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Lake Worth Beach is located at 26°37′11″N 80°3′31″W / 26.61972°N 80.05861°W / 26.61972; -80.05861, bordering West Palm Beach to the north, Lake Clarke Shores to the northeast, and Lantana to the south. The municipal beach section of the city borders Palm Beach, while Lake Worth Beach is also located just east of Palm Springs. Lake Worth Beach is located about 64 miles (103 km) north of Miami. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.81 square miles (18 km2), of which 5.89 square miles (15 km) is land and 0.92 square miles (2 km2) (13.51%) is water. The average elevation of Lake Worth Beach is 16 ft (4.9 m).

Several geographical features in Palm Beach County somewhat confusingly share the name "Lake Worth." The city of Lake Worth Beach is named after a lagoon which is officially known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. This lagoon opens to the Atlantic Ocean at the Port of Palm Beach via the Lake Worth Inlet. The next closest inlet exists farther south in Boynton Beach. The port and two inlets are all distant from the actual city of Lake Worth Beach. The lake is a long channel that spans much of east-central and northeastern Palm Beach County; indeed, the Intracoastal Waterway traverses the length of the lagoon. The manmade inlets to the ocean have replaced the natural freshwater with saltwater, such that the lagoon is actually now an estuary, instead of a true lagoon.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has mapped most of Lake Worth Beach in the Southern Florida Flatwoods land resource area. Deep, poorly drained acidic sandy soils are typical for the area; they have gray topsoil, white subsoil, and a dark hardpan. Much of Lake Worth Beach is built on a rapidly drained white or gray sand which is too dry and infertile to support vigorous plant growth. The western outskirts of Lake Worth Beach are in the Southern Florida Lowlands area. Topsoils there are sandy, but the subsoils have a much higher content of clay and the soils are relatively fertile. As in the flatwoods, these soils are poorly drained for many purposes unless drainage systems are installed.

Although the incorporated city of Lake Worth Beach is small geographically, as is common in Palm Beach County, a large unincorporated urbanized area with a Lake Worth postal address lies to the west of the city. Only two zip codes are within the city's boundaries, 33460 and the eastern edge of 33641, while 33449, the remainder of 33461, 33462, 33463, and 33467 zip codes are located outside the city limits but may use a Lake Worth mailing address. Thus, The Palm Beach Post noted in 2019 that there are more mailing addresses for Lake Worth (unincorporated area) than Lake Worth Beach (the proper, incorporated area).

Lake Worth Beach, Florida has a Tropical climate.

The Lake Worth Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) maintains the Neighborhood Association President's Council (NAPC). The three purposes of the NAPC, according to the Lake Worth Beach CRA, is to improve representation of diversity in the city's neighborhoods, to maintain open communications between city government and neighborhood associations, and to promote volunteering to assist needy areas.

A total of 17 neighborhood associations are recognized by the Lake Worth Beach CRA, including:

  • Bryant Park, bounded by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, Lucerne Avenue to the north, South Federal Highway to the west, and 5th Avenue South to the south; also includes the Lake Worth Municipal Beach
  • College Park, bounded by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, West Palm Beach to its north, Dixie Highway to the west, and Wellesley Drive to the south
  • Downtown Jewel, bounded by South Federal Highway to the east, Lucerne Avenue to the north, South Dixie Highway to the west, and 6th Avenue South to the south
  • Eden Place, bounded by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, Wellesley Drive to the north, Dixie Highway to the west, and 13th Avenue North to the south
  • Lake Cove, near the northwest corner of Lake Worth Beach
  • Mango Groves, bounded by North Federal Highway to the east, 13th Avenue North to the north, North Dixie Highway to the west, and Lucerne Avenue to the south
  • Memorial Park, bounded by South Dixie Highway to the east, 6th Avenue to the north, Interstate 95 to the west, and 12th Avenue South to the south
  • Murray Hills, bordering Lake Osborne along Cynthia Lane
  • Parrot Cove, also known as Old Lucerne, bounded by Lake Worth Beach Golf Club to the east, 13th Avenue North to the north, North Federal Highway to the west, and Lucerne Avenue to the south
  • Pineapple Beach, South Federal Highway to the east, 6th Avenue North to the north, South Dixie Highway to the west, and Lantana to the south
  • ROLO (Residences on Lake Osborne), includes all areas west of Interstate 95 sans Murray Hills neighborhood
  • Royal Poinciana, bounded by South Dixie Highway to the east, Lucerne Avenue to the north, Interstate 95 to the west, and 6th Avenue South to the south
  • South Palm Park, bounded by the Intracoastal Waterway to the east, 5th Avenue South to the north, South Federal Highway to the west, and Lantana to the south
  • Sunset Ridge, bounded by North Dixie Highway to the east, West Palm Beach to the north, Lake Clarke Shores to the west, and 10th Avenue North to the south
  • Tropical Ridge, bounded by North Dixie Highway to the east, 10th Avenue North to the north, Interstate 95 to the west, and Lucerne Avenue to the south
  • Vernon Heights, located near the northwest corner of Lake Worth Beach
  • Whispering Palms, bounded by South Dixie Highway to the east, 12th Avenue South to the north, Interstate 95 to the west, and Lantana to the south

The College Park and Old Lucerne (Parrot Cove) neighborhoods are notable for being historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The former is a neighborhood in which most of the homes were constructed 1925 and 1949. Of the 123 residences in College Park, 90 residences are classified as contributing and the remaining 33 others classified as non-contributing, with a majority of those constructed after 1949. The Old Lucerne Historic Residential District is the section of Lake Worth Beach where Samuel and Fannie James lived. A total of 346 structures are located in the district, with 218 classified as contributing and 128 are classified as non-contributing. The contributing structures were constructed from as early as about 1913 to 1951.

The Historic Old Town Commercial District, listed in the NRHP in 2001, encompasses much of downtown Lake Worth Beach. A total of 59 buildings are part of the roughly 16-acre (6.5 ha) area, which stretches westward to the Florida East Coast Railroad (adjacent to G Street), eastward to M Street, northward to Lucerne Avenue, and southward to 1st Avenue South.: 5  It is distinguished by its two main streets, the east-to-west Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue, while Dixie Highway is a major north-south thoroughfare through the district.: 6  Of the 59 structures listed as part of the historic commercial district, 46 are classified as contributing and the other 13 are considered non-contributing. The contributing buildings, constructed between 1912 and 1949, are generally of Masonry Vernacular-style architecture, although Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival, and Moorish Revival styles are also present.: 5 

Lake Worth Beach's downtown area has a distinct character and is a popular destination for both tourists and residents of South Florida. Several of the city's notable buildings are located in this section, including the current City Hall,: 5  former City Hall (NRHP-listed in 1989 and includes the Lake Worth Historical Museum), Lake Worth Beach Post Office, Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth Beach Public Library, and Park Theater,: 5  although not all of these structures are listed as part of the Historic Old Town Commercial District.: 10–12 

Native Americans migrated into Florida beginning about 12,000 years ago. While evidence near the town of Jupiter indicates local inhabitation dating back to the Paleo-Indian period, the Jaega were the first known tribe to have resided along the Florida Atlantic coast in the areas of Martin and Palm Beach counties. The remains of shell mounds sites, mostly dating back to approximately 750–1500 CE, attest to pre-Columbian Jaega inhabitation near Lake Worth Beach, including in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, and South Palm Beach.

Among the city's first non-indigenous settlers were Samuel and Fannie James. The Jameses were an African American couple reported to be ex-slaves, known as the Black Diamonds, who settled on the shores of the Lake Worth Lagoon near the current 5th Avenue South in 1885. A stone monument dedicated to Samuel and Fannie James at the northwest corner of Lucerne Avenue (State Road 802) and J Street inaccurately uses the date 1883, due to a transcription error.: 29  The couple made a claim for their land under the Homestead Act in 1885.: 25  Their holdings, originally 187 acres (76 ha), increased over time to more than 700 acres (280 ha),: 1  including 160 acres (65 ha) of homestead land south of Lake Avenue (State Road 802) between M and F Streets;: 82  163.3 acres (66.1 ha) in modern-day College Park, acquired from the estate of William Stephan, where Fannie ran a pineapple farm;: 33–34  and 160 acres (65 ha) to the south between the current Dixie and Federal highways (Route 1 and State Road 5), acquired from Swedish immigrants Olai and Sarah Gudmundsen.: 56–57 

The initial name of the area's first post office was Jewel (sometimes spelled Jewell),: 20  which served the few residences between Lantana and West Palm Beach. Between 1889 and 1903, Fannie James served as postmaster of the post office, located in a small dry goods shop, which the couple operated to serve the lake traffic that connected the small pioneer homesteads located along the banks of the Lake Worth Lagoon.

