Parking Lot Services
Is your pavement parched? Are cracks creeping across your parking lot? Is your asphalt asking for assistance? City Wide can manage a variety of services from sweeping services and pressure washing to resurfacing and repair. Below are some of the various services that help to maintain the appearance and functionality of your lot.
It may seem like a menial task, but regular cleaning of your parking lot by sweeping can make a big difference in the day to day appearance of your property’s exterior. By removing the accumulation of debris, dirt, and grime your pavement will look well-maintained and professional. Sweeping machines make this process feasible for even large lots and garages.
Cracks can be caused by several different occurrences. Temperature and weathering naturally cause small fractures in the pavement, and once moisture finds its way into these fractures they can be widened greatly. Edge cracks caused by insufficient shoulder support and poor drainage, as well as reflective cracks caused by poorly placed pavement overlays, are results of poorly executed repair or construction.
It’s important to note that not all pavement cracks are the same and often need different levels of repair – but by sealing these cracks when they appear, you can slow or even prevent their expansion.
Patching and Repair
Some cracks develop into potholes. These holes are dangerous and can cause damage to vehicles and pedestrians alike. Potholes should be patched and repaired as they occur. By digging out the hole to a solid base then filling it with the right kind of patch material, you can be sure to keep it from developing further.
Drainage Adjustment and Repair
Bad drainage can mean flooded parking lots and damaged property. Leveling off the lot in the proper way and providing the proper drainage is important, not only for the condition of your pavement, but also for the safety of visitors and property.
Sealcoating is an important step in the repair and maintenance process that often gets overlooked. This emulsion application provides a weather resistant seal to the asphalt and can also make the lot look brand new. See next week’s post for more on sealcoating.
Striping often occurs in tandem with other services on this list, but can also be carried out if the lines in your lot are simply faded. Painting fresh lines helps drivers park and navigate your lot safely.
Curbs and walkways around your parking lot can be damaged by daily wear and tear as well. Concrete is treated much differently than asphalt but can often be repaired at the same time. This increases the aesthetic value, drainage, and safety of your parking lot.
City Wide can help you plan the repairs and maintenance of your facility, including your parking lots. Contact us today to find out more about the wide range of services we manage.Back