You can make your asphalt parking lot last a long time if you maintain it properly. A good asphalt maintenance routine is crucial to ensuring that your asphalt will look great and remain rock solid for years to come.
In terms of costs, preventative maintenance is much cheaper than the cost of having your asphalt completely repaved. The professionals at EverLine Coatings and Surfaces can help with all of your asphalt maintenance needs to ensure that your asphalt will look great for years to come!
Parking Lot Cleaning is Critical
Parking lot cleaning is critical! If there is an excess of debris in your parking lot, it can cause unnecessary wear and tear to your asphalt. If your parking lot is full of rocks, sticks, leaves, or anything else that shouldn’t be on the surface, your asphalt may be suffering the consequences.
Debris on your Asphalt Parking Lot
Out of all the common debris that can be found in an asphalt parking lot, rocks and gravel can be the most detrimental. When rocks are driven over by vehicles, they can make cracks, holes, and open up the surface of your parking lot. If water seeps in where the surface has been broken, further damage to the subgrade base can occur and potholes will begin to form.
Sticks, leaves, garbage, and other debris can also have adverse side effects. Given that they can cause vehicles to slip or lose traction on your surface, they can also be a cause of damage if they are left for too long. Other than the damaging effects of debris, a clean parking lot will always look better than a dirty one!
Spills and Standing Water in Your Asphalt Parking Lot
In addition to physical debris that may be on the surface of your asphalt parking lot, any liquids on the surface of your asphalt, whether it’s water, fluids from vehicles, or other chemicals, can also damage. If a car has leaked oil, antifreeze, or another type of fluid, do your best to clean it immediately. These fluids can cause more damage than water as they can be corrosive or have other undesirable properties.
If you see oil or another fluid that has been spilled on your parking lot, you should do your best to clean the majority of it immediately. To clean up spilled fluids, there are a few techniques that you can use:
- Use a squeegee to move standing water off of your surface
- If a big puddle has formed, use a pump to drain the puddle
- If there is motor oil or another chemical that has been spilled, dry the surface with a floor drying powder or kitty litter.
- After the spill has been dried, sweep up the excess floor dry or kitty litter.
- Once the surface has been swept, use a degreaser to remove any stains from the surface.
- Finally, use a paper towel to dry off the surface after degreaser has been applied.
Parking Lot Cleaning Routines
Above all else, it’s essential to keep up on parking lot maintenance with a regular parking lot cleaning schedule. The professional crews at EverLine Coatings and Services can help with all of your parking lot sweeping and cleaning needs. Keeping the surface clean and clear is an important part of extending the lifespan of your asphalt.
Asphalt Maintenance and Repair
In addition to regularly cleaning debris, removing spilled fluids and standing water from your asphalt parking lot, there is some preventative maintenance you can do to ensure that your asphalt will last a long time as well.
Asphalt Crack Filling
Asphalt crack filling is an integral part of maintaining your parking surface. It’s important to have cracks filled as they can cause additional damage to your pavement if they are not dealt with in a timely manner.
If water seeps into a crack in your asphalt parking lot, it could create a larger crack, cause a pothole to develop, or worse; damage your subgrade base which could lead to even more costly repairs to your asphalt parking lot.
By filling the cracks in your surface, we can stop water or other fluids from seeping in. This means that the integrity of your asphalt surface is retained and we can significantly extend the lifespan of your asphalt.
If your asphalt parking lot has cracks in the surface, the asphalt crack filling experts at EverLine Coatings and Services can repair your surface and ensure that it will last much longer than a surface that has not been fixed.
In some cases, asphalt can have many tiny cracks in the surface that can also be prone to water damage. In this case, the parking lot experts at EverLine Coatings and Services can repair the surface with our asphalt seal coating services.
Sealcoating involves applying an asphalt-based solution that seals all of the small cracks and imperfections in the surface. This prevents water from seeping in and can help retain the structural integrity of the surface and subgrade base. On top of its protective properties, it also gives the surface a shiny black coating that makes your asphalt look as good as new!
Asphalt seal coating is an excellent option for those that are looking to bring back the new look and feel of their asphalt parking lot. The seal coating experts at EverLine Coatings and Services have seal coated many different surfaces in the past and helped our valued customers save thousands of dollars in asphalt repairs.
EverLine Coatings And Services can Help with all of Your Asphalt Repair and Maintenance Needs
That’s a wrap! These are some of the most important things you can do to prolong the lifespan of your asphalt parking lot. Keeping the surface clean, free of standing water, other liquids, and completing the necessary repairs are critical to maximizing the lifespan of your asphalt surface. The cost of maintenance and repairs for your asphalt are far less than the cost of having your entire parking lot repaved. If you need help with your parking lot maintenance or repair, the professionals at EverLine Coatings and Services are happy to help.