With the spring season budding, it is important to know what steps to take to have your parking lot looking its best. Winter weather can wreak havoc on a parking lot, so now is the time to ensure those issues are taken care of so spring can be a pleasant season for everyone. The following are four items to be sure you check off your spring parking lot maintenance list.
1. Clear Out the Drainage System
Your drainage system may be full of debris such as dirt, rocks, leaves, twigs, and garbage. When these things begin to build up, corrosion can occur underneath. Not only that but if water cannot drain properly it will sit on the pavement, causing damage. If water sits too long on your lot the pavement will start to crumble and become unstable.
2. Repair the Cracks
Especially with the weather changing from cold to hot and back again, you will probably notice cracks in your pavement. It’s a natural part of the weathering process, but it’s important that they are taken care of. Having these cracks repaired is crucial to the integrity of your lot. The way in which the crack is repaired may differ depending on the situation. Working with professionals at NVM will ensure that you are getting the best solution for your problem.
3. Refresh the Striping
Striping can become faded over time, and with all the direct traffic it gets, it can wear out as well. Get your parking lot striping refreshed so everyone knows which direction to drive, where to park, and other important information that striping can portray. Having this information presented clearly will increase the overall safety of your lot.
4. Clean the Oil Spots
It’s understandable that a parking lot will have oil spots, as you can’t control every vehicle that enters your property and when it will leak. There are some methods for cleaning oil spots effectively, and a professional can help you learn what those are.