Frequently Asked Questions
Q.How do potholes occur?
A. Potholes are commonly caused by the shape of the underlying ground. After the road surfacing has been laid it will soak up rain. When temperatures drop below zero degrees this water will expand causing damage to the surfacing. finally, when thawed this decrease in volume will cause the surfacing to break in a way that matches the underlying shape of the ground, therefore creating a pothole.
Q.How do I fix a pothole?
A. A pothole is most commonly fixed using a standard pothole filling material. This is definitely the most effective solution for minor driveway pothole. Larger potholes will require the assistance of a trained professional. By getting in contact with an experienced pothole specialist you can have the total peace of mind that your pothole will be repaired in a cost-effective manner and won’t deteriorate over the years.
Q. What is meant by car park surfacing?
A. Car park surfacing is a service which enables you to transform the unused space surrounding your business into facilities where potential customers can park their vehicles. Car park surfacing will commonly consist of quality surfacing material which is accompanied by thermoplastic markings which helps to clearly display parking spaces and control the flow of traffic.
Q. Why would I need a car park surfacing?
A. Your car park is the first opportunity you have to create a positive first impression for any potential customers. When someone arrives at your business they expect to be provided with the adequate parking facilities that enable them to have ease of access to your store. No matter what industry your business lays within there is no doubt that in this day and age your customers will expect parking facilities. If you already own a car park its important that you maintain it to the highest of standards, the last thing any potential customer wants is damage caused to their prized vehicle before even coming in contact with your company.
Q. What are car park markings called?
A. Car park markings are called thermoplastic markings. Practical all year round these markings can be utilised for a wide range of purposes including marking disabled bays, parking spaces, speed humps, anti‐skid applications, floor graphics and many more.
Q. How long does the average resurfacing job take?
A. The time taken to complete a resurfacing job is completely up to your needs and requirements. Luckily, to help give you an accurate time frame for a resurfacing job you can submit your resurfacing dimensions and any images of the space that needs work completing on to our team and we can provide you with a quote and an estimated time frame for how long the work will take.
Q. What surfacing is used for road construction?
Q. How can I maintain my driveway?
A. Materials such as tarmac and asphalt are extremely long-lasting but over the years chips and cracks may start to appear. Luckily, surface dressing is the best way to tackle these issues head-on. The surface dressing will help to fill any chips and cracks improving the overall appearance of the driveway, this dressing will also help protect your surfacing from future damage.
Q. Can I obtain a grant to help with playground surfacing costs?
A. There are a number of funding grant opportunities available to help spread the cost of playground surfacing costs. We recommend that you follow the Funding Grants MUGA page to keep up to date on all available funding opportunities.
Q. How much does playground surfacing cost?
A. This is completely dependent on the area you wish to cover plus type of surfacing option you desire. At Swift Surfacing we work to tailor bespoke surfacing plans for our clients so the easiest way to gauge potential costs would be to get in contact with our friendly contracts team.
Q. Do you provide playground surfacing repairs?
A. Yes, we are always on hand to provide re-surfacing, touch-ups and repairs. Many of our playground surfacing clients enlist our help because their existing surfacing or MUGA markings are worn and are in need of attention. We’ll send a representative who will assess the level of work required on your surface before providing a quote.
Q. Why is playground surfacing important?
A. Playground surfacing and educational markings play a pivotal role in the cognitive and social development of children. Furthermore, it teaches them to be creative and social whilst also encouraging physical activity. By focusing the mind, children are less inclined to participate in bad behaviours such as fighting and bullying.
Q. Are your playground markings safe?
A. Yes, our professional playground marking operatives have years experience in laying down high-quality markings that have an above average slip resistance value rating. Our thermoplastic markings are also non-toxic to humans and the environment!
Q. What is the process of getting playground markings?
A. Reaping the benefits of our playground markings starts with an enquiry either by email or phone. We will then contact you to find out more about your requirements before arranging a site visit where we will determine the number of factors such as the surface type, available space its self and well as the presence of any solid standing objects. We’ll then work with you to agree on a proposed plan of work which will then commence upon sign-off.
Q. Will the weather affect playground marking installation?
A. If recent rain has caused the installation area to become damp then thermoplastic markings cannot be installed. In some cases, if we are installing a small marking over an area where minimal moisture is present, we can dry it artificially but this is not always practical over larger areas.
Q. Who do you offer playground markings to?
A. Over the last 30 years or so Swift Surfacing has partnered with many clients to deliver some stunning playground markings. We have worked with councils, schools, universities, nurseries and even a number of domestic clients.
Q. What are Thermoplastics?
A. Thermoplastics are essentially a type polymer that can be melted into liquid form and cooled in order to form a solid surface. Conversely, they can also revert back to liquid form when exposed to the same hot temperature. Thermoplastics used for playground markings usually become pliable at about 120 degrees and once cooled are exceptionally robust and corrosion proof.