Image Pros offers asphalt sealcoating services for both residential as well as commercial properties. Our seal coating specialists use high performance products mixed to manufacturers specifications and applied in professional and workmanlike manner.
Seal coating projects can be completed during non-business hours to minimize any business disruptions, to avoid customer safety hazards and also to assure parking lot availability.
Do you feel that you may just need asphalt repairs? At Image Pros, offer complete asphalt repair, as well. We perform resurfacing and maintenance services when needed, in order to avert costly and unnecessary asphalt replacement. It is common for asphalt surfaces to require crack filling, patching and other asphalt repair services prior to the application of asphalt sealcoating.
Do you need asphalt seal coating? In 2008 the cost of new asphalt nearly doubled, meaning that it is now more important than ever to extend the life of asphalt paving through the various means available to us. Furthermore, the like-new appearance of your paving is more inviting to customers and improves traffic safety.
Sealcoating is a process through which one or more layers of a coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mix is applied to asphalt parking lots, driveways and other asphalt paving surfaces. Asphalt sealcoating provides a new, rich, black appearance to asphalt and provides a protective barrier against asphalt damage caused by gasoline, oil, salt, water or ultraviolet rays. Sealcoating improves the exterior appearance of residential properties as well as to commercial business properties - while it increases the life of any asphalt paving area.
Asphalt Crack Repair, Asphalt Crackfilling, Blacktop Crack Repair
We also provide other asphalt maintenance services including crack seal and asphalt repairs. Crack sealing is the most important first step in maintaining an asphalt pavement, but it is often the most overlooked. All cracks in asphalt or concrete surfaces can rapidly turn into major hazards. Each year, many miles of cracks in asphalt pavements are left unsealed. This allows moisture to creep under the asphalt and pavement deterioration begins. When moisture enters a pavement crack, it slowly works its way down to erode the base. The pavement begins to sink and crumble, causing more cracks to form and creating pot holes.
This process is accelerated by freeze/thaw cycles of Midwest winters. Soon the area around the crack rapidly deteriorates and what could have been a small maintenance step has turned into a costly repair project. Crack sealing is a routine maintenance procedure that includes cleaning out the wide cracks and opening others so they are wide enough to accept sealant. We use a hot rubberized crack sealant which remains flexible. The material is heated to approximately 400 degrees, poured into the crack and then a proper bond and surface smoothness. It will then cool and harden inside the crack, preventing moisture penetration. The flexibility of our sealant allows cracks to remain sealed in spite of the expansion and contraction of pavement throughout the year.
Parking Lot Striping, Parking Space Striping, Pavement Marking
Parking lot striping helps improve the flow of traffic in your parking lot and parking areas. Properly completed parking lot striping attracts and helps customers of an establishment, making the grounds look professional and clean.
Your parking lot is the first thing your customers and visitors see at your facility. And nothing looks as good as a freshly striped parking lot. Bright, clean markings on well-maintained pavement make your lot look organized and attractive. A good-looking parking lot sends the message that your organization is efficient and well maintained. It's the first impression you give, so why not make it your best?
Parking lot atriping and pavement marking provides clearly marked stalls, handicap spaces, directional arrows, better traffic flow. We are fully equipped with the tools necessary to service these tasks up to state standard requirements. Our estimates are tailored to fit your needs.
Thermo-plastic pavement marking is the most durable marking used in the Rockford area. The reason it's so durabile is that it is applied at approximately ten times the thickness of paint markings. Thermo is a solid material that is heated to a temperature that allows it to flow. The highway stripers get their thermo in bags or blocks and melt it in huge pots. We use preformed thermoplastic that is heated with a special torch and flows and bonds with the pavement. Preformed thermo is great for small jobs in high traffic areas, but the cost is quite a bit higher than paint.
Penetrating stains are useful on concrete in areas of pedestrian traffic, like accessible ramps. The stain changes the color and seals the concrete, without changing the texture. We can comply with ADA requirements for contrasting colors while maintaining slip resistance. Stains are available in many colors.
Epoxies and Urethanes are high cost and high performance coatings. They take special skills and equipment for proper application. We generally use them for warehouse and factory floor markings that are subject to heavy forklift traffic. We use Corothane for floors because it very hard and glossy and won't get dirty like other paints. These paints adhere well to concrete, but we like to slightly roughen and clean the surface with our scarifier before painting.
And whether the work is done on weekends, at night, or in segments, there are usually several ways that we can schedule and manage your asphalt sealcoating and/or pavement marking (striping) project to keep your business open. It is advised that we avoid traffic, water or other contaminants on a new seal coating project for a minimum of 18 to 36 hours. This allows for curing and proper setting of the materials used. We will work with you to create the best approach for your business.