2 Preventative Maintenance Tasks For Your Asphalt Parking Lot


You have invested a good amount of money in your parking lot. You need that parking lot, so your customers can enter your business. Because you put money into it, you want it to last for a while. One way to ensure that happens is to hire an asphalt contractor to do preventative maintenance for your parking lot. What are some of the jobs that need to get done to make sure that your parking lot lasts a long time?

Preventative Maintenance

These are tasks that are done before problems start. That's because the potential problem is found and handled before it can become an issue that would cause more costly repairs. Generally, there is a schedule of when specific preventative maintenance tasks should be done. Following that schedule can help keep your parking lot in good shape for a long time. Your contractor can help you with the maintenance schedule and checklist. 

Sweep the Lot

One of the things that you should do is sweep your lot regularly. This doesn't mean that you have to go outside with a broom and personally sweep your parking lot since that would take a lot of time if your parking lot is large, and that time is time you can better spend working on your business. Depending on the size of your parking lot, you have some options. One option is to hire a company that does street cleaning to use one of their cleaners on your parking lot on a particular schedule. You could also check with an asphalt service to see if it's something they can do for you. 

Seal Coat the Lot

Another maintenance task you should have done is seal coating. Seal coating involves putting down a clear coat over the parking lot. It will help to protect your parking lot from wear and tear, fluids that leak out of vehicles, and the elements. Before the contractor applies the seal coat, they will go through and repair cracks. Just seal coating the cracks can leave them vulnerable to further damage and not being completely covered. If the crack isn't completely covered, it can easily get worse, which defeats the purpose of seal coating. 

Making sure your parking lot is in good shape is essential because you want a space where your customers can park and easily access your business. Talk to an asphalt contractor to see what kind of preventative maintenance tasks you need to have done on your parking lot. For more information on asphalt paving services, contact a professional near you.


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Laying The Pavement: Blog Edition

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