3 Parking Lot Maintenance Essentials

parking lot maintenance needed for cracked pavement

Parking lot maintenance includes sealing cracks before they lead to larger problems such as potholes.

When maintaining and preserving a business’s parking lot, property managers should be on the lookout for three key signs of wear: potholes, cracks, and damage so severe that it needs to be replaced. Customers or visitors do not want their cars to be jostled by potholes, and they don’t want to trip and fall over large cracks or ruts in the parking lot. These pavement troubles can lead to consequences ranging from a personal injury suit to decreased business and a negative reputation. If you want to maintain a successful business that is safe and inviting, parking lot maintenance is essential. If you take care to spot and quickly fix any potholes, cracks, and severe damages, you can be sure that your business will stay booming. 

Repairing Potholes

When water is absorbed into the asphalt, it can deteriorate the material and lead to the formation of a pothole. Potholes are not only unsightly, but they can easily cause damage to vehicles as well as pedestrians. Repairs to potholes should be done as soon as possible before they cause any problems or accidents. When repairing potholes, warm weather is best along with roughly 30 days of dry weather. However, particular methods can allow pothole repairs to take place in winter. 

Sealing Cracks

Sealing cracks is an essential part of parking lot maintenance because it is a relatively easy task that prevents many more significant problems from forming, including potholes. However, sometimes cracks may cause someone to trip or their shopping cart to catch, so you can never be too safe by sealing up pavement cracks. Often a seal coat is all that is needed to heal a small crack, but when cracks become wider than an inch, a crack sealer is your best course of action. 

Replacing Damaged Pavement

As a property manager, there are times when you will have to face that it will be better to replace a section of pavement rather than spend money on multiple repairs or a temporary repair. If there is a section of pavement that requires repeated repairs that don’t last very long, the best option is likely to repave. When you schedule your pavement repair, make sure to consult your paving expert to discover if any factors were causing your damage. If you can figure out the causes, you can avoid repeated damage in the future. 

Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your pavement and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your community sidewalks, parking lots and pavement maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, asphalt, masonry, paving, consultation, and survey report services 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, and Flickr.

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