Area pioneers also reported that Jewell was included as a stop on the route of the barefoot mailman via the Celestial Railroad by July 1889.

Beginning in the 1890s, the Jameses sold off most of their acreage in a number of parcels ranging in size from 5 to 20 acres (2.0 to 8.1 ha) to new residents and investors.: 28  After Samuel's death in 1909, Fannie sold her remaining 156 acres (63 ha) to the developer, Palm Beach Farms Company, keeping only a 1.25 acre (0.51 ha) farmette,: 117  which lay outside the new city limits as required by the segregation provisions of the 1913 town of Lake Worth charter.: 119 

After Henry Flagler extended the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) south from West Palm Beach to Miami in 1896, a land development scheme was created to plant a townsite between the railroad and the lake.: 74  Purchasers of agricultural lots, most of which were located in modern-day Greenacres, would also receive a small 25 by 25 ft (7.6 by 7.6 m) lot within the city of Lake Worth. The developer, Bryant & Greenwood, promoted the area to markets across the United States and Canada. They proposed to name the town Lucerne, but the United States Postal Service refused to accept the name because there already was a Lucerne post office, now a neighborhood in Miami Gardens. Therefore, the city founders changed the new town's name to Lake Worth.: 29 

In April 1911, "A solitary Indian mound surrounded by wild woods marked the spot where flourishing Lake Worth is now growing beyond the most vivid imagination", according to a promotional article published in the Lake Worth Herald. The population of the nascent city stood at 38 in July 1912.

During that year, the library, schoolhouse, newspaper, Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce, first church,: 28  and first railroad station (operated by the FEC at Lake Avenue) were established.: 53  The town's first census in December 1912 indicated that there were "308 residents, 125 houses, 10 wagons, seven automobiles, 36 bicycles and 876 fowls." Additionally, from 1911 to 1912, the Palm Beach Farms Company platted approximately 7,000 residential lots and constructed some 55 mi (89 km) of roads, including Lake Avenue, a major thoroughfare.

Lake Worth Beach was incorporated as the "town of Lake Worth" on June 14, 1913. The town grew rapidly enough that a new addition was platted in that inaugural year. The area along the Intracoastal Waterway from 5th Avenue South to 15th Avenue South still bears the name Addition 1. An advertisement in the Lake Worth Herald in 1913 noted: "In the new addition, the Lake front has been divided into large lots covered with palm and tropical growth, where we expect to see charming villas and winter homes spring up as by enchantment. It will be the fashionable part of town, where the wealthy of the earth can display their artistic taste and make ideal homes. These lots are selling so fast that but very few are left." Another section of the town was plotted in 1917, the Osborne Colored Addition, a small African American neighborhood along the south end of Lake Worth and west of the FEC. Some of the first African American families arrived in the addition in the early 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan forced them out of western Lantana.

Two years after the addition was platted, a wooden automobile traffic bridge over Lake Worth was completed in 1919,: 30  the same year the Brelsford family of Palm Beach deeded a 1,000 ft (300 m) parcel of land on the barrier island to the town.: 18 

The town benefited with the rest of South Florida during the Florida land boom of the 1920s, with Lake Worth's population more than quintupling from 1,106 in 1920 to nearly 6,000 in 1930.: 15  Following the approval of a $100,000 bond issue in 1920, the Mediterranean Revival-style Lake Worth Casino and Baths was constructed.: 18  Opening two years later, the casino drew many tourists to the area.

Moreover, the 1920s saw the completion of the Gulf Stream Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP),: 18  as well as the construction of Lake Worth Community High School in 1922 and many commercial and industrial buildings and neighborhoods, including College Park and Lake Worth Heights in 1924.: 15  Lake Worth reincorporated as a city in 1925, while boundaries of the municipality expanded several times throughout the land boom. One year later, the Seaboard Air Line Railway constructed a freight and passenger depot in Lake Worth on 4th Avenue North.

William A. Boutwell arrived in the area in the 1920s. He established Boutwell Dairy in 1927 and managed the company until retiring in 1956. Boutwell is credited with inventing half & half creamer; the dairy later merged with Alfar Creamery and then T.G. Lee, who distributed the product more widely until it became an American diner staple.: 55  Boutwell also owned a grocery store and masonry supply store. Furthermore, he served as a Lake Worth city commissioner from 1924 to 1927 and briefly as vice mayor. During his tenure, the city constructed approximately 36 mi (58 km) of roads and two elementary schools, including the still active South Grade Elementary School.

The 1928 Okeechobee hurricane devastated Lake Worth. A survey indicated that the storm demolished about 600 homes and damaged 1,500 others, leaving about 700 people homeless.: 5  Fewer than 10% of homes escaped damage. Approximately 50 businesses were wrecked and 200 others received damage – roughly 75% of buildings in the business district. The storm demolished or severely damaged many buildings, including First Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, the Oakley Theater, the Gulf Stream Hotel, the Scottish Rites Cathedral, the Masonic Temple, the Florida Hotel, a car dealership, a sporting goods store, an investment company, the Old Lake Worth City Hall, and an auditorium at Lake Worth Community High School. Additionally, the bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway was virtually destroyed. The hurricane caused approximately $4 million worth of damages in Lake Worth, as well as three deaths.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, the Gulf Stream Hotel was converted to a makeshift hospital.: 5  The devastation left Lake Worth without a functional center for city government, although records were mostly unscathed. Consequently, a temporary city hall was established at the Lauriston building. The storm, combined with the Great Depression led to a severe economic decline within the community. Construction projects primarily shifted to repairing damaged buildings. However, there were a few conservation, construction, and New Deal projects during the 1930s. This included when President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration built the striking, Moorish-styled "city gymnasium" on the corner of Lake Avenue and Dixie Highway. The building today serves as the Lake Worth Beach City Hall.

Although no military installations were located in Lake Worth, the presence of military bases and repair facilities in nearby towns led to a significant increase in the city's population during World War II, from 7,406 in 1940 to 10,615 about five years later.: 27  Development started again after World War II, especially due to the approval of the G.I. Bill, allowing new homes to become affordable. Many veterans who trained in South Florida also returned to the area, leading to a population boom. The city also saw a wave of immigrants, especially from Finland. These Finnish immigrants established three churches in Lake Worth to preserve their heritage while also benefiting the local economy, which returned to a state of stability in the post-war years.

Two hurricanes impacted Lake Worth later in the 1940s, one in 1947 and the other in 1949. Although the former damaged nearly all businesses and about half of homes, few structures suffered serious damage. However, among the structures experiencing substantial impact was the Lake Worth Casino, which was repaired and reopened in the 1950s with a shoebox style architectural design. Although the 1949 hurricane made landfall in Lake Worth, the cyclone caused less impact than the 1947 storm. Around 300–400 homes were damaged, with one destroyed, while the storm deroofed many homes in the Osborne Colored Addition. Winds also destroyed a filling station and shattered many windows at downtown businesses.

In 1954, a concrete wall was erected at the Osborne Colored Addition to separate it from the white Whispering Palms neighborhood. Although the city officially integrated in 1969, the neighborhood retained the name Osborne Colored Addition until 1994. Today, the remnants of the wall is referred to as the Unity Wall and is instead used for murals. Despite the Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1954, Palm Beach County schools only slowly integrated. John Green and Theresa Jakes Kanu became among the first black students to attend a formerly whites-only high school in Palm Beach County when they arrived at Lake Worth High Community High School in 1961. Little further progress on the racial integration of schools in the county occurred until a court order in 1970.

The 1960s and 1970s also brought the construction of many apartments, condominiums, and larger commercial buildings, which often resulted in the demolition of older structures. During a period of neglect and decline between the 1970s and 1990s, Lake Worth, in the words of then-city commissioner Dennis Dorsey, "had become known as the skin-flick capital of the country". The venue now known as the Lake Worth Playhouse was the Playtoy, and was well known in Palm Beach County as the theater that showed X-rated movies; Deep Throat was shown there, motivating a police raid in the 1970s. The decade also saw the construction of the current bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway. Opening in 1973, the Robert A. Harris Bridge is two lanes wider and higher than the previous bridge, built in 1938. Also during 1973, the Lake Worth City Hall moved from 414 Lake Avenue to 7 North Dixie Highway, its current location. The building at the former address has been listed in the NRHP since 1989 and is also often referred to as City Hall Annex.

