Mill and Overlay: How to Plan Around Traffic in Your Industrial Parking Lot

February, 24, 2022 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Newly paved parking lot

Your industrial parking lot is under a lot of pressure – literally. Over time, all the traffic and environmental wear and tear will cause your aspahlt to lose its integrity. Milling and overlay services allow you to restore your asphalt lots before they require a full-depth reconstruction, saving your business time and money. Fortunately, both milling and overlay processes can be completed relatively quickly, often in as little as one or two days (though it might take a few more days before the new surface can be used). That said, you don’t want anything to get in the way of such a project, nor do you want to prevent your people from getting in and out of work in a safe and timely fashion.

With all this in mind, here’s how to properly plan around traffic in your industrial parking lot when investing in milling or overlay services.

How to Plan Traffic for Paving

Schedule Milling and Overlay Services for When Things Are Slow

Even the most active industrial facilities take breaks now and then. If your location operates 24/7, there may never be a perfect time to invest in parking lot repairs and renovations, but certain times will better lend themselves to such projects. And if your facility regularly shuts down (e.g., overnight, weekends, holidays, etc.), then you’ll have several opportunities of prolonged downtime to get this done. Whatever the case, always schedule milling or overlay services for those times when traffic is at its lowest. Doing so will mitigate if not entirely prevent any disruptions to your operations or those of the contractors you hire.

Keep Employees and Visitors in the Loop

Regardless of whether anyone other than asphalt contractors is around during the project, it’s important to clearly communicate with all employees, visitors, and regular occupants. Let them know well in advance that a parking lot repair and/or renovation project is coming up and that it may affect their ability to enter as they normally would for some time. As the project’s date approaches, post clear signage on site as a clear reminder to anyone who missed the memo or forgot what was taking place. When everyone is in the know, the potential for costly accidents is greatly diminished.

Tackle One Area at a Time

The time it takes to complete milling, overlaying, or any parking lot paving project depends on how much surface area needs to be covered. If you’re dealing with a relatively small parking lot, the whole project might be done in just a day. On the other hand, it might take several days to completely resurface a larger industrial lot. Many industrial facilities can’t afford to completely cordon off their parking space for this extended duration. As such, it often makes more sense to tackle the project in sections, leaving portions of the lot available for use while the others are repaired. Breaking up your milling or overlay project like this may end up costing more and taking more time overall, but it will help you avoid other operational costs. If you’d rather get it all done in one fell swoop, make sure you can offer your employees overflow parking in the meantime.

Hire a Competent and Efficient Industrial Paving Company

The best way to ensure a quick, efficient, obstruction-free commercial paving project is to hire the best contractor in your area. Cassidy Paving has become the go-to asphalt contractor for businesses across New England thanks to our wide range of services, consistent results, and courteous customer service. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next industrial parking lot project.

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