Spring Showers Bring Water Damage To Parking Lots

Learn how spring showers can bring water damage to your parking lot.

Learn how spring showers can bring water damage to your parking lot.

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” but unfortunately, rain showers also bring many parking lot issues. Too much rain can lead to all kinds of water damage problems for parking lots, including ponding issues, penetration of pavement, and walking hazards for customers. Continue reading to learn how to deal with these issues from spring showers to keep your parking lot in good condition all season long.

Ponding Issues

If you notice puddles of water in your parking lot after a storm, you have a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Pooling water destroys the bonds that hold your asphalt together and causes other damages slowly over time. This is a big issue, as you likely won’t see the changes happening and won’t know just how much damage was done. Pooling water also leads to bleeding, cracking, raveling, and rutting. It’s crucial to monitor your parking lot for ponding issues on a regular basis, as the damages will only become apparent after it’s too late to fix them.

Penetrates Sealcoating

We know that sealcoating has many benefits, including protecting parking lots against water penetration, while unsealed asphalt allows water to penetrate through the asphalt and deteriorate the pavement. While sealed parking lots are impermeable and do not let water run through them, standing water can eventually penetrate the sealcoating. This causes damage to the asphalt, as cracks will start to form in the sunken areas of your parking lot where the water has gathered. In extreme cases, the asphalt may even start to crumble.

Walking Hazards

The major risks of parking lots are injuries resulting from slips and trips, and a wet parking lot full of puddles increases these risks. Water damage can lead to a slippery parking lot resulting in multiple walking hazards for employees and customers. If a customer hurts themselves as a result of your parking lot, the business or property manager may be liable. Take pride in your parking lot and limit your chances of being liable by always maintaining your parking lot and addressing ponding water as quickly as possible.

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If you want to protect your asphalt and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your sealcoating and asphalt maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, masonry, asphalt installation, repair, and paving throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and P.G. Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and Flickr.

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