Throughout the year, maintenance is critical to the longevity of your parking lot. Changes in temperature, salts, chemicals, and other debris wreak havoc on the pavement. If you forego regular maintenance, your parking lot is likely to begin to disintegrate. Instead of going through the process of replacing the asphalt, NVM Paving & Concrete can extend the life of your parking lot with the following methods.
Resurface the Asphalt
Over time, asphalt cracks and potholes develop. Resurfacing reinforces the structure of your parking lot by adding a new layer of asphalt. It could add between one and two inches on top of your current pavement. First, we would repair any cracks or potholes in the pavement and then, a new layer of asphalt is added. While this doesn’t have to be done yearly, you should consider it once every few years. In general, resurfacing your asphalt can add several years to the lifespan of your parking lot.
Power Wash the Asphalt
Consider having your parking lot power washed at least once a year. A pressurized water system can remove chemicals, salts, and other material. Also, power washing can uncover cracks in the pavement so that you can have them sealed.
Apply Seal-Coating to the Asphalt
If you want to preserve your asphalt, seal coating is one of the best steps that you can take. In this method, we apply a sealant to the asphalt. The sealant blocks the asphalt’s pores so that chemicals, salt, gas, water, and oil cannot penetrate the surface of the parking lot. It can also make the parking lot smoother and easier to clean.
The weather, heavy equipment, and deicing salts can wreak havoc on asphalt parking lots. The best way to prevent costly repairs is to keep up with regular maintenance. Contact the professionals at NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today to learn more!