Do you have an asphalt driveway or parking lot? Now and then, problems can arise whether it’s through use or hard weather. If you’re worried about your parking lot, here are some tips on how to diagnose asphalt problems.
Learn About Asphalt
The more you know, the easier it will be for you to take care of it and to know if there is a problem. Knowledge can make the difference between knowing when there is a serious crack and when there isn’t.
Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook aspects of your property. You walk by the same parking lot day in and day out. Take some extra time to walk around your property. You should do this especially after heavy rains to ensure no flooding or damage has occurred.
Keep Track of Maintenance
Regular maintenance on your property is important. Likewise, it’s important for you to keep track of when maintenance is performed. Try to keep a log of when you have anything done to your parking lot. This type of record will allow you to keep track and for you to have a clear idea when you’re due for further work.
Understand the Process
It’s easier to pick up on whether or not there is an issue if you know the process of pouring asphalt. If you know how the mixture is supposed to be laid, then you may also know if it was off. Say that there was too much sand or oil in the mix. This will help you look out for any installation problems. Of course, if you think that the asphalt was installed incorrectly, then it may be time for a consult.
Seek Out Professionals
If you have any questions about the state of your asphalt, consult with a professional for further help. Someone who specializes in paving and concrete will be able to accurately diagnose any problems with your paved driveway or parking lot.
Do you have a paving need at one of your properties? Contact NVM Paving & Concrete today by calling (703) 372-9335 to get a free estimate for your next paving project.