Road Surgeons Pty Ltd

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For The Best in Asphalt &
Pavement Maintenance
Sydney

(02) 8065 8011

How Do Roads Get Damaged?

Asphalt itself, when laid correctly, nature-caused issues aside, tends to last a very long time.

But if it is damaged you should have it repaired before it turns into a much larger problem, resulting in the possible need for an entire replacement.

Damage to Asphalt can have many causes, leading to several possible issues that will require attention.

There are natural causes, which we cannot really prevent, such as sun damage, from the UV rays, oxidation or earth settlement.

But there are also preventable causes of damage to asphalt, such as: 

  • Water: When that water sits on top of the road causes small cracks in the surface, water can then get into the underlying soil structure. The water can then cause the underlying soil to become weaker, allowing the traffic to fatigue and break the now poorly supported asphalt, leaving it in need of repair. 
  • Traffic: Of course, traffic itself is a common cause of wear and tear; the continuous stress caused by large vehicles and trucks can often lead to cracks and potholes. 
  • Incorrect Initial Construction: Issues can also arise if the job was not done correctly in the first place. If the asphalt mixture was not right, if it was not laid correctly or not enough or too little was used… These mistakes can lead to cracks, uneven roads or the asphalt crumbling. 
  • Oil Leaks: Oil stains for oil leaks can damage the top layers of the asphalt. If left for too long, oil can make asphalt very hard to remove or repair.

Whatever the cause, it is important to treat/repair your asphalt as soon as possible, to lessen further damage. 

You also need a reliable company, who will do the job right.

We are that company. 

Contact Road Surgeons Today
Ph: (02) 8065 8011

Concrete Pavement Structural Distress

Structural distress affects the concrete/ pavements ability to take the needed traffic.

Cracking and joint deterioration are the most common structural distresses, there are many and varied types of cracks that can occur; mostly due to environment and weather.

For different types of cracks, and different lengths or depths, there are ways to repair or restore  the concrete structure; as well as there being ways to correct and prevent before it happens in the first place, or happens again.

Concrete correction and prevention can extend the life of your pavement/ concrete. 

If you need help in this area,
Contact Road Surgeons Today
Ph: (02) 8065 8011

Line Marking

Fun Fact:

In Australia, the first use of line markings was here in Sydney, in the 1920s; when line marking was used to mark out pedestrian crossings.

In 1938, in Sydney, they began to use line marking machines to mark the roads; which has continued to this day.

Now there are services for the line marking of roads, line removal services, commercial/factory/warehouse line marking and car park line marking.

Line Marking is of such great importance, when it comes to road safety, walkways, parking areas, industrial work sites, etc. With line marking there is a clearly marked path for you, and others; accidents and collisions are avoided, which saves lives.

On the road, line marking keeps the traffic in it’s lanes, directs traffic, provides pedestrians with safe areas to cross or walk, designates lanes for cyclists or buses, tells you what rules apply where and can also give you a place to pull over if you need.

For car parks, this may be the only way to organise the flow and direction of traffic and to bring organisation and remove chaos.

This is also true for large industrial workplaces where line marking also provides safety, direction and flow of traffic and organisation, by the use of visual cues, which direct your workers via marked walkways, or a pathway for forklifts of other industrial vehicles. Line marking is also used to show where certain equipment is stored and hazards to avoid.

Overall, line marking brings organization, where there could be chaos, direction and safety.