There are many types of specialty situations that may arise on your property which require your attention. Reducing liabilities and keeping your property in compliance helps add long-term value to your property while reducing short-term cash outflow. 3-D Paving & Sealcoating has the knowledge and expertise necessary to perform all of your property maintenance needs!
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It is a civil rights action that mandates that all properties are prohibited against discriminating against individuals with disabilities via denying them access to public places. Additionally, some parking lots are required to reserve one or more spaces for people with disabilities, depending on the size of the lot.
The two most-common areas affected by the ADA are handicap parking spaces and handicap ramps. These two features often work hand-in-hand to allow people in wheelchairs to gain access to a building. The number of handicap parking spaces required in a parking lot is determined by the number of total available parking spaces. These handicap parking spaces have very specific measurements and must also border an access aisle with the most direct route to the building. Handicap parking spaces must have an appropriate cross-slope that is not too steep, as well. Proper signage is also required to denote these spaces. Our Pavement Markings crew has the experience necessary to ensure your striping and signage is in compliance.
Handicap ramps must be made available wherever there is a change in elevation that would normally be inaccessible to people with disabilities. These ramps are required to have a certain slope, and depending on the length of the ramp, may also require handrails. Handicap ramps usually have a Detectable Warning Mat at the base to indicate the start of a vehicular traffic-bearing surface such as a roadway. Our crews handle concrete handicap ramps in parking lots all over South Florida.
Drainage structures are found throughout your parking lots and roadways as receptacles for the water that accumulates onsite. Drainage structures can be catch basins, retention areas, or in-line drains built into curbs. These structures need regular maintenance in order to remain effective.
Retention areas will occasionally become overgrown after long periods of time, and depending on the surrounding surfaces, may need to be maintained in order to continue accepting new water.
Catch basins should be cleaned regularly, and special attention should be paid to the asphalt or concrete around the grate. If the setting of the catch basin is too high, water will not make it into the drain. It is important to make sure repairs made around catch basin grates don’t affect the long-term flow of water into the basin.
Standing water is just a symptom of a bigger problem. Puddle prevention begins with proper drainage structure maintenance. The long-term health of any parking lot or roadway is rapidly deteriorated by standing water. Let 3-D Paving & Sealcoating give your drainage an assessment to better protect your property!
Speed Bumps, Speed Humps, & Speed Tables are specially designed speed-control devices installed in parking lots or roadways to inhibit vehicular traffic from achieving unsafe speeds. Traditionally, speed-control devices were made of asphalt, however, recently some companies have started manufacturing them out of recycled rubber or plastic.
Asphalt bumps, humps, and tables are installed and repaired by our asphalt crews. For repairs, the existing damaged asphalt is saw-cut and removed. Next, a layer of asphalt emulsion, or tack, is applied to the area which ensures asphalt adhesion. Then hot mix asphalt is supplied and installed. The asphalt is compacted with a plate compactor and hand-tampers to form the proper shape at the correct thickness. Once the asphalt has been properly compacted, the new device is painted with the requisite markings, whether it be solid yellow, or chevrons.
For recycled rubber or plastic bumps, humps and tables, the first step in installation is determining the installation hardware. For asphalt surfaces, the speed control devices are installed using anchor bolts that are installed into the existing asphalt. For concrete surfaces, the devices are installed using a resin. The area is cleaned and prepped prior to the devices being installed.
Parking garages are concrete structures that allow a property to maximize the available parking by extending the surface area vertically. Parking garages are common at hotels, condos, convention centers, airports, and any other property that needs to accommodate a large number of visitors. The floors of parking garages are typically 6” thick slabs that are reinforced with rebar. The concrete surfaces can either be sealed or untreated. Additionally, expansion joints are installed at 10-12’ intervals to allow for the natural movement of the slab.
3-D Paving & Sealcoating performs all manner of parking garage repair and maintenance services. Whether you need sealing, pressure cleaning, striping (with either acrylic or water-based paint,) or crack sealing/repairs, 3-D Paving & Sealcoating has you covered.
Parking garage repairs are performed by saw-cutting and removing the damaged slab with a professional grade wet saw. New rebar is doweled into the existing slab to add stability and tensile strength to the new area. Then a form is built to contain the bottom of the repair area. The surrounding existing slab acts as the horizontal form for the repair. Concrete is poured into the repair area and allowed to cure. Finally, the surface is treated to match the existing surrounding slab.