Do you have a newly repaired asphalt paving parking lot and need to avoid calling for other asphalt services for as long as possible? To avoid ongoing overhauls and big repairs, you can implement a maintenance plan for your parking lot. These plans are crucial to keeping your asphalt lots safe and functional throughout the year. Here are the top ideas to be aware of when creating a maintenance plan that works best for you.
Preventative Maintenance Ideas
Brainstorming your asphalt paving maintenance plan is especially important right after you’ve had repairs to your parking lot. Preventative services are essential to keeping both extensive and expensive repairs away as long as possible. Some of the best ideas for maintaining your lot with proactive asphalt services include:
- Crack filling
- Striping and restriping throughout the lot
Each of these services is essential to include and can often be completed quickly and without disruption to your entire parking lot. Continuous preventative parking lot maintenance is the best way to avoid downtime in your parking lot so that your business and its operations can run as usual.
Corrective Maintenance Ideas
Regardless of your best effort, there is bound to be a time when you need repairs for various forms of deterioration in your parking lot. A combination of overloading and a lack of preventative maintenance causes many types of pavement distress that we see even on very new asphalt parking lots. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Safety Administration, the most common types of corrective maintenance, and what you should prepare for, are:
- Asphalt potholes
- Large areas of cracking (fatigue, alligator, longitudinal, block, reflection, transverse)
- Surface deformation (rutting, shoving)
- Surface defects (bleeding, raveling, polished aggregates)
- Joint deficiencies
These are just a few of the issues that we often find in parking lots across New England and are the things you should prepare for. Some repairs to keep in mind are patching and milling. Even when you have a small area of your parking lot that needs attention, it is best to do one of these two services to keep the issues from spreading. At Cassidy Paving, we have a lot of experience providing corrective repairs for parking lot customers, and we can work with you to make a plan that interferes with your daily life as little as possible.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
We know that asphalt parking lot repairs can be time-consuming and expensive, but there are a few other things that you can do on your own to avoid having to call in asphalt contractors. One thing that you can do regularly is clean your pavement. You can remove debris and power wash to remove oil and other grime that wears down your blacktop. This is always a good idea to implement in your property maintenance to-do list.
Get Professional Insight
If you need more help to determine what services to include in your asphalt maintenance plan, give us a call today at 866-978-9788. Our team encourages property managers and facility and business owners in New England to proactively plan so that minor asphalt issues don’t become catastrophic liabilities.