A Lesson in Smart Parking - Car Park Resurfacing Ipswich

Local to Booth Tarmacadam’s Suffolk hub, Gorseland School needed its on-site car park resurfacing on Martlesham Heath Ipswich.

At Booth Tarmacadam we encourage and support all our staff to do the necessary homework to pass their site safety courses and health, safety and environmental for operatives exams with flying colours – the resulting CSCS ‘Green’ Cards give them the go ahead to be a fully-fledged part of the team on site.

Sometimes though, even our qualified members of our professional and insured team find themselves back at school sooner than expected. As one of East Anglia’s longest-serving independent tarmac surfacing contractors, we regularly find ourselves called in to install  hard surfacing at schools in Suffolk – at Gorseland School Ipswich recently, it was a staff/ visitors’ car park which needed some quality attention and resurfacing expertise.  

With our specialist knowledge of the wide range of tarmac solutions and applications, Booth Tarmacadam is very well prepared to work to a school’s budget and make everything add up. We’ll even jump through hoops wherever possible to give our school, college, academy and university customers a sporting chance of getting site work done during those all-important out-of-term installation ‘windows’. 

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Multiple Choices – Experts in commercial tarmac resurfacing options for car parks in Ipswich

There are all sorts of options available when considering laying a hard-wearing, smart and smooth surface for parking or forecourt areas at schools, organisations and businesses. Both tarmac and resin-bonded gravel or granite surfaces come in different colours, but cosmetics and budgets aside, it’s of paramount importance to ensure a properly draining tarmac surface solution appropriate for the location and level of wear and tear. 

At this school car park, a 6mm stone mastic asphalt (SMA) was the optimum solution. Textured, durable and rut-resistant, SMA is ideal for car parks, industrial estates and access roads - with a higher content of coarse aggregate than tarmacadam, the product is more stable and less likely to deform. 

What’s more, it’s ideal for noise-conscious environments like learning establishments as the surface texture characteristics of the SMA means that heavy traffic actually generates less noise than traffic on other surfaces.  

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Doing Lines the Smart Way – Suffolk thermoplastic surfacing solutions for car parks 

We’re not sure if 21st century students get given lines to do at school like in the old days, but at Booth Tarmacadam, we certainly do! 

The delineation of parking spaces doesn’t just make for tidy parking – smart parking in marked out spaces is a safety measure too. It’s important to get it agreed and get it right, to help traffic management and make the best use of the parking area available. 

Using the latest in thermoplastic line marking techniques, putting parking grids on completed SMA or tarmac surface is the icing on the cake, so to speak. From laying out durable markings for basic parking space boxes to delineated pedestrian walkways, we can ensure that instructions to all car park users are clear.

Although this Ipswich school car park resurfacing work at Martlesham Heath had just standard requirements for line marking, we are often required to finish off resurfacing jobs at schools such as playgrounds with coloured artwork. Find out more about our colourful and creative tarmac and thermosplastic solutions » 

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For more lessons in smart parking and other manoeuvres from the Booth Tarmacadam team, why not check out our lads taking their roller exams?

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