4/10/2018 5 Comments
Spring Asphalt Maintenance
Although it may seem hard to believe by looking out the window, Spring will be here before we know it. Along with everything else on your “to do” list, now is a great time to think about your parking lot and other paved areas. In general, you’ll want to evaluate and make repairs to any cracks or damage you find. Being proactive in fixing small areas now can help extend the life of your paved areas and avoid a larger capital investment to fix larger areas down the road.
Here’s what your Spring Checklist should include…
Once the snow melts, do a thorough visual inspection of your parking lot and paved areas. Make note of any small cracks or damaged areas. These are areas you want to repair as soon as possible. Cracks allow water to seep into the asphalt weaken the structure from underneath. Potholes are not only unsightly but dangerous – they can put your business at risk of a lawsuit if they contribute to a fall, accident or injury.
Asphalt problems are dangerous. If you have potholes or significant cracks and other areas of deterioration in your parking lot, you are making yourself vulnerable to lawsuits in case of a fall, accident or injury. Having to pay up for personal injury damages or damages to a vehicle is way more expensive than having that pothole fixed.
Check your records to see if you’ve had sealcoating performed within the last few years. If not, you should make this a priority and contact McCormick Works (479-297-6122) to get it scheduled. Sealcoating guards the asphalt from the sun, ice, salt, oils, and other chemicals that shorten the life of your pavement. It also ensures a longer lasting life for your pavement, lower repair costs and gives your pavement a fresh, new black appearance.
If the lines and striping in your parking lot are fading, it’s time to freshen up or re-stripe your lot. A fresh coat of paint not only improves your curb appeal, it helps your company comply with applicable regulations and shows your customers you care about their safety. You’ll want to make sure that your parking spaces, fire lanes, handicapped areas, no parking zones, speed bumps and loading zones are clearly marked. You’ll want to use rugged, long lasting paint materials, applied with professional techniques. Do Moore Works (479-997-2450) can help you select and apply the right paint for all your parking lot striping needs.
Sweeping your parking lot on a regular basis to clear rocks, leaves, and dirt will not only make it more attractive and safer for your customers, but also extend the life of your pavement. Make sure you check and clear basins/drains on a regular basis as part of your cleaning process. Regular cleaning helps prevent build-up of harmful debris that can clog drainage and create the perfect environment for cracks and pothole to form on your asphalt surfaces.
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Sealtite: Green Asphalt Maintenance offers a full range of asphalt and concrete construction products that includes seal coat, hot crack filler, line striping paint, asphalt tools. No matter what your area is made of or how it’s being treated, we can recommend the most appropriate solution. Call us at 479-997-2449 and we’ll work out the logistics with you.
9/12/2019 09:28:45 am
I appreciate that you explained how a fresh striping job will show your customers that you prioritize safety. My uncle just bought a building so that he can start a business, but he has noticed that the parking lot is in poor condition and needs some repainted lines. I'll let him know that his customers will appreciate that he re-stripes his parking lot.
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7/26/2022 10:07:59 am
My friend has been having issues with asphalt cracks on his property, and he's not sure what to do about it. It makes sense that he might benefit from getting a professional to fix it for him. I can see how working with an expert would be beneficial.
3/31/2023 11:58:39 am
It's great that you elaborated on painting your parking lot's lines and strips to improve your customers' safety. Not long ago, my cousin decided to invest in commercial buildings and needs to find a professional team to renovate their parking lots and landscapes, so I'll email this to my cousin right away. Thanks for the insight on parking lot maintenance and what to expect from it.
5/9/2023 09:24:10 pm
I highly recommend visiting the website and reading the blog post on spring asphalt maintenance for anyone looking to protect and maintain their asphalt surfaces. Sealtite Group's expertise and practical guidance will help readers tackle the challenges posed by winter and ensure their asphalt surfaces are ready for the season ahead.
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