Experienced property managers and business owners know all too well that a worn-out parking lot is not only unsightly but also poses an unnecessary liability risk. Thankfully, natural wear and tear of your asphalt parking lot can easily be mitigated, and parking lot maintenance doesn’t have to be as complicated as it seems. In this post, we’ve put together a list of four easy parking lot maintenance tips to help you keep your parking lot at its best.
Regularly Clean Your Parking Lot
Regularly cleaning your parking lot is one of the easiest things you can do to help keep it in top shape. Dirt and debris look bad and can even damage vehicles entering and exiting your lot, so even something as simple as sweeping every so often can help prevent premature wear and unexpected damages.
Inspect for Damage
Remember that even seemingly small cracks or chips can develop over time and result in expensive repairs, so do yourself a favor and take a walk around your parking lot now and then. You will want to inspect your asphalt as well as your concrete including sidewalks, curbs, and wheel stops. Uneven, chipped, and broken surfaces are tripping hazards and can result in costly insurance claims. If you’re not sure what to look for or whether any damage spotted warrants cause for concern, it’s always best to call in a professional to assess your parking lot.
Keep Your Asphalt Sealed & Cracks Filled
You’ll also want to make sure you seal and have any cracks filled in your asphalt parking lot every few years to maximize its usable life. Repainting worn lines and signs helps freshen it up, but resealing and crackfilling asphalt is best left to an experienced asphalt paving company to ensure that your asphalt remains well protected.
Hire a Professional
Your parking lot is the first impression many customers get of your business, so it pays to keep it well-maintained. We understand that some companies may be preoccupied with dealing with other aspects of their business, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to let your lot fall into disrepair. If you haven’t got the time to properly maintain your parking lot or simply want to make sure any maintenance is done right, we’d recommend hiring a professional paving company to handle your parking lot maintenance.
Maintaining your parking lot is about more than just keeping it clean and in working order — it’s about protecting your investment and reputation. Contact Holloway Paving today for more information on our asphalt and concrete maintenance and repair services.