Why It’s ImportantEven small inconsistencies in your parking lot can indicate a need for asphalt repair and sealing. Inconsistencies are early symptoms of something bigger down the line. Loose gravel and small cracks are very common and are likely in your parking lot right now. Because these blemishes are so frequent, property managers are likely to become desensitized to the need to call in an asphalt and pavement contractor once they're discovered. If you have questions about whether something is “normal,” it is always best to ask a professional. Disregarding these minor breakdowns won’t do your business any favors. When it comes to asphalt paving repair, frequent services mean that you’re less likely to need extensive asphalt repairs or even a complete repavement.
What Issues to Look Out ForAs a property manager, we know that your priority is on the safety and functionality of the building and surrounding, including the parking lot. Familiarizing yourself with possible asphalt issues can help you maintain a safe environment year-round, no matter how minor they seem. The most common asphalt issues in parking lots are:
- Raveling: You may see this as loose rocks and chipped pavement
- Depressions and Potholes: Any areas that collect water usually caused by inadequate compaction. Small depressions can lead to asphalt potholes if they are not addressed quickly
- Cracks: Various types of cracking such as alligator cracking, block cracks with our without raveling, longitudinal cracks, and cracks may appear along the edge of your parking lot