When your facility has an asphalt parking, lot regular maintenance is important. A clean, smooth lot free of potholes and cracks will ensure vehicles and pedestrians are safe, and an aesthetically pleasing area gives clients and customers a good impression of how your business runs. Below are three tips to keep in mind when handling your asphalt.
How to Maintain Your Asphalt
1. Keep It Clean
The first step in any asphalt maintenance plan is regular cleaning. Every month, inspect for stains, debris, and trash that has accumulated. Clean off dirt, rocks, and leaves so they do not compact and cause trouble to the surface. For engine oil or fuel spots, invest in asphalt cleaner with degreaser or call a paving repair expert for help.
2. Fix Problems Quickly
Potholes and cracks—even if they are small—can lead to big trouble. Not only will they grow over time as more vehicles drive over them, but they also allow precipitation to filter inside. Water that freezes and thaws repeatedly causes expansion, which then leads to more fissures in your asphalt. It will also cost you less to handle imperfections before they are too big for simple repairs or patching.
3. Seal It
Every five years, apply sealcoating to protect your asphalt even more. This protective layer provides a strong barrier against damage and inclement weather. It also shields paving from harsh UV rays that will deteriorate the surface. Besides the structural benefits, sealcoating also makes your paving look more attractive and fresh.
Located in Dothan, AL, and serving the surrounding areas, Midsouth Paving, Inc. provides asphalt services for parking lots, highways, and sidewalks. This award-winning paving contractor is also part of Oldcastle Materials Groups, a respected asphalt and aggregate supplier country-wide. Their construction services also extend to heavy equipment rental for large projects. Call (334) 712-7500 for a quote or visit them online for their convenient asphalt and aggregate calculator.