Regular maintenance of your asphalt parking lot is an extremely important task to keep on top of. If you let deterioration and damage build up, you’ll hasten repaving or even replacement. That can come with a hefty price tag, and can be a time-consuming process.
Fortunately, regular maintenance with the help of Epic Paving can make sure your surface lasts and lasts. If you want to extend the life of your current surface, preventative maintenance is the cost-effective key.
Here are some common faults people have in their parking lots, and our recommended fixes.
Once cracks get larger than about a quarter of an inch, you’re beginning to risk damage to your sub-base as water seeps through the cracks. These cracks should be cleaned, repaired and filled to prevent any damage from undermining the integrity of your parking lot.
Potholes are both serious damage to your parking lot and a potential hazard to cars attempting to use it. If you don’t restore potholes before cold weather hits, water can penetrate the paved surface, causing more cracking and damage thanks to the freezing and thawing cycle. The expert at Epic Paving know the proper way to fix potholes – we won’t just slap some cold asphalt down and call it done, as that will lead to the pothole just reappearing in the near future. We’ll make sure the job is done right.
When asphalt starts fading, it lowers the aesthetic appeal of your property. You don’t need to replace or resurface it to get that good-as-new appearance, however – sealcoating will make your asphalt look great once again. It has other benefits, too – it fills in surface damage; protects your pavement against oxidation, oil and chemical spills; and prevents water penetration, rain, frost and snow damage.
Oil stains and other debris isn’t a sign of deterioration, but still have a negative impact on your parking lot’s curbside appeal. Small stains can be removed as a do-it-yourself project – even Coca-Cola can be used to clean up a fresh stain. Larger stains could use the professional touch of a street sweeper and its specialized bristled brushes.
With regular repair and maintenance, taking care of small problems before they become larger, you can seriously extend the life of your parking lot! A properly-maintained lot can last 20 years or more. A little maintenance prevents a large headache later.