The S.C.A.L.E. (Seal coating, Crack sealing, Asphalt, Lot marking Evaluation) Guide was created as a reference guide for facility and property managers to understand and rate the surface conditions of their parking lots. It explains the lifecycle of a parking lot including common causes of deterioration along with maintenance techniques to maximize pavement condition. It aids in the inspection process and helps prioritize repairs.
The guide illustrates both preventative maintenance, such as infrared asphalt repair and structural maintenance, including removal and replacement. Included is a full glossary of industry terms, a grading scale to help identify the current state of a parking lot, and a parking lot evaluation form that can be completed on-site and retained for records.