Tips On Parking Lot Maintenance
Running a brick-and-mortar business requires more than just maintaining the building…you have to keep the parking lot in good shape as well. A parking lot in disrepair can repel customers faster than the smell of a rotten egg. No one wants to deal with possibly damaging their vehicle or tripping and falling over damaged and broken asphalt.
In this post, we’ll go over our top tips for maintaining your business’ parking lot so that it gives your potential customers the best impression possible before they even walk in the door.
Keep it Tidy Everyday
Never allow dirt, leaves, and other debris to accumulate in your parking lot. These organic substances break down and penetrate the sealant on the asphalt, causing cracks, holes, and eventually, substrate breakdown. That’s why it is so important to regularly clean your parking lot. A leaf blower will be your best friend for this task.
Deep Clean Twice a Year
At least twice each year, or more often for parking lots that deal with heavy traffic, you should have a professional parking lot maintenance service come and thoroughly wash your parking lot. Some companies use pressure washers while some opt for “soft” washing techniques. No matter what method you go with, this deep clean with restore that brand new parking lot feel.
Repair Cracks Quickly
All asphalt surfaces crack eventually, but how quickly you repair those cracks will determine how long your asphalt surface lasts. Cracks that are left uncorrected allow water to penetrate deep into the asphalt. Being constantly moist causes enough damage, but if that water were to freeze, those cracks are going to grow fast. Avoid this by repairing all cracks, holes, and other damage immediately.
Sealcoat Every 2-3 Years
Sealcoating is the process of applying a protective coating to the surface of your asphalt parking lot. Sealcoating is an essential step of good asphalt maintenance. We recommend trusting all your asphalt seal coating needs in the greater Seattle area to Jireh Asphalt & Concrete. If you do choose to DIY, be sure to follow the instructions very carefully or you’ll end up with a sticky mess.
Resurface Every 10 Years
No matter how well you maintain your asphalt parking lot, it will eventually need to be resurfaced. Resurfacing involves removing the very top layer of asphalt and completely replacing it with new asphalt. Resurfacing requires special equipment and skills that make it unsuitable for a DIY project. To ensure that the new asphalt properly binds to the underlying substrate, only use a professional asphalt contractor for resurfacing.
We Can Help You With Parking Lot Maintenance
If you need parking lot asphalt maintenance in the Seattle area, look no further than the expert team at Jireh Asphalt & Concrete. We’ve helped businesses all over King and surrounding counties keep their parking lots looking great, and we can help you too! Call us at (425) 268 3084 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate today!