Services

Asphalt Overlay

Asphalt Overlay: One or more layers of asphalt constructed on top of an existing pavement

What is it?

When an asphalt parking lot develops many interconnected cracks and problem areas, it is most likely time for an asphalt overlay. An overlay occurs when a new layer of asphalt is placed on top of existing asphalt. In some cases, the addition of a layer of paving fabric (or Geotextile fabric as it is also called) may be necessary. The paving fabric is placed on top of the existing asphalt and the new layer of asphalt is placed on top of the fabric. The paving fabric helps to create a moisture barrier between the new and old asphalt, decreasing the amount of water that can enter the base and it also reduces reflective cracking on the new layer of asphalt. If the parking lot is left alone and not cared for, the cracks will continue to grow to the point where an overlay is no longer an option. At this time the entire lot would need to be removed and replaced – and at quite an expense! Proper pavement maintenance through seal coating and cracksealing can greatly improve the life span of your asphalt and deter the need for more costly repairs such as these in the future

How is it done? (No Fabric Needed)

  1. Traffic and pedestrian control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Existing asphalt is ground down or removed in preparation of overlay at transitions
  3. Existing utility covers are raised to match the new elevations
  4. The area that will receive the overlay is cleaned using a power broom, backpack blowers and scrapers
  5. Liquid asphalt adhesive, also known as tack coat is applied to the contact surfaces
  6. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  7. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris
  8. Traffic and pedestrian control devices are left up until the area is safe to drive on

Asphalt Overlay: With Pavement Reinforcement Fabric

How is it done? (Fabric Needed)

  1. Traffic and pedestrian control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Existing asphalt is ground down or removed in preparation of overlay at transitions
  3. Existing utility covers are raised to match the new elevations
  4. The area that will receive the overlay is cleaned using a power broom, backpack blowers and scrapers
  5. Liquid asphalt emulsion is applied to the areas to receive fabric
  6. The pavement reinforcement fabric is placed on the prepared area
  7. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  8. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris
  9. Traffic and pedestrian control devices are left up until the area is safe to drive on

Additionally, we recommend that the new asphalt receive an application of sealcoat 12-18 months after it is placed. The sealcoat will help to protect the new asphalt from water damage, sun damage and the damage created by gas and oil dripping from vehicles.

Pavement Repair - Removal and Replacement: Act of removing an area of failed asphalt, compacting the base, placing new hot asphalt and then compacting.

Montgomery High Paving

What is it?

As asphalt ages, it loses its ability to support traffic and begins to fail. The failure shows itself in the form of interconnected cracked areas. These cracked areas are often referred to as "alligatored" asphalt because they look like alligator skin. The most common method of repair is to excavate (remove) the damaged asphalt, compact the existing baserock and place new asphalt on top. The depth of the excavation will vary depending on the traffic load of the area and the quality of the existing base. Most typical excavations are 4" deep but in areas where there is heavy traffic or heavy equipment, such as garbage trucks the excavation could be 6" – 8" deep.

How is it done?

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Designated areas of failed asphalt are ground or excavated out
  3. The excavated materials are recycled at a local recycling facility
  4. The underlying rock base is then balanced and compacted
  5. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then the first layer is placed, shaped and compacted
  6. Liquid asphalt adhesive is sprayed on to vertical contact surfaces
  7. The final lift of asphalt is placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  8. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris
  9. Traffic and pedestrian control devices are left up until the area is safe to drive on

Skin Patching: Act of placing a thin layer of asphalt on pavement to fill voids and depressions as a temporary treatment

Muir Woods Patching

What is it?

Depressed alligator cracked areas can sometimes be skin patched if the pavement is still structurally sound. The area is cleaned and a layer of asphalt liquid (or tack coat) is sprayed on the affected area. A thin layer of asphalt is then placed on top of the asphalt liquid.

How is it done?

  1. Loose material is removed from the area to be repaired
  2. The material that has been removed is recycled at local recycling facilities
  3. Liquid asphalt adhesive, also known as tack coat is applied to contact surfaces
  4. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  5. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris

Trip Hazards: Unexpected obstructions or depressions that can cause a pedestrian to stumble or fall

Trip Hazards

What is it?

