We’ve talked extensively about the benefits of Haines City parking lot paving and why it continues to be a smart decision for business owners and homeowners to invest in one. As for the materials for the pavement, we know that asphalt is the best material for a parking lot or a driveway pavement because of its durability, its cheaper price, and its friendliness to the environment. We also know that proper maintenance and regular checkups of pavement distresses, as well as repair and replacement of parts and areas, will prolong the life of an asphalt pavement.
However, to ensure that the pavement remains strong and durable throughout the use, we need to focus first on how we use it and how we take care of it through the ways of using it. For example, letting your contractor build a pretty thin asphalt pavement and then, letting big machineries and trucks pass on it is not exactly a good way to take care of the pavement structure.
To expound on that, here are some more ways on how we can better take care of the pavement:
Do not allow heavy trucks to park on it for a prolonged period of time
Parking heavy trucks and vehicles on your pavement for a prolonged period of time can damage the health of your pavement. Can you imagine how heavy a truck is? That weight will bear down on your pavement for hours and days, sometimes. Eventually, your pavement will feel that burden and it could collapse or the sub-base layer can get weakened by the weight of the vehicles that pass on it plus the steady stream of weight from a truck that has parked itself there.
Check your cars for leaking oil and water
The oil and basically any fluid that comes from your car can damage your pavement. The oil from your brake fluid or your transmission fluid can weaken the structure of the pavement and when it seeps into the pavement and down to the layers below, it could cause the pavement to collapse on the surface. This poses a big problem because oil is not as easy to remedy as water. With water, all you have to do is drain it or let it dry. It would not leave any residue on the surface of the pavement or down to the base layers. Oil, on the other hand, is problematic because it sticks to the pavement and it makes it slippery, which can cause accidents if you or other passersby are not careful.