Enjoy smooth asphalt parking lots and driveways at your professional building all year with proper maintenance. Asphalt is a quality option for parking lots that experience heavy use, but this material can be affected by a number of seasonal maintenance issues. Learn how to spot signs of damage and receive professional maintenance to keep your business open all year long.
Most cracks and potholes are formed by excess moisture. Your asphalt parking lot or drive has a coat of sealant that protects it from moisture, but this coating needs to be renewed after a few years. If you haven’t added another layer of sealant on your asphalt in the past few years, rain can seep into your asphalt and foundation and form deep, dangerous cracks. Cracks can be expensive to repair, particularly if they affect the foundation, so it’s important to receive proper sealcoating services.
Intense Heat and Sunlight
Summer doesn’t give you a reprieve from asphalt maintenance. High temperatures and long, sunny days can warm up the asphalt and soften it. This can also increase the risk of cracks and potholes. Proper summer maintenance includes visual inspections and patches to prevent smaller potholes from growing.
Cold temperatures and heavy snowfall can cause a number of issues with asphalt. First, snow can warm up on asphalt and create pools of water and slush. As the temperatures drop, this excess water freezes and expands. Improper salt and deicing techniques are also responsible for cracks and compromised coating. Winter is the most important time to stay on top of professional maintenance and repairs for your asphalt driveway or parking lot at your business.
Enjoy Professional Maintenance and Repairs Today
Proper maintenance prevents major repair expenses. Rather than waiting until your parking lot needs emergency repairs, keep your commercial parking lot properly maintained with help from NVM Paving & Concrete. A maintained parking lot improves your business’ first impressions and creates a safe place for your customers and employees to park all year. Call 703-423-0471 or email us today to learn more.