Fix Parking Lot Cracks and Potholes Fast
Winter weather can wreak havoc on paved surfaces like parking lots. The dramatic fluctuations in temperature between hot and cold can leave cracks and dangerous potholes in its wake. Damage caused by winter weather and snowplowing operations also can result in an increased number of downed or damaged traffic signs.
While these issues are a natural part of the weathering process, it’s important to take care of them sooner rather than later. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to tackle your parking lot maintenance to keep your facility safe, operational and looking its best.
Cold Mix Perma-Patch is a Practical Solution for Cracks and Potholes
Repairing cracks and potholes can be costly, but if left untreated they are likely to increase in size and cause additional damage to your parking lot and the vehicles that use it. At Traffic Safety Direct, Perma-Patch is our go-to choice for fast, effective repairs.
Cold mix Perma-Patch is a permanent all-season, all-weather patching material that bonds to asphalt, concrete, steel, wood and other hard surfaces. Poured right from the bag into the hole, it displaces water and accepts traffic immediately.
Repair Cracks and Potholes in Just Three Simple Steps
Repairing cracks and potholes in your parking facility is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Remove loose debris from the crack or pothole and surrounding area.
- Pour Perma-Patch directly into the crack or pothole.
- Compact with a tamper, small plate compactor or simply drive over it.
That's it! Just pour and compact and you have instantly improved the safety of your parking lot. For a more detailed explanation of how to use Perma-Patch, watch our demo video.
Use the Same Patching Material Year Round
One 60-pound bag of Perma-Patch fills a 6-square-foot area, 1 inch deep. No mixing or special pothole preparation is required, and Perma-Patch can be used under any weather conditions in temperatures ranging from -0° to 100°. You can instantly fill hazardous cracks or craters, even in the rain or snow – without the need for heated asphalt, rolling and heavy equipment. And it has a two-year shelf life, so you can save money by using the same patching material year-round.
Make Spring Sign Maintenance a Priority
Signage plays a critical role in directing traffic and creating a safe environment in and around parking lots. But even the best signage will not protect drivers or pedestrians if it is not properly supported and maintained.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issues detailed guidelines for the maintenance of signs and sign supports. Now that spring has arrived, it is critical to make it a priority to repair, reinstall and/or replace the signs and signposts in your parking facility.
U-Channel Posts are the Preferred Choice for Sign Supports
Using the right support is critical when it comes to replacing damaged road signs, and U-Channel Steel Sign Posts are the premium choice. Versatility, durability, and affordability are just a few of the reasons why U-channel posts have long been a popular choice for displaying a variety of traffic signs.
The Benefits of U-Channel Sign Posts
Sign post design and materials are important from both a long-term maintenance and driver safety perspective. Typically, there are no barriers to shield signs from damage by vehicles or the elements, even in a parking lot.
U-channel posts are specifically designed to withstand rough use and weathering, and they are one of the most economical choices for a sign mounting post. Our durable U-channel posts are available in galvanized steel, which offers the best protection against rust corrosion, or green with a powder coating that outlasts regular paint. Posts range in size from 3 to 12 feet and are pre-drilled to match standard sign sizes.
Regular maintenance can help reduce wear and tear, control costs and keep parking lots safe for drivers and pedestrians – season after season,. At Traffic Safety Direct, we can help with all of your spring pothole and crack repair and sign projects. Give us a call – our knowledgeable sales team is happy to help!