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Fix a slippery surface

A slick slippery surface can be a serious hazard. Regardless of home or work the potential injury and consequences of a fall resulting from a slippery surface can be catastrophic. Jim’s Paving offer a variety of solutions for a slippery surface problem. Both our Spray On and Resin Bound Stone service can remove the problem of a slippery surface.

Our spray on systems are inherently non-slip, meaning you get the solution to your problem as well as all the other benefits and design possibilities of our spray on systems such as durability, warranty and colour stability.Spray on

You can take non slip one step further and make the slippery area permeable. Permeable surfaces allow for water to flow through the surface, meaning no standing or pooling water. Our Resin Bound Stone service can be installed as a fully permeable and trafficable hardstand surface.

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Dion Morgan

Jim’s Paving Divisional Manager

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Paving problems found during Adelaide’s Building Inspections

Uneven, cracked and displaced paving around Adelaide’s older homes, are being frequently identified in pre purchase building inspections as a safety hazard.

Recent data from Jim’s Building Inspectors in Adelaide have noted that paving defects and cracking in concrete driveways and pathways is one of the most common but easily rectified challenges new home owners face.

Causes of Paving and Pathway Damage 

“Environmental factors like the weather combined with proximity to major trees and the overall age of the paving material are the key causes of cracking to concrete paving,” said Jim’s Building Inspections Regional Manager Andrew Skinner.

1 in 4 Adelaide Building Inspections find Damaged Paving

“We find paving problems and cracked concrete in about 1 in 4 of the homes we inspect around Adelaide.”

“Vendors will often invest in property styling but it’s often the first impression, the drive way, path ways and exterior entertaining areas that home buyers first see.

Repair Paving Before Selling Your Home

“Unfortunately our reports will also usually highlight cracked and lifting pathways and paving as a Safety Hazard.  Getting paving fixed as you prepare your home for sale can save this red flag on the Building Inspection report,” said Andrew.

Basic paving repairs like removing and reinstating a new front footpath or driveway can take as little as 1-2 days to complete.

Jim’s Paving in Adelaide offers a free quotation service for anyone preparing their home for sale. (CTA)

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Heat Island effect and “Green” surfaces

The term “heat island” describes built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. Shrinking this down to your own home or business, these areas are your paved surfaces, such as your driveway, and roof. Solar energy from the sun which is absorbed by these surfaces then gets emitted as ambient heat. This ambient heat warms surrounding areas and buildings leading to increased costs of running air conditioning. Using a solar reflective coating, such as our Spray On coatings, on these surfaces reduces the heat absorbed by the surface which then gets emitted as ambient heat.

The heat island effect is generated by roads, carparks, sidewalks and courtyards. When Jim’s Paving Spray Pave coatings are applied, to a carpark for example, the running costs of air conditioning in adjacent buildings can be reduced by up to 1/3. Less electricity consumption means less carbon emissions from electricity production. Our Spray On system has found great success with schools saving money but also reducing surface temperatures so much that they can be easily walked on. Subsequently reducing the risk of heat exhaustion and other heat related ailments that children in particular can be susceptible to. This translates to other large hardstand communal or public areas where the reduced ambient heat can make for a more pleasant user experience.

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To further expand on the green aspect of solar reflective surfaces. Jim’s Paving’s Spray On coatings also extend the life of the surface they are applied to. Meaning surfaces need to be renewed less often, cutting down on the cost and emissions caused by pulling up surfaces and disposing of or recycling them. As well as the cost and emissions associated with creating the replacement surface.

We guarantee our coatings for 7.5 years, generally though the coatings will last as long as the surface they are applied to. Our coatings will adhere aggressively to concrete or asphalt as well as many other masonry substrates. While there is the major benefit of solar reflectiveness, there are even more advantages to mention when using a premium Spray On system such as ours. It’s chemical resistant, has UV stable colorants, non-slip, easier to clean, doesn’t require regular sealing, can handle any traffic including vehicular, can be virtually any colour and pattern and is user and environmentally friendly to apply being a water, not solvent, based product.

Make your hardscape areas beautiful architectural features as well as green and economically friendly. Thanks for reading, please visit our website http://www.jimspaving.net/services/spray-on-paving/ for more info. You can also call us on 131 546 and ask to speak to the divisional or email me personally at jimspavinganz@gmail.com

Thanks for reading.

Dion Morgan

Paving Division General Manager

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New services for Jim’s Paving

The Jim’s paving division has recently come under new management and is undergoing some exciting changes. The most significant of these changes being the introduction of new services into the division. So now, as well as all the previous services, Jim’s Paving offers Spray On Paving and Resin Bound Stone Paving.

If you have an asphalt or concrete surface Jim’s Paving can spray pave a large variety of colours and patterns to improve the aesthetic of your surface.

Resin bound stone gives a natural stone finish to your surface. It can be used on any concrete or asphalt surface.