Foreign political turmoil and the South Florida construction boom have brought another wave of immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean, especially since the 1980s. Included in the immigration wave of that decade were many Guatemalan-Mayans, who consider themselves indigenous people rather than "Hispanic" or "Latino", and some may not speak Spanish. Many Guatemalan-Maya people migrated to Lake Worth Beach to seek refuge from the Guatemalan genocide being committed against the indigenous Maya people in Guatemala, often referred to as the Silent Holocaust. The Maya mostly converse in Mam, Q'anjob'al, or any one of 22 existing Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala. Adding to the racial and linguistic mix of the city is a large Haitian population, many of whom speak Creole. Most immigrants from Haiti have also arrived in the United States since the early 1980s.

The downtown area underwent restoration efforts in the late 1990s. The Florida Department of Transportation spent $3.9 million to improve sidewalks and streets, while the city of Lake Worth contributed over $670,000 for benches, landscaping, planters, trash cans, and new lights and sidewalk pavers. As a result, downtown property values increased in 1997 for the first time since the late 1980s. The area then saw a huge resurgence in interest and now sports an array of art galleries, sidewalk cafés, and night clubs. The city's main street, Lake Avenue, contains some of the oldest commercial structures in South Florida. Lake Avenue, along with the parallel street of Lucerne Avenue, include most of the structures constituting the Historic Old Town Commercial District, which has been listed in the NRHP since 2001.: 4–5 

Later in the 2000s decade, the city was hit especially hard by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004 and Wilma in 2005. Wilma alone destroyed 27 homes and 7 businesses and damaged 2,491 homes and 93 businesses to some degree. Damage to businesses, government properties, and residences combined from Wilma totaled approximately $28.3 million. The William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier, constructed in 1954, suffered significant damage from the hurricanes, especially due to Frances and Jeanne, requiring $3.4 million to be repaired. The pier is home to a tide gauge with a sporadic history, showing an above average rate of sea level rise.

In 2015, the city was accused of asking for business licenses from surrounding churches. Then-City Manager Michael Bornstein described the controversy as a "dust-up" that became politicized, while the accuser, Pastor Mike Olive of Common Ground Church, later stated that the "problems are behind us now."

A ballot initiative to change the name of the city to Lake Worth Beach in 2019 passed by a narrow margin. The city stated that the name change "will be implemented slowly". One of the main reasons cited for the proposal was to distinguish the city from its suburbs to the west, which have a reputation for higher crime rates. Another factor motivating support for the name change was that tourism could increase as the city would have an opportunity to rebrand itself as a beach town.

The city government became embroiled in another controversy that garnered national headlines in March 2020. Then-Mayor Pam Triolo and then-Lake Worth Beach Commissioner Omari Hardy became involved in a heated discussion over the potential for shutting off electrical services due to non-payment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. In response, the city government allowed electrical service to residents to remain uninterrupted for the next few months, with or without payment, before city commissioners unanimously voted to resume power shutoffs in July 2020.

The city uses the council–manager form of government. Lake Worth Beach has a five-member city commission. These members are elected to staggered, three-year terms, running on nonpartisan candidacies in different districts. The city commission acts in a legislative manner, approving motions, ordinances, and resolutions. The mayor, who presides over the city commission, also serves in three-year terms, but is elected by voters citywide. As outlined by the city charter, these elections are to be held on the second Tuesday in March, while runoffs are to be held two weeks later if a candidate fails to achieve a majority of the votes. Betty Resch has served as mayor since March 16, 2021. The Lake Worth Beach city clerk is tasked with maintaining official city records. This office is currently held by Melissa Ann Coyne. Another key Lake Worth Beach official is the city manager, who is responsible for the administrative functions of city government. Carmen Davis, who previously served as county administrator of Hinds County, Mississippi, from 2010 to 2019 and a city planner for Detroit from 1993 to 2009, is the current city manager of Lake Worth Beach.

Lake Worth Beach is part of Florida's 21st congressional district, which has been represented by Lois Frankel (D) since 2017. Four different Florida House of Representatives districts cover portions of Lake Worth Beach – the 87th, 88th, 89th, and 90th districts, which are represented by David Silvers (D), Jervonte Edmonds (D), Mike Caruso (R), and Joseph Casello (D), respectively. The entire city is located within the Florida Senate's 24th district, which includes parts of east-central Palm Beach County and is currently represented by Bobby Powell (D). Much of Lake Worth Beach is within the 3rd district for the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, while the municipal beach section and areas south of 6th Avenue South and east of Interstate 95 are within the 7th district. The former is represented by Dave Kerner and the latter is represented by Mack Bernard.

Overall, the city has a liberal partisan lean. Of the 17,738 registered voters as of December 2021, 8,552 were members of the Democratic Party, 5,290 had no party affiliation, 3,471 were members of the Republican Party, and 425 were members of a minor party. Decades earlier, the city and Palm Beach County were both reliably right-leaning, with the latter voting for the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in each election from 1948 to 1988. In 2020, Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in all of the city's precincts and in most by a margin of at least 20%, while the county supported Biden by a margin of just under 12.8%. Lake Worth Herald president Mark Easton, a lifelong resident of the city, noted that he had observed the partisan lean of Lake Worth Beach shift rapidly from highly conservative to highly liberal. Easton remarked that due to diversity, "You would think that it would meld Lake Worth into a more middle-of-the-road atmosphere: Never happens. It always stays polarized".

Interstate 95 runs north-to-south along the west side of the city, with two ramps in Lake Worth Beach, one at 10th Avenue North and the other at 6th Avenue South. Several highways traverse the city. U.S. Route 1 (Dixie Highway) and state roads 5 (North Federal Highway) and A1A run north-to-south in Lake Worth Beach, while State Road 802 (Lake Worth Road, Lake Avenue, and Lucerne Avenue) runs east-to-west. The Robert A. Harris Bridge, constructed in 1973, links Lake Worth Beach to its municipal beach section, crossing the Intracoastal Waterway (Lake Worth Lagoon) at State Road 802. Palm Beach International Airport is the nearest commercial airport, located in neighboring West Palm Beach, while the public-use Palm Beach County Park Airport is situated just southwest of the city.

The Tri-Rail commuter rail system serves the city at the Lake Worth station, which opened in 1989. Tri-Rail connects Lake Worth Beach to other cities in eastern Palm Beach County and to Broward and Miami-Dade counties. It is also served by PalmTran buses. This includes Route 1, which runs northward and southward along Dixie Highway; Route 61, which runs along 10th Avenue North to Dixie Highway to Lucerne Avenue and reaches Palm Beach State College before reversing its course (going eastward along Lake Avenue); Route 62, which runs eastward along Lake Worth Road and Lake Avenue to the municipal beach and then reverses course along Lucerne Avenue; and Route 64, which runs eastward along 6th Avenue South to Dixie Highway, then southward to 12th Avenue South, and finally southward along Barton Road and Andrew Redding Road before reversing course at the Lantana Lake Worth Health Center in Lantana.

Lake Worth Beach previously operated its own fire department from 1913 until 2009, when firefighters voted to merge with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR). Among the supporting factors in the merger were cost-saving measures for the city and better career advancement opportunities for firefighters. PBCFR has two stations within the city's boundaries, Station 91 at 1020 Lucerne Avenue (Battalion 3 headquarters) and Station 93 at 1229 Detroit Street. In order to prepare for, mitigate, and recover from emergencies and disasters, Lake Worth Beach's Emergency Management Program has established the Emergency Management team. Parts of the city are located within Evacuation Zone C, which is ordered to evacuate when a Category 3 hurricane (or stronger) threatens the area. The nearest hospital is the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.

Lake Worth Beach has a local reputation for high crime and has been counted as among the highest crime cities in the state. Partially due to this, city commissioners narrowly voted to disband the Lake Worth Police Department in 2008, with law enforcement duties being taken over by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO). At the time, the municipal police department employed 91 sworn officers. Crime initially fell in the years following the merger, with murders down 73%, robberies down 47%, and burglaries down 23% from the period of 2007 to 2014. Violent crime rates then dropped by double-digit percentages for three consecutive years, 2016–2018. However, in 2019, the violent crime rate increased by 5.2% from the previous year. Much of the rise was attributable to an increase in aggravated assaults, although the city reported a decrease in burglaries and rapes. Today, PBSO maintains a police substation at 120 North G Street as part of their 14th district, which encompasses the municipal boundaries of Lake Worth Beach and has 82 deputies and 12 civilian employees.

