Lake Geneva Parking Lot Striping

When building a new parking lot or remodeling an existing one, there are a lot of different factors to consider: how traffic should flow, how many spaces your business needs, and, most importantly, laws and regulations you need to follow. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) states requirements that must be followed to allow accessibility for those who are not able bodied. While these laws can vary state by state, here are some of the biggest for Wisconsin. 

  • There are a certain number of handicap parking spots required that varies based on the number of spaces you offer. In most cases, you will need one accessible parking space for every 25 spaces offered. 
  • Handicap Spaces must be 12 feet wide so there is room on both sides of the vehicle for entering and exiting. 
  • Handicap spaces must be as close to the entrance of the building as possible.
  • Designated spaces must have clear signage stating they are for handicap use only. 
  • 1 of every 6 accessible parking spaces must offer a 60 inch aisle for easy access to those who are physically disabled. This is often labeled as “van accessible.” 
  • Accessible spots must be well maintained and cleared of all snow, ice, leaves, potholes, cracks, and anything else that could cause injury to a patron of your business. 

This is just a brief explanation of a few requirements public facilities have to follow. At Armored, we will always help you stay compliant with ADA regulations. Failure to comply can lead to fines and citations. We will help you understand the requirements specific to your business so that you can avoid citations and most importantly keep your customers, clients, and employees safe. Laws and requirements can change at any time, so we recommend staying up to date on all ADA requirements for your business. 

SO what happens if your parking lot isn’t up to code? If your lot was last redone before the requirements changed in 2010, you are safe from any fines or citations. If it has been done since then, you have been lucky up to this point avoiding any issues. Either way, it is time to update your parking lot! While it may not be required, creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of your patrons is the best way to thank them for their loyalty and dedication to your business! 

If your parking lot is in need of an update, it’s time to call Armored Asphalt for a free quote today!

Midwestern winters are tough on many things, including your concrete! Especially when the weather is cooling down and warming up, the dramatic changes cause expanding and contracting of the asphalt. All of the added strain can in turn cause the concrete to crack along pressure lines. 

Not only can these cracks be unsightly, they can be detrimental to the structure of your asphalt. When cracks appear, they will continue getting deepers until they reach the foundation which can cause shifting and further costly damage. There is no way to keep the weather away from your asphalt, but there are ways to protect it! Keeping up with routine maintenance like seal coating and plowing is one of the best ways to prevent cracking. When you do start to notice cracks, get them filled as soon as possible. 

Filling cracks is the only way to stop cracks from reaching the foundation. Small cracks are much simpler to fill with a simple sealant, while large cracks will need to be cleared out, prefilled with a substrate, and then filled with a sealant. The larger the crack, the harder it is to fill. Get cracks fixed as soon as you can to prevent costly repairs. When you start to notice cracks and imperfections, contact Armored Asphalt to schedule maintenance today!

Parking Lot Sealcoating Greenfield, WI

At Armored Asphalt, we take great pride in our work. We want to provide honest high quality services to residents and business owners of Kenosha, Wisconsin and the surrounding area. We offer many different services including laying new asphalt, stripping out old asphalt, patching, sealcoating, routine maintenance, and plowing. Need help with something else? Give our team a call. We’re always up for a new challenge. 

We are fully licensed and insured and ready to take on any project you throw our way. We are so sure that we will wow you every time that we offer a complete guarantee of all of our services. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, call our office today and we will make it right!

Ready for your free no obligations quote? Contact us online or call our office at (262) 515-4150 today!

When pavement develops cracks it allows things like weeds to start sprouting up through the asphalt. Not only is this unsightly, it also can cause damage to the structure of the road, driveway, or parking lot. To prevent costly damage, here are some of our favorite ways to stop weeds from taking over!

  1. The obvious is weed killer. There are many different kinds of sprays and powders you can get to put in between cracks to kill and prevent weeds from sprouting. These can be effective temporarily, but don’t fix the underlying issues. 
  2. Seal the cracks. There are quite a few options that you can purchase to do this yourself, but for long lasting results we recommend contacting a professional like Armored Asphalt out of Kenosha, Wisconsin to make sure the job is done to last!
  3. Pick the existing weeds immediately. This prevents more seeds from dropping and spreading. 
  4. A simple quick fix is boiling water. Boiling hot water kills weeds instantly on contact making it a cheap and eco-friendly fix. Make sure you pour very carefully to prevent any burns to your skin!

These are all decent ways to temporarily fix a weed problem, but the best route to go would be to get to the root (pun intended!) of the problem and fix the cracks in the surface! Do you want to know what your options are? Contact Armored Asphalt of Kenosha, Wisconsin today to set up your no obligation quote at (262) 515-4150.

Commercial Snow Plowing

Armored Asphalt works with many different commercial companies to ensure that their parking lots are cleared and salted to ensure the safety of customers and employees. The easiest way to do this is by starting a snow plowing contract with us. A contract is one set rate no matter how many times it snows ensuring that you are a top priority for our team no matter when snow hits! While we may be able to fit a few extras in, we cannot guarantee our staff will have time. A contract can run for one season, or if you already know you love us we can set it up for many years to come! Don’t get stuck with a parking lot full of snow! Call us today at (262) 515-4150 to set up a snow removal contract with Armored Asphalt!

