Are You Spending Profits on Potholes?
The infrastructure of your parks, is your biggest on-going expense and will often determine annual profits or losses. Are you doing all you can to examine and invest the latest technology that will give you the best long-term ROI?
In the case of roads, your residents use them every day and naturally they will associate the condition of your roads with the overall quality of the community. Having good looking, high-quality roads will justify increasing rents.
The secret to long last roads actually lies out of sight, in the base. If and when there is erosion or pumping in the base, your asphalt will crack and begin to deteriorate. Rain water will penetrate those cracks and exacerbate the problem. When freeze thaw cycles begin, blowouts are inevitable.
The traditional approaches to road rehabilitation are the following: an asphalt overlay or remove and replace (R&R). An overlay, as implied by the word, is nothing more than a short term cover up. This is the lowest cost option but usually the worst use of capital as it does not offer any structural benefit. All issues below will transfer to the surface and cracking is inevitable. The “R&R” process involves 2-4 inches of asphalt being milled out, and then new asphalt is placed. Although a better longer-term approach to the overlay, the R&R also neglects to address issues at the base, still resulting in a poorly engineered pavement structure.
LANDLOCK is changing the game. We provide an environmentally-friendly and highly efficient alternative that addresses the cause of premature asphalt failures.... base stabilization. Through a process called Cold In-Place Asphalt Reclamation, we recycle the existing asphalt, integrate those asphalt millings into the base, thereby creating a rock-hard base that is generally 5-8 inches in depth. Once cured/hardened, this then provides the foundation on which a (reduced) minimal asphalt cap can be placed. And in many cases, the total cost will be less than the traditional approach and the benefit is longer lasting roads that require less maintenance over the years.
That’s why LANDLOCK is called Smarter Infrastructure. Please click here to request a call back to help your park achieve its maximum profitability.