a number of factors that make pavement especially vulnerable to asphalt cracks every year. We perform regular crack repair in Las Vegas at businesses throughout the community to help preserve and extend the life of their pavement. Why does my pavement have cracks? For starters, the sun we love and appreciate so much […]

What is the best way to approach parking lot maintenance?

To best maintain a parking lot, it is important to use commercial grade material and skilled workers that understand and know how to address particular pavement defects. Improper maintenance can be a waste of time and money if not performed properly. Affordable Striping & Sealing is the Las Vegas Parking Lot Maintenance expert with the […]

Do I need to hire an asphalt contractor to perform regular asphalt maintenance or can I do it myself?

Affordable Striping & Sealing has a tremendous amount of experience in asphalt maintenance and can maintain and repair asphalt for both commercial and residential clients. We recommend you hire an experienced Las Vegas asphalt contractor such as Affordable Striping & Sealing, LLC for a number of reasons. For starters, you want to be sure only […]

Will asphalt sealing protect my pavement from the hot Las Vegas sun?

Las Vegas weather can be extremely hot! This intense sunlight, combined with other elements and chemicals, will accelerate the deterioration process of your asphalt pavement if left unattended. Asphalt sealing is the solution to protecting and extending the life of your asphalt in this hot Las Vegas sun. Much like the protective coatings we put […]

How can I improve the look of my asphalt parking lot?

There are several things that you can do to improve the look of your parking lot without repaving. One improvement that you can make immediately is adding or repainting parking lot stripes and other appropriate markings. You can also add new signage for handicap and special parking. Clearly marked parking not only looks great, but it can help avoid […]

Should I worry about cracks in my asphalt?

You really should not leave cracks in your asphalt untreated. Unsealed cracks in asphalt allow water to penetrate the pavement’s surface. This weakens the base, leading to pavement failures and expensive repairs. Unsealed cracks also allow dirt, sand, and other substances to enter the crack. In the event of water freezing, the expansion can increase […]

What is asphalt?

Asphalt pavement is made up of stone (aggregate), sand, additives and liquid (petroleum) asphalt. Liquid asphalt – a sticky black substance – is used as the binding material in asphalt pavements. It is viscous in nature and can also be found in semi solid forms. Another common term for asphalt is bitumen. The pavement – once […]

What are the main benefits of asphalt?

Asphalt pavement is known for its durability and resilience. It is this strength that makes asphalt pavement the best option for most all paved surfaces. Most state and federal governments highly prefer asphalt pavement because of its reliability and lasting life. If it is properly laid, it need not be replaced for twenty to twenty-five […]

Do you provide asphalt maintenance in Las Vegas?

Yes we do! To successfully maintain asphalt pavement it is important you have a regular asphalt maintenance plan in place, not just when problems come up. We offer Asphalt maintenance in Las Vegas and the surrounding area. We offer a variety of plans depending on the age and state of your asphalt. Why do I […]

What is the cause of asphalt failure?

If the asphalt pavement was designed and constructed properly, the most common cause of failure is water seepage into the asphalt base. Asphalt failure often begins with the oxidation of an untreated asphalt surface. Oxidation is caused by the repeated exposure of asphalt to sunlight and causes the asphalt to become dry and brittle. The […]

What are the benefits of sealcoating?

Protection – Sealcoating your asphalt parking lot or driveway slows oxidation and water penetration and protects it from harmful chemicals like gas and oil that can drastically reduce its lifespan. Beautification – Maintaining your asphalt parking lot beautifies your business environment and makes it more inviting to prospective customers. Safety / Liability – A well maintained parking lot is sound and […]

What are the benefits of striping my parking lot?

There are many benefits to having your asphalt parking lot striped. One of the biggest benefits of striping your parking lot is safety. When lines do not exist in your parking lot or are faded, there is no structure or guidance for your customers to know where to park. You will find visitors parking in places […]