A trip hazard occurs when an unexpected obstruction is present that could cause injury to pedestrians, cyclists and wheel chair occupants. Most often trip hazards present themselves in the form of tree root damage. Tree roots are very powerful and can begin to grow against the asphalt causing it to raise. The raised asphalt creates a very serious trip hazard for pedestrians, cyclists and those with mobility problems.

How is it done? (Tree Root Damage Repairs)

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Designated areas of failed asphalt are grinded or excavated out
  3. The excavated materials are recycled at a local recycling facility
  4. Roots protruding into the asphalt are removed
  5. The underlying rock base is then balanced and compacted
  6. Liquid asphalt adhesive, also known as tack coat is applied to contact surfaces
  7. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  8. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris

How is it done ? (Trip Hazard Repair)

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Loose material is removed, designated surfaces and edges are prepped
  3. The excavated materials are recycled at a local recycling facility
  4. Liquid asphalt adhesive, also known as tack coat is applied to contact surfaces
  5. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed, shaped and compacted to conform to adjacent elevations
  6. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris

Speed Bump: Speed reducing feature of road design used to slow traffic

Speed Bump

What is it?

A speed bump is an asphalt bump that is placed on the road in order to slow traffic and reduce the through traffic. Speed bumps are very effective in helping to keep parking lots and driveways safe to drive and walk on as they reduce traffic speed. There are currently 2 main types of speed bumps that we install, asphalt and recycled rubber. Both recycled rubber and asphalt bumps are effective in slowing traffic. Asphalt speed bumps have a tendency to last a long time. Most commonly speed bumps are 3-4" tall and 1-2' wide. Another style of speed bump is called a speed hump. Humps are much wider and more drastic.

How is it done? (Asphalt Speed Bumps)

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Liquid asphalt adhesive, also known as tack coat is applied to contact surfaces
  3. New asphalt is transported to the site, and then placed and shaped to create new asphalt speed bumps
  4. The area is cleaned and disposed of all debris
  5. Speed bumps are then painted solid or striped a contrasting color

ADA Area Paving, Striping and Signs

ADA Services

What is the ADA?

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, to improve access for physically impaired people. In one-way or another, this law affects every property owner. Regardless of company size, all businesses must now have the proper amount of accessible stalls. We can help you determine based on the size of your parking lot how many accessible stalls are required. Below is a brief explanation of ADA regulations. This is not a complete description and these laws change frequently. Please seek the advice of an ADA certified expert or an attorney for complete and up to date regulations.

What are the requirements for ADA Stalls?

The law requires at a minimum there must be at least 1 van-accessible stall in every affected parking lot.

Van accessible stalls include the following:

  • Parking Space must be a minimum of 9' wide and 18' long
  • For Van spaces there must be an access aisle opposite the drivers side. This is an 8' wide hashed zone with the words "No Parking" stenciled in it. This is sometimes referred to as the hashed loading zone. (For non Van ADA stalls this access aisle is only required to be 5' wide minimum)
  • The Parking space shall be designated for ADA use by painting a 36" x 36" white and blue profile of a wheelchair in the stall
  • Each stall must also be marked with the appropriate ADA signage
  • Slopes cannot exceed 2% grade

Here are some key points about ADA parking areas.

  • Accessible parking stalls must be located on the shortest accessible route to the facility it serves
  • Wheelchair users must not be forced to walk behind any parked cars other than their own
  • The maximum slope within an accessible parking stall and the adjacent access aisles cannot exceed 2% in ANY location
  • The access aisle must be level with the accessible route or have a proper ramp to the sidewalk
  • A wheel stop (bumper) is required on spaces where there is no curb or other barrier to prevent encroachment on required walkways and protect signage

Our Company is skilled at every aspect of ADA parking stall installation. We can help you with everything from paving the ADA parking spaces, placement of the ADA curb ramp, painting the asphalt, installation of the signs, or anything else required for your situation.

