5 Steps to Refresh Your Parking Lot
Your parking lot can be a professional first impression or a poorly maintained safety hazard. One of the most cost effective methods of protecting your parking lot is with a sealant. It is recommended that the first coat of sealant is applied 60 to 90 days after pavement is constructed.
You can protect your parking lot and save time and money with these additional tips this season:
- Check for safety! Did your striping wear away over the winter? Make sure crosswalks are clearly defined and safe paths to entrances and exits are clear. Ask about Parking Lot Striping and Lighting.
- Sweep it up! Have your lots swept free of dirt and sand quarterly. This will extend the life of your asphalt and keeps dirt out of your building. Ask about Parking Lot Sweeping and how it can reduce your floor care costs.
- Fix it today! Assess your parking lot for holes and areas that need to be removed and replaced. Depending on your climate, these repairs can only be done at certain times of the year. Have small cracks in the asphalt sealed with rubberized crack sealant before rain can make them worse. Ask about whether you need Parking Lot Repairs to the tune of sealing, resurfacing, or filling.
- Bug off! Eliminate standing water, and the mosquitos that come with it, by filling in low spots in your parking lot. It may also help to slope the ground away from your commercial building if possible. Especially with the threat of Zika, it’s important to be aware of standing water on your property.
- Plan ahead! If you see areas of major damage (especially around drains, curbs, grades, and entry points), the existing asphalt may need a major re-haul.