In addition to high crime rates, the city was part of the worsening opioid epidemic in the United States. From 2015 to 2016, the number of suspected drug overdose deaths rose by 56%. As of 2016, the estimated rate of overdose deaths was 20 out of every 10,000 people, higher than in neighboring towns. Overdose rates began decreasing in the late 2010s. PBSO reported 301 overdoses in Lake Worth Beach between May 2019 and April 2020, down from 354 between May 2018 and April 2019.

In contrast with many other localities in eastern Florida, who are usually served by Florida Power & Light,: 5  Lake Worth Beach operates its own electrical utility. Founded in 1914 as the "Lake Worth Water, Light, and Ice Company" to serve about 600 residents,: 15  Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility has approximately 27,000 customers as of 2019. This also includes about 7,200 customers in Palm Springs and some adjacent unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County. In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the city purchased and began operating a solar farm in 2017, becoming the first municipality in Florida to do so. By May 2021, more than 38% of power generated by Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility originated from solar energy. Citizen Owned Energy forecasts that greenhouse gas emissions generated by the Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility will decrease to less than half of its 2005 levels by 2024.

The Lake Worth Beach Water Utilities Department is responsible for providing residents with drinking water and the collection of wastewater and stormwater. Drinking water originates at a water treatment plant and is distributed via about 168 mi (270 km) of pipelines across the city. Lake Worth Beach owns and operates 33 pump stations, along with roughly 125 mi (201 km) of gravity and pressure pipes. Additionally, the city owns and maintains a master pump station, which also collects wastewater from Atlantis, Lake Clarke Shores, Manalapan, Palm Beach State College, South Palm Beach, and Palm Spring. This wastewater is then sent to the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility for treatment. Stormwater is collected via 46 outfalls, which drain into the Lake Worth Lagoon.

The city has an estimated labor force of 19,978 people as of 2019, though 10,357 people age 16 or older were not in the labor force. Lake Worth Beach had a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.2% in September 2021. The largest companies in the city by number of employees include 1,148 employees at Palm Beach State College, 307 employees with the city government, 269 employees at Lake Worth Community High School, 213 employees at American Medical Assistance, 150 employees at Highland Elementary School, 148 employees at Publix, 136 employees at Barton Elementary School, 122 employees at Supermercados El Bodegon, 94 employees at North Grade Elementary School, and 74 employees at Lake Worth Middle School.: 145  However, as of 2019, only 6.9% of jobs in Lake Worth Beach were held by city residents, with the most common other residencies being West Palm Beach (12.4%), Boca Raton (5.3%), Palm Springs (4.9%), Boynton Beach (4.8%), and Delray Beach (3.7%). The most common professions among the city's labor force are professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.9%); construction (13.2%); educational services, health care, and social assistance (14.0%); arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (12.5%); and retail (10.5%).

The Lake Worth Beach CRA, established in 1989, seeks to redevelop private and public properties for the sake of community and economic growth. Since 2001, the CRA area has included the entirety of Dixie Highway and areas in the vicinity of 6th Avenue South and 10th Avenue North. The downtown area also saw a resurgence in the late 1990s, with many art galleries, sidewalk cafés, and night clubs lining its streets. LULA Lake Worth Arts lists many of these downtown businesses on its Dynamic Walker's Map.

The Gulf Stream Hotel, which has been closed to the public since 2005, has been proposed for renovation in order to reopen it, which voters strongly approved by a margin of 81.82% – 18.18% in March 2020. In June of the following year, the city commission approved a proposal to renovate the hotel and construct a new hotel nearby. Restoration St. Louis agreed to spend at least $100 million on both projects, while the city agreed to fund infrastructure improvements around the hotel, with expenditures ranging from $1 million to possibly up to $3.6 million.

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ADA Compliance For the Masses

ADA compliance is short for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But technically, ADA Compliance refers to the modification of the architectural or structural elements of buildings and facilities designed for persons with handicaps. Although ADA compliant activities may include changes to a facility's exterior, many businesses and organizations prefer to focus their ADA compliance efforts on the inside of the facility. In other words, ADA compliant activities usually mean alterations to the interior of the facility, rather than the exterior. But ADA compliance really means much more than simply making changes or adjustments to make a facility more accessible.

ADA compliance is actually a legal requirement for almost all U.S. residents and visitors who are not otherwise prohibited from entering or remaining within a public accommodation. In order to meet this legal requirement, most organizations and businesses now have well developed procedures on how to make changes in their facilities without running afoul of ADA regulations. In fact, a large number of companies now have ADA compliance programs or policies as part of their general public accommodation planning and policy development. These specialized policies provide general guidelines on how to ensure that the various services and amenities provided by a public accommodation are made easily accessible to all individuals who might be disabled.

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on ADA compliance in the last decade because of the increasing presence of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. According to the American Psychological Association, disability impacts nearly one in five American adults, and almost half of these adults are women. Individuals with disabilities often face unemployment and a variety of barriers to gain employment. Therefore, it is not surprising that disability-based ADA compliance is an important part of every business's or organization's public accommodation planning and policy development.

Businesses and organizations have developed ADA compliant website content in a variety of fields, such as advertising, communications, employee relations, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, legal, marketing, and technology. In each of these fields, a variety of websites are available for ADA compliant portal access. Some of the most popular websites for ADA compliance include: The White House ADA Website, which provides a plethora of information on the federal government's ADA website; The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Fair Housing and equal opportunity policies, which provides extensive information on housing law regarding accessibility for disabled individuals; The Centers for Medicare Services' Medicare Accessibility Center, which provides accessible home page information on various Medicare issues pertaining to the law. Several state governments provide similar ADA compliant websites, as well. Most business organizations retain local ADA office staff to provide ADA assistance at meetings and seminars. You may also contact local government agencies to find out what ADA compliance requirements apply to your particular area.

In addition to creating ADA compliant websites, organizations and businesses must also take additional steps to become more accessible to individuals with disabilities. ADA Compliance Kit is a series of thirteen kits, which include comprehensive guidebooks and pamphlets that explain the legal standards governing ADA compliance. These documents provide detailed descriptions of the various types of accommodations that are required to make people with various types of disabilities able to become wheelchair accessible or use devices like walkers or scooters. Individuals who are interested in obtaining ADA training should also check their local government offices to see if they require any training or other assistance to achieve ADA compliance.

The guidelines describe the format of the Kit and give details on the accessibility of web content and other written materials. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines outline four steps that should be followed to ensure ADA compliance. Once these four steps have been completed, individuals and businesses can apply for ADA approval.

In order to successfully complete the application process, it is necessary to obtain a letter of authorization from an individual with a disability. Individuals and businesses should not attempt to complete the application without the proper forms. A copy of the letter of authorization is then included on the ADA compliant website. To make websites more accessible for people with disabilities, many companies also make their website content accessible by using Braille fonts instead of full color. Braille text makes websites easy to read for most people. Using this option helps individuals who cannot see print to easily access websites.

ADA compliance requires organizations to take action. Without ADA compliance, individuals with disabilities will not be able to fully participate in American society. ADA compliance can be achieved by contacting the local government agencies and by ensuring that all regulations are met. Individuals who need assistance with getting ready for ADA compliance should also check the government's ADA website. Websites of state and local government agencies are also great sources for information on ADA compliance and tips for achieving ADA compliance.

 Asphalt Chip Sealing in Lake Worth, Florida

Chip Sealing Service

The first step in getting a Chip Sealing Service is to prepare the surface. Once the surface is prepared, it should be protected from traffic and other damage from all directions. A trained professional should also remove loose gravel before starting the sealing process, as these can damage the new surface. If you choose to have the sealers do the chip sealing process, be sure to hire a company that has experience and expertise in this area. The results will be worth the expense, and your car will look great for many years to come.

Chip seal

A chip sealing service can help you make your pavement look like new again. Chip seals are made from a combination of small stones and a specialized emulsion. When you use chip seals, they must be applied before the binder sets. Brooming too soon can ruin the new surface. Experts at GPM know the best practices to apply chip seals and can help you choose the right type of emulsion for your needs.

