Your manufacturing business doesn’t take any season off, neither should your pavement. Cassidy Paving offers year-round asphalt maintenance for manufacturers. We know that keeping your lot safe is one of the most important things you can do for your company and employees. We want to help you lessen your liability and keep your workflow moving steadily regardless of the amount of snow and ice we receive in Massachusetts.
How to Keep Your Manufacturing Lot Safe in the Winter
Clear Your Pavement
Keeping your lot free from debris and other obstacles are one of the best ways to ensure safety for those using your facility. When the winter months come, any debris that is left on your lot will pose additional hazards when coupled with freezing temperatures. When frozen, debris like limbs and leaves will carry additional weight on your asphalt’s load bearing. This can cause cracks and potholes where it could have been avoided. The first step in keeping your manufacturing lot safe and free of liability issues this winter is to remove debris prior to the first freeze.
Make Any Repairs
The best defense against the effects of snow and ice on your asphalt pavement is to make repairs before they arrive. If you have any small cracks or indentations in your asphalt, these are worthy of inspection by an asphalt professional. The freeze-thaw cycle is something that you must be aware of throughout the winter. Asphalt is a porous material that will expand and contract with freezing temperatures. Any shifts during this expansion and contraction cycle will make already strained asphalt much worse. You should make repairs throughout the year and especially before the first snowfall if you are able. If you see anything that concerns you during the winter, you can still give our crew a call for an inspection. Winter inspections mean expedited springtime service with Cassidy Paving.
Have a Snow Removal Plan
One of the most important things we can share with manufacturing customers for lot maintenance is to have a snow removal plan in place before the first snowfall. If you have snow blocking access to your building, you could be losing productivity as well as money. This does not have to be the case. Prior to winter, you can look for and interview professional snow removal companies that would work best with your needs. At Cassidy Paving, we offer flexible snow removal contracts on a per push, per storm, or per season basis. The great thing about having our crew already on standby is that you do not have to do anything when the snow comes. We keep an eye on the forecast, prepare our equipment and supplies, and arrive just in time to keep you from losing manufacturing profitability.
Make a Plan
Cassidy Paving has many years of experience providing asphalt paving services to manufacturers across New England. We understand how important your time is and we want to make sure you are getting the highest quality asphalt installation and repairs that support productivity and safety. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate, inspection, or information on our snow removal plans.