Parking lots are generally comprised of either concrete or asphalt. Although these are both strong and durable materials, they are certainly not indestructible. After years of weathering and being driven on, these surfaces will require some attention. It is important to remember that your parking lot is not going to last forever. The question becomes how can I tell if my parking lot needs repair?
There are a few reasons why the color of a parking lot will fade over time. For starters, the ultraviolet rays from the sun will have an adverse effect on the color of your parking lot. Also, other forms of weathering, various chemicals, and oil spills will take away from the rich black color.
The spring months generally brings a considerable amount of rain to the Mid-Atlantic region. If you notice this spring that rainwater pools in your parking lot, it likely means that the surface is not leveled properly. If this is the case, you should get a professional to check to see if the drainage is set correctly. All water should be directed away from the surface of the pavement.
Nobody enjoys driving over a pothole. Most people grimace after it happens because everyone knows what they can do to your tires. Not only are potholes a safety hazard, but they are also a bad reflection on your business or establishment. In most cases, potholes are formed when water accumulates under the soil of the asphalt. If the soil underneath becomes soft, and pressure gets applied to the surface of the asphalt, a pothole can form.
Cracks are one of the most common indicators that an asphalt parking lot surface is in need of some maintenance. Asphalt is going to deteriorate over time from exposure to moisture, sunlight, and not having the proper drainage. If a crack is bad enough, grass can ever grow through them. Minor cracks can usually be repaired by patching.
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