Investing in parking lot maintenance for your property’s asphalt paving contributes to its longevity and durability. Spring remains the best time of the year for this, as it provides an opportunity to find underlying issues after a long, harsh winter. Here are a few tips to help you keep the pavement in good condition.
How to Maintain Asphalt Parking Lots
1. Perform a Visual Inspection
By thoroughly examining your asphalt paving for cracks and other damages, you can pinpoint which areas need to be repaired. Although it is tempting to ignore small cracks, take note of them because they can turn into bigger, costlier problems in the long run.
2. Clean Debris and Puddles
There are several forms of dirt and debris brought forth by changing seasons. After the winter, inspect your parking lot's surface and drainage system for any water that may have gathered there. Remove any overgrown bushes or branches from your parking lot, as well. It will look better and prevent tripping accidents and vehicle damage when it's cleaned up. Consider creating a regular cleaning schedule to make this a more effective solution and make upkeep easier.
After you've cleared your parking lot, sealcoating can give an extra layer of protection against harsh weather. It protects the asphalt pavement from the damaging effects of oxidation, weathering, and vehicle fluids. This procedure also improves the appearance and restores the black shine.
4. Fill Cracks
After inspection and cleaning, it’s time to look back on your list and address the cracks you have found. Your asphalt paving contractor will use various repair methods to fill these cracks. During this process, the experts may uncover other problems. For example, they might find out that tree roots damage compromises the integrity of your parking lot from underneath.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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