A car park is an important introduction to your business, school, strata development or organisation. This is a chance to make a good impression as well as creating easy access to and from your facility.
Are you looking to install a brand-new car park or is your already existing car park in need of repair? Let us help you. Since 1993 our team at Claremont Asphalt has helped homeowners, commercial properties and others with complete constructions of new car parks as well as repairing existing ones.
Carpark construction includes:
- Site preparation
Like in any other project, a good foundation is vital for a good product that is why the site preparation is a key component of our process. The area needs to be appropriately prepared before construction can begin. We clear the area of debris, level the site as well as attend to roots and other obstructions. By conducting a thorough site preparation, we will improve the lifespan of your car park and reduce your long-term maintenance fees.
- Drainage installation
As with the site preparation, drainage installation is crucial to increase the longevity of your asphalt car park. With very little water absorption, asphalt needs adequate drainage to prevent water build up that can lead to structural damage. Achieving an effective drainage solution involves a correct slope gradient, the use of suitable materials and an accurate project plan.
- Base work
The base work forms the foundation for the asphalt to be laid cleanly on top. It’s the base that sits underneath that allows the asphalt to be successfully reinforced. It involves compacting the lower level of soil, which is then covered in a base mix of typically road base or limestone.
Depending on the location, space, and style, some car parks may include a form of kerbing. While not essential for all car parks, kerbing is recommended if the edge of the asphalt is regularly being driven over. Kerbing also offers a nicer finish on edges and corners, giving the asphalt a cleaner look. There are many styles of kerbing that can be customised to suit the design and location.
- Speed humps
Speed humps are installed in certain car parks to slow down traffic and maintain a safe environment. As with kerbs they are customised to the specifications and measurements of the car park. Some areas may need larger more robust speed humps for a larger or more frequent level of traffic. Smaller or multiple speed humps may be more applicable for smaller car parks. All requirements will be included in the construction plan.
- Pedestrian crossings and wheelchair ramps
Due to their nature, most car parks are high pedestrian access areas. This means pedestrian crossings can become very important to car park safety. They can be designed and marked out in the places of high traffic. Wheelchair ramps might also need to be included in car parks that have steep inclines or with entrances that have limited access.
- Machine or hand laid asphalt
These are the two main methods used in asphalt construction. While heavy machines such as rollers and asphalt trucks make the construction much easier, smaller car parks may also be hand laid. It all depends on the scale, budget, and plan of the project.
- Line marking
Once the construction of the car park has been completed, the final stage of the process is line marking. Line marking in a car park can be to mark parking bays, highlight certain areas or direct traffic. It is essential a professional asphalt company does the line marking; they need to be long lasting and contrasting to stand out from the asphalt. If not marked clearly or if lines start to fade, they can quickly become a safety issue.
Why choose Claremont Asphalt?
Our team at Claremont Asphalt are committed to giving you the best service possible. We believe in transparency and ensuring you feel secure every step of the way. We are a trusted and family-owned business and pride ourselves on finishing projects in a timely manner, working with your budget constraints. With a team with more than 20 years of experience, we can guarantee great quality instalment and repairs of your driveway.
Contact Us Today To Discuss Your Asphalt Carpark Queries