Cracks

Crack Repairs

What Causes cracks?

As pavement ages, it loses its ability to bend and flex with changing weather conditions and small cracks begin to appear. Once the pavement is cracked, water enters the base and causes it to soften and the damage to spread. To slow this type of aging it's recommended that the cracks be sealed. It is best to treat the cracks early on so that the damage is kept to a minimum. By properly sealing and filling cracks, you can reduce the amount of water entering the cracks and seeping into the base. Once water is in the base it can begin to wash away valuable aggregate causing larger and more expensive problems.

Common types of cracks:

  • Longitudinal Cracks: Cracks or breaks in the pavement that are parallel to the center line
  • Reflective Cracks: Cracks in an asphalt overlay that reflect the cracks in the base beneath
  • Alligator Cracks: Interconnected cracks that look like alligator skin

Types of crack sealer:


Cold Pour Crack Filling and Sealing

How its done?

  1. Cracks 1/4" and wider are hand routed to provide sealant reservoir
  2. Cracks are then wire brushed and the loose debris is removed with forced air units
  3. Cracks are then filled and sealed with emulsified crack sealer

Hot Rubberized Crack Filling And Sealing

How is it done?

  1. Cracks 1/4" and wider are hand routed to provide sealant reservoir
  2. Cracks are then wire brushed and the loose debris is removed with forced air units
  3. Blocks of crack seal material are melted down in special melters and the melted material is placed in the cracks.

"Alligator" Cracked Area Sealing

How is it done?

  1. Area is cleaned with a wire brush area and loose debris is removed with forced air units
  2. Designated cracked areas are sealed with "Gator-Aid" seal product. “Gator-Aid” is a blend of asphalt emulsion, ground rubber, glass fibers, and plasticizers specifically designed to seal alligator cracked asphalt.

Seal coat: Mixture of asphalt emulsion and sand placed on asphalt pavement surfaces to help preserve, weatherproof and rejuvenate

Asphalt Seal Coat

What is it?

Sealcoat is to asphalt what sunscreen is to your skin. Sealcoat acts as a barrier between chemicals and environmental factors. Once sealcoat is applied it helps to protect your asphalt from the sun's damaging UV rays, water, oil, gasoline and other chemicals. A layer of sealcoat also acts as a waterproofing agent, minimizing the amount of water that can enter the pavement. When water enters the pavement it has a detrimental effect. Not only does an application of sealer protect the pavement, the new evenly black color is more pleasing to the eye and helps to project a more positive image of the facility. Seal coating your asphalt is one of the most important and cost effective pavement maintenance options.

The type of asphalt sealer we use is"Overkote Plus" sealer. “Overkote Plus” Sealer includes 2% latex polymer for increased durability and flexibility, also # 30 sand is included to our mix design to help fill your "rough" asphalt areas. Sealcoat should be applied when the temperature is at least 60 degrees, with no threat of rain. Depending on the use of the pavement, the sealer should be reapplied every 3 – 5 years.

How is it applied?

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Utility boxes are covered, the perimeter is hand routed and wire brushed until clean
  3. Oil or grease deposits are heated and scraped from surface
  4. Loose debris is then removed by means of forced air units or a power broom
  5. Sand is blended with the sealer as needed in the on-site mixing machine
  6. Sealer is placed on designated areas per manufactures recommendations
  7. Sealed area will remain closed to traffic and pedestrians for curing

Slurry Seal: Combination of aggregate, asphalt emulsion and fillers. When applied it fills voids and extends pavement life. Ideal for older pavements when an overlay is cost prohibitive

Slurry Seal

What is it?

Slurry seal is the most versatile of any pavement surface treatment. It is a durable surface treatment that fills voids and provides a skid resistant surface. Slurry seal is ideal for older pavements when an overlay is cost prohibitive. It also has the ability to hide patches due to application thickness. Slurry seal is a tough, long lasting surface treatment for asphalt pavement.

