Ensuring the safety of your commercial property is a top priority, and your asphalt surfaces play a significant role in this regard. Proper safety measures on your asphalt can help prevent accidents, injuries, and potential liabilities. In this blog, we’ll explore essential safety considerations for your asphalt surfaces, with insights from Sheedy Paving, your trusted partner in pavement safety.


  1. Slip Resistance


Slippery asphalt surfaces can pose a significant safety hazard, especially in wet or icy conditions. To enhance slip resistance:


  • Consider asphalt mixtures with appropriate aggregate sizes and texture.
  • Regularly maintain and clean your asphalt surfaces to remove oil and debris that can make them slippery.
  • Apply slip-resistant coatings if necessary to improve traction.


  1. Adequate Lighting


Proper lighting in your parking lot and on your asphalt surfaces is crucial for safety, especially during nighttime hours. Insufficient lighting can lead to accidents, theft, and vandalism. Ensure that:


  • Parking lots and walkways are well-lit to provide clear visibility.
  • Lighting fixtures are regularly maintained to prevent outages.
  • Lighting complies with local safety regulations.


  1. Clear Pavement Markings


Well-defined pavement markings are essential for guiding traffic and ensuring pedestrian safety. To maintain clear markings:


  • Regularly repaint parking spaces, directional arrows, and crosswalks.
  • Use high-quality, durable paint or thermoplastic markings that resist wear.
  • Comply with local regulations regarding handicap-accessible spaces and fire lanes.


  1. Traffic Flow Design


Efficient traffic flow design can prevent congestion and reduce the risk of accidents. Consider:


  • Proper lane widths and traffic patterns that accommodate your property’s specific needs.
  • Implementing traffic-calming measures like speed bumps where necessary.
  • Ensuring that entrances and exits are clearly marked and easily accessible.


  1. Regular Maintenance


Ongoing maintenance of your asphalt surfaces is vital for safety. Regularly inspect your asphalt for:


  • Cracks and potholes that can pose tripping hazards.
  • Drainage issues that can lead to standing water and icy patches.
  • Faded or worn pavement markings that need refreshing.


Sheedy Paving offers comprehensive maintenance services to keep your asphalt surfaces safe and in top condition.


Conclusion: Partner with Sheedy Paving for Asphalt Safety


In conclusion, prioritizing safety on your commercial property’s asphalt surfaces is essential for the well-being of your customers, tenants, and visitors. Partnering with Sheedy Paving ensures that your safety measures are expertly addressed, helping you avoid accidents, injuries, and potential liabilities.


Whether it’s improving slip resistance, enhancing lighting, or maintaining clear pavement markings, Sheedy Paving has the expertise to make your asphalt surfaces safer. Contact us today to discuss your safety needs and discover how our proven solutions can benefit your commercial property.