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Spring 2023 Asphalt and Concrete Parking Lot Repair

With spring on its way it is a good idea to schedule the repair and maintenance needed for your Parking lot.

While winter 2022 and 2023 started out mild, commercial properties that have concrete or asphalt for their parking lots have taken their usual beating over the winter.

Small cracks and pot holes that were there last year can be a big problem after this winter season.  Simple fixes like pot hole repair, crack repair, and seal coating need to be done early.  This is because when defects are caught early, the cost to repair them will be far less. A crack can become a pot hole and one pot hole can become multiple issues.

Here is a Spring Parking lot Maintenance Checklist

Cleaning

Cleaning will give you a good opportunity to inspect the surface and note any areas in need of maintenance. Simply remove all dirt and debris with a stiff broom and powerful hose spray.

Crack Filling

Carefully inspect asphalt surfaces for any cracks; asphalt is most susceptible to damage by way of water entering cracks and undermining the asphalt. Left unattended, a small crack has potential to become a pothole. You don’t want to risk the unsightly, unsafe pothole forming on your pavement! Fill any cracks you find annually to keep your surface smooth.   Properly filled cracks can serve as expansion joints during freeze-thaw cycle, an added benefit of proper parking lot maintenance.  Remember, cracks are future potholes. 

Cracks under 1 inch wide

For asphalt cracks under 1 inch wide, you may be able to do the repair by yourself. However, if you notice a lot of small asphalt cracks, it might be easier to give us a call. We offer parking lot crack repairs as one of our services to parking lot maintenance.  Most hardware stores will carry asphalt patch products.

Cracks over 1 Inch wide

You should hire an asphalt repair contractor to repair asphalt cracks that are over 1 inch wide.  These type of cracks are difficult to fill and seal with store bought products.  Munson Inc provides Blacktop crack repair services and we are happy to help.

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.

Edging

Keeping the edges of your asphalt surface clear from grass and weeds will prevent roots from sneaking beneath the surface and damaging the asphalt. You might consider adding an asphalt curb to the edges which offers a great improvement to the aesthetic value of the pavement and a method to reduce your maintenance workload.

Sealcoating

Sealing asphalt surfaces increases longevity by protecting asphalt from the sun, weathering, oxidation, and petroleum substances like gasoline, motor oil, and other vehicle fluids . Sealing also returns the asphalt’s beautiful black luster. If left unprotected, asphalt becomes brittle and prone to cracking and potholes. It is recommended that asphalt be re-sealed every 3-5 years. This is a great way to prolong the life of your asphalt and keep it looking its best.

Striping 

If the lines and striping in your parking lot are fading, it’s time to freshen up or re-stripe your lot.  A fresh coat of paint not only improves your curb appeal, it helps your company comply with applicable regulations and shows your customers you care about their safety.   You’ll want to make sure that your parking spaces, fire lanes, handicapped areas, no parking zones, speed bumps and loading zones are clearly marked.

Spring is a very busy season and appointments fill quickly.  Munson Inc, is now taking reservations for the spring 2022 season, give us a call or send us a request and we can have you ready for that new Parking lot or parking lot repair as soon as the snow is gone.

Contact us now and schedule an estimate.

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