Spring Asphalt Parking Lot and Driveway Maintenance Checklist
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.
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.
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.
Sealing asphalt surfaces increases longevity by protecting asphalt from the sun, weathering, oxidation, and petroleum substances like. 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
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.