Get parking lot repairs done before winter.
All asphalt and concrete pavement is subject to atrophy over time. The older the pavement, the more likely the parking lot needs asphalt repair. Surface breaks of any kind, including those that result from seasonal temperature fluctuations, high traffic and extreme weather conditions allow moisture to penetrate below the surface, where it undermines the integrity of the pavement. In freeze-thaw conditions, water turned into ice expands, creating room for more water and additional instability. As the pavement crumbles, a pothole opens up. Asphalt repair and pavement preservation are crucial to extending the lifespan of any commercial parking lot. When defects are caught early, the cost to repair them will be far less then if you wait. Down the road, a crack can become a pot hole and one pot hole can become multiple issues.
Munson, Inc. uses an elevation laser to pinpoint areas on an asphalt parking lot surface in need of correction, and it is usually not until after we have identified lot surface undulations that we can correctly identify the affected lot area(s) and proper measures and methods required for doing the repair right the first time. Most often, the surface area needing correction to eliminate standing water is larger than it appears to the naked eye.
Crack repair – The most economical method used in maintaining the life of parking lots is crack repair. This process includes filling cracks (1/4 inch and wider) with a hot-poured rubberized sealant. The crack sealant reduces pavement deterioration.
Pothole repair and patching – Is an inexpensive step in asphalt maintenance. It also helps keep further damage from occurring to the asphalt thus removing the need to repave your parking lot or driveway.