Slurry seal is a combination of aggregates, asphalt emulsion and fillers mixed together with water for workability. It is made with a specially designed mixing truck. This special truck carries sand, oil and water, which are blended together. The mixing of the material and spreading is a continuous operation performed on the job site. The slurry seal material is applied to an existing pavement surface by means of a spreader box, which lays down the slurry coat as the mixer/spreader is driven forward.

Due to the heavy aggregate content, slurry seal surface rocks will become loose. This loss of surface rocks is also called raveling. The surface tends to be soft, especially in warm weather conditions, and will be susceptible to power steering tears during its curing period. Cracking will sometimes reflect through slurry seal due to expansion and contraction of the asphalt.

How is it applied?

  1. Pedestrian and traffic control devices are set up to create a safe work environment
  2. Utility boxes are covered, the perimeter is hand routed and wire brushed until clean
  3. Loose debris is then removed by means of forced air units or a power broom.
  4. Deliver rock mixture (Caltrans type 37-2 spec aggregate) asphalt cement emulsion and admixtures to the jobsite
  5. Meter and blend compounds with on-site manufacturing machine
  6. Place 1/4" rock slurry on designated area with machine screed and detail tight areas
  7. Sealed area will remain closed to traffic and pedestrians for curing.

Striping, Signage and Wheelstops

Striping, Signage and Wheelstops

For Parking Lots

Striping a parking lot brings order and creates an efficient use of the paved area. Clearly marked stalls, directional arrows, no parking areas and handicap symbols create a problem free parking lot. The flow of the traffic is critical to maximize the parking lot to its highest use. Property owners should make sure that the striping is compliant with all current Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations. Stripe 'N' Seal uses the latest in airless striping machines for uniform lines, clean edges and proper application rates of paint. The striping paint is designed for parking lot marking with a quick dry feature for fast return to traffic.

Sometimes in order to maintain a harmonious lot, it may be necessary to install signs, bollards and wheel stops. Don’t worry – we're pro's at installing these as well.

For Playgrounds

Over the years we have had the opportunity to work at schools all over northern California. We are very skilled at playground markings and games and can even help you come up with a custom game or stencil for your playground. With so many different game options and colors to chose from, your imagination is the limit. For a small investment, the students can be given a bright beautiful playground, with games suited to help them stay fit.


Pavement markings and signage are always one of those eleventh hour items needed to turn a project over to our clients. Stripe 'N' Seal is a company that we can always count on for timely scheduling, accurate layouts, professional service and fair pricing. They are prompt with their administrative correspondence and field personnel always have a strong knowledge of code and ADA requirements. Stripe 'N' Seal & Aaron Paving help make a project easier when things are down to the wire."

-Michael Quesenbury, CSI, CDT, LEED AP
Estimator/Project Manager, Jim Murphy & Associates

I like doing business with Stripe 'N’ Seal for any number of reasons. They are prompt to come out and look at potential jobs and advise on how they can best be done. Their prices are always very competitive and fair. Their finished product is always excellent and requires no returns and fixes. Their entire staff is friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure doing business with Stripe 'N' Seal. I definitely recommend Stripe 'N' Seal to my staff and to any others and will certainly call them for future work."

-Edison Lewis CPM
Certified Property Manager, Keegin & Coppin Co., Inc.

I have contracted with a variety of paving companies, however, over the past 5-years, I’ve kept to Stripe 'N’ Seal. I remain 100% satisfied with their work."

-Erinne Mickle
Property Manager, Basin Street Properties

Stripe 'N' Seal has been a great company to do business with. They have always been very prompt to come out and look at what we need done no matter how big or small the job is."

-Daniel Hebel
Maintenance & Operations Supervisor, Rincon Valley Union School District

I very much appreciate that Stripe 'N' Seal took the time to meet with me, provide a proposal and ultimately mobilize so quickly on our paving and striping project. My client was really happy that we took care of their problem in such short order- and it looks great!"

-Larry D. Townsend
Estimator/ Project manager, C.L.Y. Inc., dba Sonoma-Marin Construction

Your company is unique because your quality of work is always consistent. It is easy for us to do business with you because your price is always competitive."

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Business Coordinator, Codding Construction

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