Slurry seal

Slurry seal is a type of concrete application on roads. It is usually applied after chip seal has been installed on the road. A distributor truck applies a mixture of asphalt, aggregate, and filler on the surface of the road. A roller then embeds the chips in the pavement. Five days after applying chip seal, the street is swept to remove loose chips. Five days later, a slurry seal application is completed. The mixture is squeegeed by hand to achieve uniformity. In 1999, a typical slurry seal installation cost was $1.20/square yard. The lifespan of a chip seal treatment is four to six years.

Fog seal

To extend the life of fog seals, chip sealing service providers apply emulsified asphalt to roadways. Emulsifiers allow asphalt to remain in a liquid state and prevent excessive heating. This method is especially effective on larger roadway projects. However, the process has disadvantages, including the need for heavy equipment. Here are a few advantages of fog seals. Read on to learn more. This method is a great complement to chip sealing.

Slurry seal vs chip seal

Slurry seals are a good, economical alternative to chip-sealed roads. They can last longer than chip-sealed pavements and don't contain loose aggregate. Slurry seals can withstand turning traffic as well as straight-line traffic, but the difference between these two types of pavements lies in their application. Chip-sealed roads have a more uniform, smooth surface than slurry-sealed roads. Type I slurry contains about an eighth of an inch of aggregate and is typically used in low-wear areas where maximum crack penetration is needed.

Cost of chip seal

While asphalt repaving is a popular option for driveways, the price of chip seal is much less than for asphalt. This is because chip seal requires less material and is cheaper per square yard. However, the price varies considerably from driveway to driveway. Chip seal requires some setup costs, which are proportionate to the size of the job. However, because long, straight sections require less handwork, chip seal costs are much lower.

Maintenance of chip seal

Chip seal is a protective wearing surface that can be applied to new pavements. It can also be applied to aging pavements with surface distress. The chip sealing process slows the aging process of paved roads and reduces the need for frequent resurfacing. Although chip seals are relatively inexpensive, they can pose a few inconveniences to motorists. These may include dust, loose gravel, and one-way traffic. Travelers should also slow down while driving until the loose gravel is completely removed.

 Asphalt Maintenance And Repair in Lake Worth, Florida

Maintaining an attractive asphalt surface with a dark coat and crisp lines is an attractive feature of your property, increasing its value. But to keep it looking its best, regular upkeep is necessary. Thankfully, our network of asphalt maintenance contractors makes this task easy - simply keep those parking lots and driveways looking fantastic!

Potholes and Cracks: Fixing Small Issues Before They Spread

Your asphalt pavement can suffer damage due to various factors. For instance, if it has been exposed to the elements for an extended period of time, it could oxidize, making it more prone to cracking and raveling.

These repairs should be undertaken as soon as possible to avoid further issues from occurring. Furthermore, they will protect your asphalt from environmental elements and help shield it against water damage.

Asphalt repairs often involve patching, crack filling and sealing. While all these options can be performed by an experienced maintenance contractor, proper preparation is key. Start by clearing away debris from the surface such as loose asphalt or vegetation so you can apply materials correctly without wasting time, energy or supplies. This makes applying materials much simpler when dealing with this kind of issue.

The second step in asphalt repairs is to thoroughly clean it, making sure to eliminate any rust or salt stains that might be present. Doing this will prevent new materials from sticking to existing pavement and guarantee a long-lasting repair.

Finally, it is essential to seal the patched area to prevent water absorption from rain or melting snow. Doing so could deteriorate the asphalt and lead to further harm.

No matter how the repairs are conducted, asphalt must be treated and inspected periodically to maintain its quality and extend its lifespan. Regular inspections allow you to detect potential issues early and give yourself the chance to address them before becoming a bigger issue for your business.

Professional asphalt repair companies can assess your specific situation and suggest the most suitable repairs. They also determine if patching or replacing damaged areas of your surface is the most suitable solution.

Skin Patching: For larger potholes, professionals can patch them with hot-mix asphalt. A machine pours the mix over the surface of the hole and then compacts it, creating a solid surface that lasts longer than cold-patch asphalt.

Another solution is to use a tiger torch to heat up the asphalt before patching it. This method works best for large potholes and allows workers to make an even patch.

Are you in need of patching or other asphalt repairs? Reach out to a nearby pavement maintenance contractor today. They can offer an obligation-free consultation and estimate.

Oxidation: Oxidation, usually the result of exposure to ultraviolet rays, is a frequent factor in surface cracking and raveling. Oxidized asphalt typically has a gray or tar-like hue and is more brittle than new asphalt.

 Asphalt Tar & Chip in Lake Worth, Florida

The Benefits of Tar and Chip Driveways

Tar and Chip is an economical solution for homeowners seeking to create driveways or other paved surfaces. It requires less upkeep than asphalt, making it the preferred choice over homeowners looking for cost-effective driveways.

Additionally, it provides a stunning and durable driveway. Heavy rains typically won't wash it away, with some areas lasting up to 10 years before needing replacement - depending on its size and usage.

How It Works

Tar and chip paving has been an age-old technique used on numerous roads for over a century, from residential driveways to parking lots. The procedure involves mixing hot liquid asphalt cement (liquid A/C) with gravel before applying it onto a roadbed.

This paving material features a texture that provides better grip on slippery and snow-covered surfaces. Additionally, it's more substantial than gravel and ideal for homes with children or pets who have access to the drive; this will help prevent them from running away or falling off of the car.

Installing a Tar and Chip driveway is an easy process. A contractor brings in a sprayer filled with hot liquid asphalt to spray over the gravel base, then dumps in gravel chips into the hot tar. The end result is an attractive, natural-looking driveway that can be colored to match your house and landscape.

If the previous material is in good condition, you could install tar and chip over it. But before doing so, be sure to inspect the existing surface for damage.

When installing a new tar and chip driveway or having it resurfaced, be sure to select an experienced and professional contractor. A novice in this field may cost more money but provide subpar results.

Before selecting a contractor, take time to research local providers and contractors. Although many are experienced in this type of work, be sure to review their past work and qualifications before selecting them for your project.

Low Maintenance

Tar and chip do not need sealing on a regular basis like asphalt does, as small cracks usually heal themselves over time. In general, you can renew the surface around every ten years by adding more hot bitumen and loose stone for additional durability and smoothness.

It is best to use a plow or shovel that has its blade at or above the level of the tar and chip surface, rather than using an aggressive heavy plow or snow blower. Doing this prevents damage to the rough texture of tar and chip that may not always be easy to repair.

Tar and chip driveways provide better traction for vehicles on wet or snow-covered roads than asphalt or concrete, which may be more slippery. This makes them a safer alternative to these surfaces than their asphalt counterparts.

 Crack Filling in Lake Worth, Florida

In the business of asphalt crack filling, you'll find a number of tools and techniques that will ensure the job is done correctly.

Tips For Asphalt Crack Filling

To start, you'll need a method for cleaning the affected area. Next, you'll need a Melter to heat up the filler and a crack applicator to fill the fracture. These tools and techniques will last longer and keep your road looking great. You can also use a Sand liner to make crack repair easier.

Epoxy and acrylic crack fillers offer a longer lifespan

There are some important differences between epoxy and acrylic crack fillers. Epoxy is stronger and offers longer lasting results. Acrylic has a lower cost but is not as durable as epoxy. Both fillers have the potential for cracking and deterioration. Both types of fillers offer more than one purpose. Each has their benefits, but the pros and cons of each material should be considered before choosing one over the other.

They resist moisture

Moisture damage occurs to an asphalt mixture when moisture penetrates through the pavement. This results in a decrease in strength and durability. A road network in Egypt, for example, has seen severe deterioration from water intrusion. The bond between the asphalt film and aggregates breaks. The degree of saturation is determined by the composition and the media of attack. The anti-stripping additive, hydrated lime, is used to prevent further deterioration of the pavement. The degree of saturation is also affected by the amount of air voids. The ratio of hydration to tensile strength determines the level of resistance to moisture damage.

They prevent potholes

If you want to avoid potholes, then you should consider asphalt crack filling. Potholes begin as small divots and gradually grow into large holes. This preventative maintenance can be done with supplies available from your local hardware store. Small cracks on the road can be easily repaired by patching them with an asphalt crack filler. This will save you money in the long run, as you will not have to spend money on expensive repairs to your car.

They prevent weeds

A cement crack filler can also keep weeds from growing in your asphalt driveway. You can buy horticultural vinegar, which is 20 percent acetic acid, and mix it with orange oil and phosphate-free dish soap. These chemical burns plant top growth and prevents them from photosynthesizing. However, be careful! This chemical can cause a mild burn and can harm the skin and eyes, so use it carefully.

