Your Guide to Year-Round Asphalt Maintenance
If you want to get the most out of your asphalt parking lot you need to maintain it properly year-round. Understanding the maintenance needs each new season brings will allow you to create a seasonal checklist. Get started on your maintenance plan with the following information.
Winter may be one of the more hazardous seasons for your parking lot. Snow and ice can create unsafe walking conditions and likewise cause a lot of damage to the pavement. Use an anti-icing agent before the snow to help prevent a buildup of snow or ice. Once the snow has fallen, make sure to remove it promptly.
Your spring checklist should involve fixing any damage caused by winter weather. Look for cracks and potholes that might have formed throughout the winter months. Make a list of any cracks or potholes and have them sealed as soon as possible. You will also want to sweep the parking lot to ensure the drainage system is free from all debris.
In the summer, you can handle bigger projects. Take advantage of the nice weather and have a new seal coat applied to your parking lot. This prevents natural oxidation and will extend the lifespan of your asphalt. Once you apply the seal coat, you can restripe the lot.
As you move into the fall season, it is important to start prepping for winter. If you have any large projects that you need to finish, now is the time to do it. It is important to remove all leaves from the parking lot. Not only can leaves lead to slip-and-fall accidents but after a while, leaves can lead to asphalt damage. Check your drainage systems before winter. If leaves and other debris are clogging your drain, then it is going to get even worse when the snow fills the lot.
Year-round maintenance will preserve the lifespan of your asphalt parking lot. Contact NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today to find out more about commercial asphalt services.