How to Create an Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance Plan

July, 13, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 3 min read
Once you have your asphalt pavement parking lot in place, you will want to do everything you can to protect your investment. The experts at Cassidy Paving highly suggest working with a professional to create a maintenance plan that works for you and your parking lot. Not taking care of deterioration and other issues with your parking lot in a timely manner can be disastrous. Our preference is to take care of issues long before they ruin your parking lot. Here are the main topics to consider when mapping out your ongoing maintenance plan.

The Importance of Cleaning Your Parking Lot

Even parking lots need a good cleaning. Dirt and grime can build up on the asphalt and become abrasive to the sealant and the asphalt itself. With seasonal cleaning, you can keep your customers and tenants happy, improve the surface, and extend the lifespan of the lot. A parking lot with tons of debris can also be a liability for you.

Why You Should Sealcoat Your Parking Lot

For best results and longevity, your maintenance plan should occur every one to three years. Each application will depend on the date of the future application. Sealers help fill in small cracks, create a barrier that water cannot penetrate, protects against UV rays and chemical erosion, and even improves the look of the surface. Cassidy Paving will set a schedule for sealcoating so that you don’t have to worry about your parking lot becoming compromised over the years.

How to Best Handle Potholes

Regardless of how vigilant you are with your maintenance plan, there still may be a pothole from time to time. We will include a plan for potholes and other imperfections in your parking lot. The schedule we will set for you will address any instances of weakness in the asphalt and how we will handle those times. The goal is to plan consistent and appropriate maintenance so that potholes will not have the chance to spread to larger areas of the lot. READ MORE: Why Are There Holes In My Parking Lot? Asphalt Paving Expert Q+A

The Importance of Striping

At the installation of your parking lot, you will have received perfectly lined striping indicating all of the spaces and loading areas needed. Unfortunately, those lines will not last forever without a touch-up. The Cassidy Paving team wants to make sure that your parking lot is as safe as possible with the correctly distanced parking spaces and ADA compliance. Repainting the stripes will also keep your area looking clean and ensures a great first impression to customers. READ MORE: A Good “First Impression” Starts in the Parking Lot

Create Your Individualized Plan

Your parking lot maintenance should be handled by a professional who is well versed in the complexities of the Massachusetts climate, while also understanding the best application practices. The sooner you address any issues with your parking lot, the more cost-effective the services will be. Don’t wait until you have a big problem. Now is the time to schedule prevention for your asphalt pavement. Give us a call today, at 866-978-9788 to get on the schedule.
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