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Why It’s Important To Remove Oil From Your Parking Lot

Friday, September 6th, 2019
Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Learn why it’s important to remove oil from your parking lot.

Your parking lot is an extremely important part of your business, as it gives customers an easy place to park so that they can access your business without needing to find or pay for street parking. It makes sense that, like any other investment in your business, you have to spend time and money maintaining the parking lot. When you have a lot paved, it starts to break down almost immediately, though the process is usually slow, giving you many years of use. Some factors can exacerbate the breakdown, however, and oil spots are one of the worst.  (more…)

4 Important Asphalt Paving Budget Tips For Property Managers

Friday, July 19th, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn about four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers.

If your parking lot is in bad shape, you may be wondering how to fit repairs into a tight property budget. However, establishing a realistic parking lot maintenance budget is easier than you may think! Continue reading for four important asphalt paving budget tips for property managers. (more…)

3 Important Tips For Parking Lot Maintenance

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Here are 3 important tips for parking lot maintenance.

Your parking lot is often the first thing people see as they approach your business and the state of the lot – be it flat and nicely painted or cracked and full of potholes – contributes greatly to their first impression. It would be nice if parking lots were set-it-and-forget-it, especially since they tend to last between 20 and 30 years on average. That’s just not the case, however, because those decades are not guaranteed, especially if your lot is subject to heavy traffic, extreme temperatures and sun exposure, or chemical contamination. In order to keep your parking lot looking good for as long as possible, you have to make parking lot maintenance a priority. Here are 3 tips to get you started. (more…)

Protecting Your Parking Lot From Sun Damage

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Fall Sealcoating

Learn how to protect your parking lot from sun damage.

Did you know that the sun is strong enough to damage your parking lot? While we all know that the sun can have a lot of different harmful effects on both us humans and our possessions, it’s sometimes hard to remember that it is an incredibly powerful force. The rays of the sun can affect even the most stalwart seeming objects, like parking lots. The effects of sun damage can go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time, but they shouldn’t be ignored. When affected by long term UV ray exposure, your parking lot will gradually lose its color, but more importantly, it will lose its durability as well. If you are beginning to notice that the texture of your parking lot has changed and it seems to be getting more cracks than usual, it may be time to take action. (more…)

How To Know If Your Parking Lot Is ADA Compliant

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
ADA Compliance

Learn how to know if your parking lot is ADA compliant.

The ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, was created to ensure that all public places have access for people who face disabilities. ADA compliance is very important for property managers to ensure that equal access is provided for everyone. The ADA covers everything inside and outside of most businesses, so it’s crucial to ensure that your parking lot is ADA compliant. (more…)

How To Repair A Sinkhole In Your Parking Lot

Friday, February 1st, 2019
sinkholes

Learn how to repair a sinkhole in your parking lot.

Your parking lot is an important, yet often overlooked, part of your business. It is a place where you can offer clients, customers, or employees a safe, hassle-free place to park when they visit. But sometimes, even our parking lots have issues- and one of the biggest is the sinkhole. Continue reading to learn how to repair a sinkhole in your parking lot. (more…)

How To Eliminate Trip And Fall Hazards In Your Parking Lot

Friday, January 25th, 2019
Learn how to eliminate trip and fall hazards in your parking lot.

Learn how to eliminate trip and fall hazards in your parking lot.

Trip and fall injuries are a big deal, and they happen more often than they should. In fact, as much as 80% of snow and ice-related trip and fall accidents occur in parking lots or sidewalks. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure people are safe on your pavement. Continue reading for a few ways you can eliminate trip and fall hazards in your parking lot. (more…)

Important Tips for Property Managers: Pavement and Parking Lot Maintenance

Monday, January 7th, 2019
Paving Fabric

Learn about important tips for property managers about pavement and parking lot maintenance.

One of the first things that a potential customer will notice about your company is how well the parking lot is maintained. No one wants to be jostled around by potholes or to get out of their car and trip due to a crack. Not only can these signs of wear be dangerous to your guests and employees and put you at risk of a personal injury suit, but they can also harm your reputation. While we’d all like to believe that there’s more to your business than appearances, the way you treat your property matters. As a property manager, you must take pavement and parking lot maintenance seriously. (more…)

Make Sure Your Parking Lot Is ADA Compliant

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
ADA

Learn how to ensure your parking lot is ADA compliant.

When it comes to parking lots, there is no such as being “a little ADA compliant,” as there are federal standards and requirements you must meet. If you are not compliant with these requirements, you are at risk of receiving fines or potential lawsuits. Continue reading to learn more about ADA compliance and what you and your parking lot are liable for. (more…)

How Does Milling and Paving Work?

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Learn more about the milling and paving process.

Learn more about the milling and paving process.

Have you ever driven down the road and noticed big chunks of asphalt missing? This happens when a stretch of road needs to be replaced. This is called pavement milling or cold planing; it removes part of a paved surface, like a road or parking lot, so that new asphalt can be laid on top. Milling can be needed to level a paved surface or to repair damage to the pavement that has happened over time. (more…)