As a business owner or building maintenance manager, there are many aspects to keeping up with maintaining your building and property. One area that can be a real eyesore when it isn’t properly maintained is the parking lot. Many people don’t give much thought to their asphalt parking lot because asphalt surfaces usually last 15-20 years. However, they only last that long if they are properly cared for and maintained. Andersen Asphalt & Striping is here to share some tips for maintaining your parking lot, so it lasts as long as possible.
Maintain Parking Lot Landscape
If your parking lot is like most, there is landscaping scattered throughout and around it to add to the beauty of your property. It is important that this landscaping is properly maintained with curbing and drainage solutions to avoid damaging the asphalt surrounding it. Before planting any trees near and around your parking lot, consider teaming up with an arborist to help you choose trees that won’t damage your asphalt with unruly roots.
Keep Parking Lot Clean
Don’t allow garbage and trash to accumulate in your parking lot. This will not only look unsightly, but it can leave staining and damage your asphalt. Something you should be especially aware of is oil staining. If you don’t get rid of oil stains on your asphalt, they cause your asphalt to slowly deteriorate. Power washing can help you get rid of anything that has accumulated on the surface of your parking lot.
Proper Parking Lot Drainage
Standing water and your asphalt don’t mix. Water is one of the biggest sources of asphalt damage. You need to ensure that there is proper draining in your parking lot so that after any heavy rainstorm, there isn’t water standing and puddling on the surface of your parking lot.
Fix Potholes, Crack Sealer & Other Asphalt Repairs
As your asphalt parking lot ages, there are sure to be cracks and potholes that start to form. It is important you take care of these issues before they turn into large problems that require asphalt replacement to fix. Working to quickly solve these problems will help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
Purpose of Sealcoating
Regularly sealcoating is one of the best ways to restore the surface of your parking lot. Regular sealcoating helps you avoid cracks from spreading and causing serious damage. It also will help to slow the deterioration that comes naturally as your asphalt ages. Ideally, you should be sealcoating your asphalt every 6-12 months to extend the life of your asphalt parking lot.
The striping in your parking lot is essential to the safety of the customers that visit your business. This helps to define parking spaces and handicapped parking. It can also be helpful in providing directions for drivers.
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If you have a parking lot that you are responsible for care for and maintaining, you need to call on Andersen Asphalt & Striping to ensure your parking lot lasts. We provide sealcoating, repair services and striping to help your parking lot look its best. Call us today!