They provide curb appeal

The appearance of a parking lot has a lot to do with a building's curb appeal. Curb appeal is a critical factor in sales and other observable property attributes. When a parking lot has cracks or is in poor condition, it will impact visitors and can lower the liability of the property owner. Properly maintained parking lots also enhance curb appeal, and the right crack fillings can help improve the appearance of a parking lot.

 Crack Sealing in Lake Worth, Florida

The process of asphalt crack sealing is a great way to improve the appearance of your driveway or parking lot. 

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Asphalt Crack Sealing

There are several factors to consider before choosing the right type of sealant: cost, environmental impact, and quality. Listed below are some of the main factors to consider. Once you've decided which method to use, you can move forward to the next step: evaluating the quality of sealants and the effectiveness of your crack sealing project.

Cost-effectiveness

To determine the effectiveness of different methods of crack sealing, researchers have analyzed the performance of unsealed and sealed pavement. Most studies have focused on unsealed pavement and found that sealing improves pavement performance. However, not many studies have compared the cost-benefit of different techniques. This research aims to address this gap. In this article, we will discuss the differences and similarities between these two methods.

Although it is an important preventive maintenance strategy, pavement experts differ on which method is more cost-effective. Using literature review, a survey, and field performance data, researchers have developed a cost-effectiveness guideline for pavement crack sealing. The results from this study provide a basis for comparing the various methods. Crack sealing is also more expensive than crack filling. Despite its initial high cost, crack sealing may offer longer service. More research is needed to determine whether higher performance materials are truly beneficial.

Environmental impact

While asphalt crack sealing may not have a negative environmental impact, it can have a detrimental impact on pavements. When applied improperly, crack sealing can cause damage to asphalt pavements due to moisture entrapment. Unlike other types of surface treatments, crack sealing prevents water from escaping upwards. In fact, crack sealing can reduce the lifespan of pavements by 1.1 to 2 years. This can lead to an increase in maintenance and rehabilitation costs.

This study shows that a crack seal technique can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide by 50 percent. However, the crack seal method has the lowest overall emission reduction. The researchers suggest that all methods of preventive maintenance reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They recommend that new pavement studies incorporate sustainable pavement management components and consider the environmental impact of asphalt crack sealing. The study concludes that future pavements must incorporate a comprehensive life-cycle assessment to evaluate their overall environmental impact.

Quality of sealant

When determining the quality of asphalt crack sealant, consider the following factors: Size, shape, moisture content, and repair method. Crack sealant's success depends on several factors. Generally, a crack less than 20% in crack density requires a more flexible product. In contrast, a larger crack density requires a stiffer sealant. In addition, sealant's tackiness decreases after it has been cured.

When choosing an asphalt crack filler, make sure to choose one with the right adhesive properties. Asphalt filler is not rubberized, and it might dislodge if the pavement moves. Sealant, on the other hand, expands and contracts with the pavement. If the crack filler doesn't expand and contract with the pavement, it is not the right choice. For this reason, choosing a high-quality asphalt crack filler is imperative.

 Driveway Paving in Lake Worth, Florida

Whether you're replacing your old driveway or simply trying to improve your curb appeal, there are a few things you need to know about driveway paving. From the cost to the materials used, here are some helpful tips to guide your next project.

What You Need to Know About Driveway Paving

The best way to determine the true cost of your driveway paving project is to get a free estimate from a driveway paving specialist near you. There are many experts ready to help. The cost of a new driveway will vary greatly depending on the size, shape, and material of the driveway.

There are four main types of driveways. They are asphalt, concrete, gravel, and pavers. All four come in different styles and performance qualities. The most popular material is a paving stone.

However, you can also install a small gravel driveway. If you are a green space fan, you may want to consider installing a grass paver instead.

The cost of driveway paving will depend on the size of your driveway, the material you choose, and the labor required. This includes the actual installation of the driveway as well as the disposal of the old material.

The cheapest material for a driveway is a gravel one. The average price ranges from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Alternatively, you can pay for the labor to lay down a paver base.

A properly constructed driveway can last decades. The most durable type is a gravel or grass filled plastic paver. These can be easily replaced if they start to wear out.

 Excavating in Lake Worth, Florida

What is Grading and Excavating?

Grading and excavation is a process of shaping and reshaping soil. It is done to level the ground for foundations and landscaping. When grading the land, a team of workers scrapes away bumps and lumps to create a smooth, even surface. This process is done by using a Bobcat or other heavy equipment.

The main goal of grading is to create a stable slate for a home's foundation. If the land is sloped, grading can help to prevent flooding and erosion. A grading contractor can offer advice on how to prepare the site for a building.

Before beginning a grading project, a grading and excavation contractor needs to obtain a permit from the local jurisdiction. He also has to ensure that his workers are safe and comply with all construction regulations. In addition, he must make sure the project will fit in with the rest of the neighborhood.

Grading and excavation contractors provide services for commercial and industrial projects. Their work is based on specifications provided by engineers. They analyze the slope and type of soil on a property, and determine the best machinery to excavate. For example, an excavator may dig for irrigation lines or utility lines.

A grading and excavation contractor is responsible for ensuring the safety of their workers, as well as the safety of the project. They have to know the hazards of the site and have a plan to prevent deterioration of the property. They must also have the right permits and licenses.

Grading and excavation are important parts of any construction project. These processes prepare the site for foundations, utilities, and other structures. Depending on the size of the property, the amount of labor and the complexity of the project, a grading and excavation company may need to have a large fleet of heavy equipment to finish the job.

In most cases, grading is done at the end of a construction project. It is usually done to flatten the ground or to correct drainage problems. Sometimes, grading is used in paving projects. Grading can also be done for aesthetic reasons.

If your home has a pool, a grading and excavation company can dig a hole that holds the foundation for your swimming pool. An experienced and professional grading and excavation contractor can get the project completed safely.

Whether you have a residential or commercial property, grading and excavation can be the right way to make your land safe. By removing and compacting the top layer of dirt, grading helps to eliminate the possibility of flooding or erosion. Land grading can be done by a grading and excavation contractor, or by a reputable land clearing company.

Land grading is a complicated process that requires careful planning. Larger properties require more labor and bigger machinery to complete the job. Additionally, moving large structures such as fences can increase the complexity of the grading process. However, a grading and excavation contractor can help you determine the type of project, the type of land and the types of debris that need to be removed.

 Hardscapes in Lake Worth, Florida

Tips For Successful Hardscaping

Hardscaping can be a great way to enhance the overall look and function of your outdoor space. It also makes your yard more accessible and increases its value. When done correctly, hardscaping can help to create a welcoming area where you can sit and relax. However, it can be an arduous and time-consuming process. You will need to carefully consider the design, materials, and construction of the project to ensure it is successful.

While there are plenty of hardscaping materials available, you should only use those that are made for your particular needs. For example, if you have a dog, you may want to choose a material that is waterproof. Likewise, if you have children, it may be wise to select a material that is easy to clean.

Using the correct hardscaping materials will help to prevent standing water and algae growth. They will also add stability to your landscape. In addition, many of these materials have natural properties that make them appealing to the eye.

If you are planning a large hardscaping project, you will probably need a team of skilled professionals to complete the job. This can increase the cost of the project. However, having a professional to help you with your project can help prevent embarrassing mistakes.

The best time to start a hardscaping project is during a favorable weather season. Some projects require heavy-duty tools such as pressure washers. Power washers can damage wood or composite decking. Also, wire brushes can leave scratches on hardscaping.

Another benefit to using pavers is that they are designed to fit together. Using the right type of material will allow you to create any shape or size of walkway or patio you can imagine. Whether you want a traditional pathway or a more modern style, pavers can do the trick.

Creating a solid hardscape requires a skilled crew, but you can always opt for a pre-made fountain. Often, these are sold in stores or online. There are thousands of different fountain designs to choose from.

To improve the durability of your hardscaping, you should consider removing any mold or mildew spores from the surface. These fungi can be unattractive and can lead to staining on the material. Furthermore, you should avoid water runoff to avoid flooding. Similarly, you should make sure to fill any cracks and crevices between the pavers to prevent moisture from seeping into your soil.

Adding features like fire pits, a grill, or a shaded gathering spot are great ways to create an inviting outdoor space. These features can increase your property's functionality and aesthetics while adding a touch of charm.

While there is no way to guarantee that your hardscaping project will be successful, taking the necessary steps to reduce its impact on the environment will give you a leg up. Even small changes can have a big impact.

