Overview of Commercial Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance Measures

Overview of Commercial Asphalt Parking Lot Maintenance Measures

A sanitary, undamaged parking lot says plenty about a company. Likely more than we admit. When people approach a business, they often make subconscious judgments about whether it meets our standards or not. A clean, well-paved, and even parking area gives the appearance that an establishment isn't a dump. They subconsciously believe that the quality of their business is reflected in how they manage the care of the building and parking lot where they operate. Good pavement declares that a commercial company is professional and successful and infuses time and money into making their space feel inviting. Sadly, asphalt deteriorates over time for everyone who manages a parking area.

Asphalt, a blend of sand, gravel, and bitumen (tar), naturally parches and splits apart due to external elements. Even the best quality asphalt laid by experts on commercial and residential paving in Clermont will ultimately start to age and fail. This is particularly true in the sweltering Florida heat, which is unavoidably destructive. However, you can extend the life of your blacktop parking lot through ongoing asphalt maintenance.

Asphalt damage is unavoidable.

No matter how much action you put into sufficient asphalt maintenance via the following suggestions, your asphalt parking area will need to be repaved someday. Because asphalt is basically a 'liquid' material, multiple elements will eventually cause it to dry up and form pockets between the compressed foundation beneath and the upper asphalt layer. These elements include sun, water, or chemical damage (like gas and engine oil), poor initial application, and more. As a result, asphalt, leaning on multiple factors, must be wholly repaved about every decade. However, asphalt maintenance keeps your asphalt parking area looking fresh and functional until the moment arrives for repaving and can delay the need for repaving.

There are various kinds of asphalt maintenance.

Preventive maintenance extends the physical life of your company's asphalt parking area. This kind of maintenance includes surface therapies that delay the inevitable cracks that form and permit drainage of water and chemicals to ooze between the asphalt and compressed foundation layers. As a result, surface treatments reduce the need for more routine and costly periodic maintenance.

Corrective maintenance is completed after your asphalt parking area shows signs of damage. Corrective maintenance is needed when preventive care has been overlooked or reached its benefit limitation. Corrective maintenance symptoms include extreme cracking, inadequate friction, ruts, potholes, and sloughed pavement slabs. In addition, corrective maintenance incorporates filling and sealing cracks.

Emergency Maintenance is required when your asphalt parking lot encounters serious issues that need to be resolved urgently. Damage considered an emergency includes huge potholes that could harm automobiles. Blowouts are a very extreme kind of pothole where the base underneath and around the pothole has crumpled or fallen prey to severe cracking. Blowouts are detrimental to automobiles and the foundation of your asphalt parking area, require comprehensive base repair in the area of the pothole, and may require a large section of your parking lot to be reconstructed. Emergency maintenance includes temporary treatments and restorations that keep the pavement surface together before implementing corrective maintenance.

This is an overview of asphalt parking lot maintenance measures. Contact us today if you need commercial or residential paving in Clermont. We are here for you.

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