Recent Parking Lot Maintenance at a office facility in Marietta, GA. Also included was Gator Pave and re-striping. Why is parking lot maintenance important?
If you manage a property with a parking lot or other expanse of asphalt pavement, you may be uncertain of how to budget for the care that your pavement needs. You may be wondering which maintenance procedures are most important, how disruptive the work will be or what has caused existing issues with your pavement. The following information should answer many of your questions and serve as a guide to help you understand your asphalt pavement.
Why Choose Asphalt Pavement?
Asphalt pavement is economical to install, repair and maintain. These procedures are also fast; a new parking lot, for example, can be open for business in as little as two or three days, which is less than half of the time required for concrete. Given the proper maintenance, that same parking lot should have a useful life of 20 years or more, depending on factors such as volume and types of vehicles. In addition to its durability and economical cost, asphalt pavement is also very attractive, enhancing the visual appeal of any property.
What Maintenance Does Asphalt Pavement Need?
If you want to keep your asphalt pavement attractive and obtain its longest possible life, certain maintenance procedures are essential. The most critical procedures are:
• Sealcoating: Studies have shown that asphalt pavements receiving proper sealcoating can last up to three times as long as similar pavements that are not sealed. Sealcoating protects asphalt pavement from damages caused by UV rays and caustic agents such as fuel and oil. Furthermore, sealcoating can restore faded asphalt to its original rich color.
• Repairs: Breaks in your pavement give water access to the foundation that gives asphalt pavement its strength and flexibility. If the foundation becomes eroded, the pavement will probably experience alligator cracking and extensive potholing. Repairing a destabilized foundation can be an expensive procedure. However, if you have cracks repaired as soon as they appear, you can avoid costly repairs in the future.
• Cleaning: Puddles of automotive fluids are unsightly, but they may also be chewing through your sealcoating. Once they reach the asphalt, they will soften it and break down the binding agents. Debris can also cause problems. Some types of debris can leave ugly stains, marring the beauty of your pavement. In addition, if debris clogs your drains, water will back up on the pavement, creating annoying puddles and increasing the risk of water penetration.
MH Greeson Paving delivers an extensive range of asphalt services to customers in Atlanta as well as many locations throughout North Georgia. We have impeccable references, an exceptional reputation and a commitment to giving every customer superior results at affordable prices. Whether you need crack repairs, asphalt repair, sealcoating, parking lot striping, asphalt paving, or car stops, we can help. To receive a free estimate, simply complete our online form or call our office at 770-335-2983.