Having the right hardscaping materials will add to the appeal and value of your property. However, the real value of a hardscaping project lies in the benefits it provides your home and its environment.

 Parking Lot Paving in Lake Worth, Florida

Whether you're building a new parking lot or upgrading the one you already have, you should be aware of the process involved. From the initial site work to the final coating, it's important to take the right steps.

How to Properly Prepare Your Parking Lot for Paving

First, you'll want to choose a contractor with the expertise and experience to get the job done right. Your contractor should also be willing to provide a full estimate of materials and labor, and the cost will vary depending on the size and complexity of your project.

Next, you'll want to decide on the type of asphalt you'll use. Traditionally, asphalt paving has been done using base asphalt mixtures over an aggregate layer. This is the most common method. The advantages of this approach include the ability to keep the parking lot at a constant elevation, which eliminates the need for underdrains.

You'll also need to decide on how you'll handle water management. The amount of water your pavement can handle is a key factor in its longevity. If you're unable to control how much moisture a surface can absorb, it can cause damage.

In addition, you'll need to make sure your sub-base is adequately prepared for a new asphalt surface. Most subgrade soils contain silt and clay. This can cause moisture to penetrate the sub-base and undermine the structural strength of the pavement.

You'll also want to consider the appropriate thickness of your asphalt paving. The thickness of your base course and surface course will depend on how much traffic your parking lot gets.

 Striping in Lake Worth, Florida

Asphalt is an expensive and a very common pavement material. Protecting it from inclement weather is important.

Asphalt Striping Contractors Remove Existing Strips and Paint Buttons

Asphalt striping is vital for proper parking lot upkeep. Sealing concrete helps prevent cracking and extends the life of the underlying asphalt. If protecting your investment is of topmost importance, asphalt striping should definitely be part of any asphalt maintenance schedule and road construction plan. 

Asphalt parking lots, including industrial ones, have inclement weather-related conditions more often than other parking lots. Snow, rain, sleet and even ice; conditions make this a challenge for even the most seasoned asphalt striping company. To deal with inclement weather, asphalt paint protects the integrity of the asphalt. It also works as an anti-corrosion agent. By preventing cracking and chipping, this anti-icing paint reduces the need for additional sealcoating in the future.

If the parking lot is new, it's wise to protect it with a basic asphalt striping paint. This can be applied on a new parking lot after its construction has been completed. The good side to using a standard asphalt striping paint is that it's very inexpensive. It's also easy to apply and requires only moderate labor input. A parking lot with inclement weather should be sealed immediately with a regular anti-icing paint.

Asphalt striping and sealing are both done with latex paint. These two methods work very well in combination because they seal the edges and provide a protective coat against moisture. Latex also helps to give the edges a polished appearance that many people appreciate. Because both methods use little labor, your total cost is likely to be less than what would be required for hiring professionals to complete the job. In addition, the asphalt striping will be finished sooner than what would happen if you were to hire a professional paving company.

Asphalt line striping and asphalt parking lot sealing are done with polyurethane paint. Unlike many other types of paint, polyurethane doesn't crack or chip. This type of paint is very resistant to sunlight and won't fade. By applying the polyurethane coating, you can protect your painted surface from fading even during inclement weather. You can easily scrape off the old paint and replace it with the new polyurethane coat.

Because asphalt parking lots and street markings are exposed to rain and snow, they need to be sealed in order to protect the integrity of the pavement markings and prevent leaks. Sealcoating is done on asphalt surfaces when the weather gets below freezing. You must apply the coating when the pavement is wet because the cold air will seal the moisture in the asphalt. When you drive over an asphalt parking lot, the water that has accumulated on the surface will freeze and will turn white when it gets cold. This gives you the appearance of ice.

The old driveway at your home could use a makeover. In addition to increasing curb appeal, you can improve safety and reduce energy costs by sealing your asphalt and improving the appearance of your driveway. Professional paving companies use the latest technology to seal your asphalt and lines with an advanced epoxy polyurethane coating that will not crack or chip. Improved sealing methods help prevent future water damage to your asphalt and lines. You will also find that your parking lot and street signs will be more durable and safer to drive over because of improved traction and design.

If you are looking for an economical and aesthetic appeal, epoxy polyurethane paints for paved areas can provide you with the look and durability that you want without the expense and labor of removing existing stripes and paint chips. Polyurethane gives you the benefit of high-performance, low maintenance and long-lasting protection from water, sun, stains and wear and tear. Epoxy also provides a non-reflective surface that will reduce glare and other eye-weariness associated with paints.

 Asphalt Resurfacing and Overlay in Lake Worth, Florida

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Resurfacing and Overlay Services? Ultimately, you'll be happy with the finished result, but what's the right approach for your situation?

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Resurfacing And Overlay Services?

Let's look at cost, time, and preparation. Read on to learn more about repaving your driveway or parking lot. And then, contact a professional company to get the job done right! And don't forget to compare costs and labor times, too!

Cost

Asphalt resurfacing and overlay services are typically less expensive than a full reconstruction of the surface. Typically, the new layer sits one and a half to two inches above the existing concrete. Overlays are also a cheaper alternative to complete reconstruction, and they typically deliver the same level of quality. However, the cost of these services will depend on the type of asphalt you choose. Below are some of the factors to consider.

Time

If your driveway is looking a little tired, it may be time to get an asphalt overlay or resurfacing service. Asphalt overlays are a relatively inexpensive method to fix surface damage. These services apply a new layer of asphalt over the old one, and the old surface serves as a foundation for the new asphalt. Because an overlay is less expensive than a full reconstruction, it may be a better choice if your driveway is getting too old or has extensive structural damage.

Labor

If you're looking to replace the pavement on your parking lot or highway, you'll want to know how much asphalt resurfacing and overlay services will cost. The cost will depend on a few different factors, including the square footage of the road, depth of repairs, and additional materials. To get a fair estimate, ask the contractors for an estimate for the labor required to resurface or overlay your road.

Preparation

The preparation for asphalt resurfacing and overlay services begins with the removal of failed sections of the roadway. These sections are removed and replaced with a new section, either an asphalt overlay or a slurry resurfacing project. Inspectors determine which areas need resurfacing or replacement and may need surface treatment or a modified seal. This process should be performed systematically. The resulting resurfaced section will be up to one and a half inches higher than the existing concrete.

Cost-effectiveness

Using asphalt resurfacing and overlay services is an affordable and effective way to fix the problems on your pavement. Overlays can repair small cracks in your pavement, as well as fix larger ones. They are ideal for repairs of older pavements that have deteriorated. They can also improve the look of your parking lot or driveway. But how can you tell which one is right for you? Here are some tips to determine whether asphalt resurfacing and overlay services are right for you.

Problems

Overlays are an inexpensive solution to minor cracks in your asphalt driveway. However, they should only be used on a limited number of spots, such as minor stains and ruts. Overlays are not recommended for severely damaged asphalt because they may add to your total replacement cost. Instead, choose an asphalt repair company that offers a comprehensive range of resurfacing options. Listed below are the common problems associated with overlays.

 Sealcoating in Lake Worth, Florida

Sealcoating Your Home

When you are considering sealcoating your home, you need to decide how much the service will cost and what benefits it will offer. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using tar-based sealants, and the requirements for sealcoating. Continue reading to learn more! You can also learn about the different types of sealants and how they can benefit your home. But before you decide to get your home sealed, you should know what it takes to make your house look great afterward.

Costs of sealcoating

Cost of sealcoating differs according to the type and amount of surface it is applied to. Residential properties typically require a single coat of sealcoating to protect them from the elements. Commercial properties, on the other hand, may require more than one coat. Commercial properties include office buildings, shopping centers, corporate campuses, industrial parks, self-storage facilities, trucking facilities, and retirement communities. Homeowners' associations, apartments, and hospitality properties can also benefit from sealcoating.

Sealcoating requires proper preparation and materials. Unlike painting, sealcoating involves a little bit of equipment. While you can hire a professional sealcoating company, the average homeowner cannot afford to hire a sealcoat professional. The cheapest tool is an industrial push broom. You can also use a power blower to remove debris, which can cost more than $1500. Once you've found a reliable sealcoating contractor, it's time to get to work!

When it comes to materials, the cost of sealcoat depends on the amount of surface area it covers. The larger the surface area, the more expensive the sealant and labor. The table below outlines the materials, equipment, and labor costs of sealcoating projects. Each category has its own breakdown. If you're unsure of the exact amount you'll spend, contact a sealcoat contractor in your area and ask them to provide an estimate.

