As a business owner, you know that your commercial parking lot is crucial to the success of your operation. If it's well-maintained, the traffic can move smoothly, and customers feel comfortable coming to your property. A lot of wear and tear on a parking lot comes from vehicles driving over bumps and cracks in the surface. You can ensure that your surface is level by having it regularly inspected and repaired. This will also help improve the overall appearance of your property.
There is only one thing that can extend the life of your commercial parking lot more than anything else: regular parking lot maintenance! Cenova's parking lot maintenance services include repairing potholes, crack sealing, identifying drainage issues, sealcoating the pavement, line stripe, and much more.
Pothole Repair - Potholes, cracks, and other defects in the pavement can cause severe damage to vehicles and create a dangerous obstacle for pedestrians. Getting the potholes and cracks fixed immediately is essential as they will worsen with time. Off-the-shelf products from a hardware store may only last a month or two before you need to repair that same pothole. A professional will use a product with a longer life span or have the pothole dug out and recompacted with new asphalt.
Crack Filling - Filling cracks as soon as possible is incredibly important to increase the longevity of your asphalt. Cracks will allow water into your pavement and water penetration is one of the most common causes of failing asphalt pavement. If water is allowed to penetrate your pavement's base, it will soften the base course and compromise the pavement's ability to carry vehicle loads. If you can prevent water penetration, you will increase the longevity of your pavement and delay the need to repave.
Drainage Issues - Water is the biggest enemy of a parking lot. It can cause cracking, potholes, and all sorts of other damage. Ensure your parking lot is properly graded so that water drains away from it. Consider installing drainage features like catch basins and French drains to protect your investment further.
Sealcoating - Sealcoating is applying a deal on top of your asphalt pavement. The sealcoat acts like a barrier on the pavement's surface that helps prevent water, snow, and ice from seeping in and breaking down the pavement. It protects your asphalt from water penetration, oxidation, and UV rays, and sealcoating preserves the current condition of your asphalt, so if it is currently in good condition, a sealcoat will keep it that way. It's best to apply a sealcoat every 3-5 years to ensure you get the most out of your asphalt pavement.
Striping and Marking - As your pavement ages, it's likely your striping and markings will fade as well. Painting lines on your parking lot is not only aesthetically pleasing but can also help extend your pavement's life. Lines help define parking spaces and keep vehicles from driving over curbs or grassy areas, damaging the pavement. Lines also make it easier for snow plows to clear the parking lot without damaging the surface.
Your parking lot is one of the first things people see when they arrive at your property and it is crucial to keep it well-maintained for aesthetics and safety. Cenova specializes in reliable asphalt care to keep your parking lot protected and safe while maximizing your pavement's life. To learn more about how Cenova can solve your asphalt maintenance needs, contact us today.
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