Asphalt Maintenance

Whether it’s a road, a parking lot, trail, or driveway, asphalt is a cost effective and sturdy paving material that is easy to maintain and fix when the time comes. Rain, snow, sun, and heavy traffic are just a few examples of environmental stressors that can cause damage to asphalt, but there are ways to protect and prevent these things from causing major costly damage:

  1. Depressions. These are caused by repetitive stress like tires (this is often found in parking spots) or poor support when the asphalt was first poured. The best way to remedy this to prevent further damage in the future would be to remove the effective patch and start from the bottom. Refilling subgrade and pouring fresh asphalt will make the spot good as new and save you from costly repairs in the future!
  2. Potholes. Potholes are large bowl-like holes in the asphalt that go down to the base level. Beyond being an eyesore, potholes can be extremely dangerous and can cause major damage to vehicles as well as add a trip hazard to pedestrians which can result in costly lawsuits. The best way to prevent potholes is to watch for alligator cracking (lines caused by structural failure often found in heavy traffic areas) and sealcoating when these lines may appear. If it’s too late, the only way to fix a pothole is to remove any debris and moisture from the hole, refill with asphalt and flatten with a drum roller. 
  3. Edge cracks. Edge cracks are mostly found on more rural roads and driveways. These are caused by a lack of support and heavy traffic. The best way to prevent this is to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for drainage to keep excess moisture from breaking down the asphalt. Another preventative measure would be to apply a layer of sealcoating immediately after the asphalt cures to protect against weather. 

Preventing your asphalt from costly damage is simple with timely maintenance. Contact Armored Asphalt today at (262) 515-4150 to set up a no cost quote for routine maintenance or to fix any of these issues you may have!

commercial sealcoating

Hiring a professional company of any kind is a huge investment, but how do you know where to invest your money? Here are our top five must haves when hiring a professional sealcoating company to get a project done:

  1. Read reviews online. Reading reviews posted on Google, Yelp, or other media platforms is a fantastic way to see what others in your area have to say about a business. While online reviews are a helpful tool, keep in mind that people are more likely to post a negative review than a positive. This is a good time to remind you to always leave a positive review when you love an experience with any company from a restaurant to an asphalt company. Leaving positive reviews is the best way to support local small businesses!
  2. Ask your neighbors. Asking others is the best way to find a trustworthy company. If you’re looking to get your parking lot repaved, and you know another business who just got theirs done, ask for their experience! 
  3. Check for licenses and insurance. Your business is an investment all in itself and checking for proper licenses and insurance is the best way to keep that investment safe. While no one ever wishes something would go wrong, accidents happen which is why we have insurance. 
  4. Get a few quotes to compare pricing. There is nothing wrong with talking to different companies. If you don’t shop around you’ll never know if you’re getting the best deal, but remember the cheapest price isn’t always the best deal!
  5. Last, ask for other project samples. Nowadays most companies will have a gallery on their website, but never be afraid to ask for more. Finding a company with experience in similar projects to yours is a great way to ensure a positive outcome, but don’t back down to working with a company to try something new as well! Professionals love a challenge! Just make sure to work together every step of the way to make sure you’re always on the same page!

Now that you know the steps to hiring an amazing asphalt team, look no further and contact Armored Asphalt today to set up a hassle free, no obligation quote! Our number is (262) 515-4150! We look forward to hearing from you!

New Sealcoat Parking Lot

Seal coating is a cost effective protective process that involves covering asphalt in a fresh layer of asphalt followed by a thin layer of a coal-tar based sealer. Seal coating has many benefits that help protect and preserve your parking lot. Sun, gas, oil, and the weather all can be extremely damaging to surfaces. Sealcoating acts as a protective barrier to prevent damage from these elements. When asphalt cracks or chips it can continue to get worse as time goes by, filling these in with sealcoating helps stop the damage and prevent costly repairs in the future. Keeping asphalt sealed also helps snow and ice melt faster preventing slips and slides from cars and pedestrians. On top of all of these, sealcoating also gives your parking lot a clean, fresh appearance. 

Armored Asphalt of Kenosha takes great pride in our sealcoating. Our two step process provides stronger and longer lasting results than other professional and DIY sealcoating.   Is sealcoating the best option for you? Call our team today at (262) 515-4150 or contact us online to set up a consultation!

Kenosha Asphalt Patching & Pothole Repair

Asphalt driveways are popular in the midwest for many reasons. The smooth blacktop adds curb appeal. Maintaining asphalt is fairly easy and inexpensive when you book the right contractor for sealcoating.

Asphalt Crack Filling Racine

Your pavement will last longer when properly maintained. If you’ve installed a new asphalt driveway or parking lot in the last few years, you know firsthand how much asphalt paving costs, and you’ll want to make sure your investment lasts as long as possible.