In addition to saving on labor costs, DIY sealcoating is a fun way to spend quality time with family and friends. While DIY sealcoating is a great way to save money, it requires poor-quality tools, trial and error, and can even cause you to ruin clothes and skin. For these reasons, hiring a sealcoating company is still a smart idea. If you're considering starting a sealcoating business, consider the costs and profit potential to get started.

The average cost for sealcoating a parking lot is approximately 40 cents per square foot. But that cost can be considerably higher depending on the type of equipment and sealant you choose. Low-end sealants cost anywhere from six to nine cents per square foot and will cover up to 400 square feet. Top-grade sealants will cost as much as $25 per pail. There are many factors that determine the total cost for sealcoating a parking lot.

Benefits of sealcoating

Besides its aesthetic benefits, sealcoating also helps extend the life of pavements. Its non-porous surface makes cleaning easier, while its superior sun blocking properties prevent fading of colors. Moreover, the process of sealcoating is more cost-effective than overlaying the entire pavement. And the savings are significant since sealcoating requires minimal maintenance and reduces repair costs. Therefore, it is beneficial for business owners to invest in sealcoating services.

Besides providing an extra layer of protection, sealcoating can also prevent cracks. Water will seep into untreated asphalt, spreading cracks and weakening its integrity. However, sealcoating prevents such damages by creating a protective layer on top of the asphalt. As a result, the pavement looks newer and lasts longer. In addition to this, pavement problems will be less frequent and will only show up if the sealcoating process is not followed.

Another benefit of sealcoating is that it helps accelerate the melting of snow. When applied, sealcoating also protects against rain, frost, and water penetration. However, you should make sure that the temperature of the pavement and the surrounding air are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Before applying the seal coat, make sure that the surface is free from dust and debris. If you need to cover a large area with sealcoating, you can also use a sprayer.

Apart from being more cost-effective, sealcoating can improve the appearance of your parking lot. For example, if your parking lot is in good shape, your customers will feel safer when they park their vehicles. In addition to this, sealcoating prevents potholes and asphalt cracks, which make parking lots look slick and safe. And if your parking lot looks old and shabby, potential customers will be repelled by it.

Similarly, asphalt pavements are susceptible to cracks and oxidation. Moreover, the expansion of water as ice can weaken the surface of the asphalt. And in some cases, the asphalt will completely wash out, destroying the gravel base beneath it. However, sealcoating can significantly extend the lifespan of an asphalt surface. And if you're wondering whether asphalt pavements need to be sealed, here's what you need to know.

Disadvantages of tar-based sealants

Many cities are hesitant to use coal tar products in new pavement. This is largely because of the carcinogenic risk of the substance, which is readily absorbed through the skin. In addition to this, coal tar-based sealants are not as long-lasting as asphalt alternatives. Therefore, customers might simply give up on resealing their pavement. This, in turn, could lead to a higher rate of resealing.

The environmental problems caused by coal tar-based sealants have prompted bans in 10 states and the District of Columbia. While research on trends in PAHs indicates that the pollution from coal tar-based sealants is not the main cause of PAHs, it may reduce their concentrations in urban water bodies. For example, a study by the University of New Hampshire found elevated levels of these chemicals in areas adjacent to coal tar. Additionally, officials in Austin, Texas, found high levels of PAHs in their waterways, which were attributed to coal tar-based sealants.

Another disadvantage of tar-based sealants is the high cost. Coal tar is expensive and not durable enough for commercial applications. In addition, it has been linked to increased traffic wearout, a condition known as raveling. DOT inspectors usually notice this problem when they come to inspect your pavement. There are no approved alternatives to coal tar emulsions. But coal tar has several advantages.

In addition to the high cost, it also contributes to pollution in the air. Children living near sealed parking lots ingest up to fourteen times more PAHs than children who don't live near these parking lots. Also, the dust generated by sealcoat abrading can lead to higher levels of PAHs than the concentrations in the air around a car. And if you're a sealcoat applicator, your skin is exposed to a higher dose of this toxic substance than you would inhale.

A study from 2009 suggests that coal-tar-based sealcoat contributes to greater PAHs than any other source. According to this study, coal-tar-based sealcoat contributed to 58 percent of the PAHs in Lady Bird Lake, a reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin. Since then, other cities have followed Austin's lead. In addition to imposing a fine, violating companies may face jail time.

Requirements for sealcoating

The initial application of sealcoat is important, but proper mix design and application rates are also important. Using a proper mix design procedure and Materials Inspection is essential to the success of any seal coat application. Once the binder is applied to the roadbed, the cover aggregate shall be removed by a rotary power broom. Then, pneumatic tire rollers will embed the cover aggregate. The inflation pressure for the rollers must be at least 80 psi. In this process, the contractor must adhere to a uniform spread pattern.

A proper cure time for sealcoats depends on weather conditions. The sealcoat material needs direct sunlight for the majority of its drying time. A mostly cloudy surface prevents proper drying and can significantly reduce the quality of the finished coating. If the surface is not fully dry, the application may be delayed or abandoned. For best results, the surface must be dry and free of water and dust before the final application. Then, the coating should cure for at least eight hours before it is opened to traffic.

The correct mix of a sealer is necessary to achieve a satisfactory result. The manufacturer of the sealer should recommend any additives that will enhance the performance of the sealer. If they are not supplied by the same manufacturer, it is advisable to consult the producer and manufacturer before making changes to the mix. Additionally, it is necessary to strictly follow the instructions on application and drying time. If the application process is not properly performed, the sealer may not be effective and may cause premature wear.

A good surface is essential for the proper application of a seal coat or chip seal. For instance, a surface that is subject to heavy traffic must be level before applying the seal coat or chip seal. This will prevent bleeding, or the asphalt being tracked or failing due to excessive traffic. When the surface is unstable, a leveling course can be used before applying the seal coat or chip seal. When the surface is stable, the marking process can follow.

 Asphalt Paving in Lake Worth, Florida

Asphalt paving is one of the most commonly used forms of construction today. This is due to its high adaptability and low cost. In addition, it is also considered to be a very practical option when it comes to home paving. However, it does have certain shortcomings that need to be taken note of. Read on to know about some of these and consider whether you should opt for asphalt or not.

One of the disadvantages of using an asphalt driveway is that it can be quite slippery. You need to make sure, therefore, that you drive your car carefully on it. And even if you do so, there is still a chance of your vehicle getting stuck on the asphalt. So, you should keep a good grip on the steering wheel and use all the available help you can. This is especially important if you are making a long-distance drive.

There is also a possibility that asphalt might damage the surface underneath if it is not properly sealed. This is because asphalt is a petroleum product and petroleum products can cause damage to the environment. Therefore, you should make sure that the paved area is adequately sealed to make sure that it does not erode.

It is also important to remember that asphalt can crack when it gets too wet. If this happens, you will need to replace the area with new asphalt so that it does not get cracked again in future. Otherwise, you may end up spending more on repairing cracks that you have caused. In fact, asphalt cracks can be a real headache especially during heavy rains when the paver becomes very susceptible to water penetration.

Apart from this, asphalt is also susceptible to cracking when it is exposed to heat. This is especially true during summer months when the temperature is high. During this period, it is possible for the asphalt to get very soft and mushy. When this happens, it is much harder to seal the surface properly and repair any cracks that have developed.

Another problem that can occur with an asphalt paver is when it is being used improperly. For instance, when the asphalt paver is being used to pave driveways, it can easily grind over the edges of the driveway. The grout lines might also get damaged during this process. In fact, there are some homeowners who prefer using concrete or paved paths in front of their homes and driveways. However, they often forget that they should also seal these paths. Sealing the pathways will help to keep them protected from debris, grit, water and sand.

Homeowners should therefore find a qualified company to clean up their asphalt paver once in a while. These professionals will use a pressure washer to remove all the dirt and debris that have built up on the paver. They will then use a power washer to completely clean the water surface. After this is done, you can simply have the surfaces sealed and maintained by your local company.

By hiring a company to perform regular maintenance on your asphalt paver, you will be able to prevent some very common problems. For instance, if you find that the pavers have cracks, you can ask your local maintenance company to repair these cracks before they become larger. You can also ask them to apply new asphalt once a year. If you forget to do this, the asphalt will eventually wear out and begin to crack again. By properly maintaining your asphalt paver, you will be able to save yourself money in the long run because you will not have to call maintenance on a regular basis.

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