Letting your commercial parking lot fall into disrepair can be a significant liability. People could fall and get hurt or damage their vehicles, holding you legally and financially responsible for medical bills or car repairs. So you can take better care of your investment, below are a few common problems an asphalt paving specialist should address.
4 Common Types of Asphalt Parking Lot Damage
Vehicle weight stresses the pavement, causing it to warp as a result. Inspect the parking lot for odd impressions. By catching the issue early, an asphalt paving technician can smooth out the blemishes and prevent any significant structural damage. Severe warping can weaken the layers below the surface, resulting in the need to replace the damaged sections or the entire installation.
If the seal is worn, water can seep into the asphalt. The water-logged pavement expands and contracts in fluctuating temperatures, causing the material to break down. Driving and walking on the parking lot can dislodge the damaged areas, causing potholes to form. The craters are significant safety hazards, so call an asphalt paving professional before someone slips and gets hurt.
In addition to water, exposure to sunlight can also alter the surface. Ultraviolet rays can cause the vibrant black color to turn a dull gray. Sunlight also causes asphalt to become dry and brittle, increasing the risk of cracks forming. Resealing will restore the appearance and strength of the parking lot. This can help preserve the parking lot and prevent the need to have it dug up, repoured, and replaced entirely.
4. Standing Water
After heavy rain, you shouldn’t see pools of water in the parking lot. Excess moisture quickly seeps into the pavement, deteriorating the asphalt. Standing water could point to a drainage problem that needs to be fixed. Examine the areas where the puddles are and evaluate how they can be correct to provide better draining capacity.
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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