Asphalt Parking Lot Care 101: Things To Know


If you've decided that asphalt paving is the right solution for your parking area, it's important to understand that an asphalt parking area needs different care and attention than a gravel one. Knowing how to take care of your parking area will go a long way toward ensuring that it lasts for as long as possible. Here are a few of the things that your asphalt paving contractor wants you to understand about your parking lot's care and maintenance.

Keep It Clean 

One of the most common culprits of wear and tear on an asphalt parking surface is dirt and debris. If you don't keep the parking lot clean, that dirt becomes an abrasive layer that just wears away at the asphalt surface. Schedule a daily street sweeping service or something similar to keep your parking area clean, and then a periodic pressure washing as well to eliminate any vehicle fluids or other residual contaminants on the asphalt surface.

Address Cracks And Damage Right Away

Your asphalt contractor can help you fill in cracks and holes in your asphalt parking surface quickly and easily, especially if you call them as soon as you notice a problem. The sooner you address surface damage to your asphalt, the less risk you'll have of that surface damage spreading. Remember that cracks and such will allow water to settle below the asphalt surface. Freezing temperatures will create frost heaves that can be destructive to your asphalt. Call for patchwork and repairs right away when you notice any damage.

Ask About Sealcoating 

Annual sealcoating on an asphalt parking area can go a long way to preserving the surface condition and the structural stability of the asphalt. Talk with your asphalt contractor about the benefits of sealcoating and find out how long you should wait after your new asphalt parking lot is applied. Many times, you'll be advised to wait for several months or longer before the initial sealcoating application to allow your new asphalt to fully cure and settle first. Then, you can have sealcoating applied to the surface. Reapplying that coating every year or every other year will protect your parking lot investment for many years to come.

These are just a few of the things that your asphalt paving contractor wants you to know before you pave your parking lot. Talk with a contractor near you today for more advice and suggestions for long-term asphalt care.

To learn more, contact a company like Pro-Seal & Paving, LLC.


13 July 2022

Laying The Pavement: Blog Edition

Paving contractors spend all day laying the pavement. We figured that the least we could do was write about it! In other words, we plan on laying the pavement of information. Yes, that sounds a little cheesy, but sometimes it's okay to sound cheesy when talking about something as serious as pavement. We caught your attention, didn't we? Now that we've caught your attention, allow us to share a little more about this blog. It will feature articles about paving and pavement contractors, and we plan on providing a lot of different information and perspectives as we go. You're welcome to join us!