How many times in a day do you watch TV or just sit around on the sofa doing nothing? How many hours do you spend on your laptop or smartphone, obsessing over the Facebook and Instagram pages of celebrities? How much time do you spend in a day talking with your friends either through text or through calls? Can’t you do the same for your Lakeland parking lot paving?
If we spend as much time on maintaining our parking lot pavement as we do browsing our social media accounts, we wouldn’t need to spend thousands of dollars on repairs and replacements.
If we only put importance on the integrity of our parking lot and driveway, there would be no need to call the pavement contractor so that minor things like potholes and cracks can be addressed.
Walk Around and Take a Look
Spend time walking around the parking lot or driveway. Not only will you get a new perspective on the integrity and durability of the parking lot, but you will also get that much-needed exercise you have not been doing. When you walk around, make it a point to search for potholes and cracks on the surface pavement.
Sometimes, all it takes is for someone to detect what’s wrong with the pavement once the minor issues crop up. The reason why major repairs and replacements are done on parking lots and pavement is that the problem has worsened already.
However, if the issues are raised to the proper authority—especially if the project is still under warranty by the contractor—you would not have to spend so much money on the minor repairs the pavement requires.
Learn Minor Repairs
How about taking time off to learn how to repair minor scratches, potholes, alligator lines, cracks, and collapsed areas of the parking lot or driveway? There are plenty of resources on the Internet; YouTube is a treasure trove of information about anything under the sun.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of videos teaching ordinary people to repair minor problems on the pavement. For example, you can use a sealant to address the problems of cracks and small potholes.
You can also apply a seal coating on top of the pavement every two years or three years so that these problems will be reduced.
Save Money for Maintenance and Future Repairs
Finally, you need to save money for the maintenance and future major repairs of the pavement. Although you may try to maintain the integrity and durability of the parking lot or driveway, there will come a time that it will need some major repairs and replacements.
When this time comes, you want to be ready with your money because pavement problems have never been cheap. You need to call your Lakeland parking lot paving contractor to repair and reconstruct your parking lot.