Parking lots are the first thing that most people encounter when they visit your business. If yours is looking run down, filled with trash, and on its last leg, this doesn’t put out a good image for your business. It’s important that your parking lot is maintained along with the rest of your property. In this article, we give you some tips on how to do so.
Resolve Cracks, Potholes, and Crumbling Asphalt
Cracks, potholes, and crumbling asphalt are one of the biggest enemies to having a long-lasting, sturdy parking lot. Parking lot maintenance is required in these cases, and these issues should be resolved as soon as possible. If they are not, they can be worsened by cars driving over them, pedestrians kicking them, etc. Cracks and potholes are not sealcoated and can lead directly into the asphalt. This can cause erosion over time and weaken the surface of your asphalt parking lot.
However, this is not the only problem with large cracks and potholes. Large cracks and potholes present the issue of future legal action. You could face legal trouble caused by accidents in the lot involving potholes or cracks. Resolving potholes and large cracks as soon as possible is not only a good idea for regular parking lot maintenance–and to keep your parking lot lasting longer, but it is also a good idea in case anyone should have an accident on your property. Keep your business and your parking lot safe and protected by filling cracks and potholes, and replacing crumbling asphalt as soon as possible.
Keep It Clean
You should always make sure to keep your lot clean. More than anything else, keeping it clean will keep your parking lot attractive and keep it from getting serious damage. While we don’t think about it a lot, the parking lot can really get a lot of wear and tear just from daily use. Whether it’s the large number of cars driving through and parking, or it’s the pedestrians passing through, there are a number of issues that can arise.
Cars driving through can cause wear and tear to the asphalt, hit potholes and worsen them, or peel out and leave tire marks on your asphalt. Oil and engine fluids drip onto the asphalt. This can be unsightly and is not good for the integrity of the asphalt either. Make sure to find a method that works for you to clean these off! Plus, those in cars can leave trash behind–either purposefully or unwittingly. This goes for pedestrians as well who may toss trash. They could also cause further damage to any crumbling areas of your asphalt. The best thing to do is clean it up at least once a week and keep your parking lot looking great.
Sealcoating is Your Best Friend
If your parking lot needs a refresher, it’s time to call up 309 Paving Services and get sealcoating. Sealcoating should be done every few years to make sure that you are giving your asphalt the best chance that it has. Sealcoating will keep the water, oil, and other debris out of your asphalt. Additionally, it will keep it looking beautiful for a few more years. This is a great in between treatment before you need to replace your asphalt parking lot every 10-15 years.
If you need help with your parking lot maintenance, call 309 Paving Services today! We can help you create a plan to maintain your parking lot, when you need to replace it, and when you should do upkeep with sealcoating. We can also provide your business with street sweeping services. Give us a call today for more information and to get started on prolonging the life of your parking lot.