Speed bumps in and around parking lots, apartment complexes, and office buildings can help ensure the safety of employees, customers, and/or residents. And if you’re considering having speed bumps installed on your property, it’s important to choose a knowledgeable and experienced paving contractor to get the job done right.
While you don’t want the raised pavement to make people feel like they’re riding on a roller coaster or running over a boulder, you do want the speed bumps to remind drivers to slow down and be careful. This would be especially important if your pedestrian traffic includes children, the elderly, people with disabilities, or employees walking around your building at lunchtime or during work breaks.
Here in the Fort Worth area, United Asphalt Paving offers expertise in speed bump installation for commercial properties and public facilities. We use best practices for installing speed bumps to make sure they’re durable, smooth, and conform to industry standards.
We Focus on the Details
In a nutshell, here’s the process we follow when installing speed bumps:
- In addition to thoroughly cleaning the surface of the existing asphalt, our installers carefully measure and mark the area with chalk.
- We then create a two-inch notch around the perimeter of the planned speed bump area to stabilize and secure the bump, which typically consists of up to one ton of asphalt material.
- Applying a layer of liquid asphalt (also called tack oil) to the speed bump site also helps prevent potential slippage or instability.
- After the asphalt is poured, one of our crew members uses a vibratory plate to smooth out and flatten the edges (and other parts) of the speed bump.
With quality control being one of our main priorities at United Asphalt Paving, we make sure to sweep away loose asphalt and fix irregularities, such as rock pockets. If the pre-existing asphalt surface is uneven, our crew takes the time to address that first.
After overlaying the speed bump on the parking lot or driveway, we typically return in about a month to do finishing touches, such as applying sealcoat and a painted stripe.
So, when it’s time to install a new speed bump on your Fort Worth property, you know who to call: United Asphalt Paving!