At times it might seem as though your parking lot will last forever. Then, the next time you look closely at it, you begin to see cracks, buckling, blisters, and raveling. Time is rough on just about everything under the sun and parking lots are no exceptions. The hot months of summer are among the hardest on your pavement, so it pays to make frequent inspections. Here’s a checklist of things to do for your parking lot this summer.
Inspect Your Parking Lot Weekly
Take a stroll around your parking lot at least once a week. You should pay close attention to the color of the asphalt. Can you see any difference in the color, such as fading or dulling? What about the lines painted on the surface? Have they faded or are they still visible, even at night? It might be time to order a sealcoat or a new paint job.
Analyze the Level of Cracking
A few cracks in the surface might be acceptable, but anything beyond that should be addressed. If there is considerable crumbling and loose materials, the asphalt will look unsightly and leave a bad impression. Potholes are a sure sign that some repairs need to be scheduled soon. Failure to address potholes can lead to vehicle damage and accidents by customers and employees. This could leave your business vulnerable to lawsuits.
Scrutinize the Amount of Chemicals Present
If your parking lot contains significant oil spills and other corrosive chemicals, it could be a good time for a sealcoat. This is a cost-effective method to restore the appearance of your pavement and add some protection from the sun’s rays at the same time.
If your parking lot is in need of repairs, contact NVM Paving & Concrete and receive a free estimate. We can answer any questions you have about repairs and paving options. Reach out by calling (703)-423-0471 or sending an email today!