Just because the contractor told you that the Plant City parking lot paving project is done doesn’t mean you can do anything you want. You should wait at least 24 hours before driving on a new parking lot or driveway. You have to give it time to cure and dry. If the weather is hot, allow it more than 24 hours to cool down, cure, and dry.
This is why asphalt is the preferred material of pavers. Clients can use the asphalt pavement in as fast as 24 hours after the new installation. It is less inconvenient for the users of the parking lot. Even your clients and their businesses will benefit from this installation.
Regular and Thorough Cleaning
After the installation of the surface pavement, make sure to regularly and thoroughly clean the parking lot pavement. You might think that a new installation doesn’t need cleaning and upgrade. It does. Clean the surface of the pavement at all times and make sure there are no obstructions on the surface. The cleaning frequency will depend on the materials used and the climate in your area. But as a precaution, remove dried leaves, mud, and other debris from the pavement. Don’t wait for the maintenance guys to do this for you.
Regular Inspections and Timely Repairs
If there is something wrong with the pavement, make sure to call the contractor as soon as you can. Schedule an appointment. Get the repair work going as soon as you can. The important thing about the proper maintenance of the pavement is addressing each problem as it comes. Any cracks or potholes should be sealed.
You need to take the time to inspect your pavement, too. If you can’t do it or don’t know how to do it, call a contractor to do it for you every year. Early detection of the problems is part of what will make your Plant City parking lot paving last for a long time.
Sealing and Resealing
One of the most important things you have to do for the pavement is to seal and reseal it regularly. Sealcoating is applied every two to three years, depending on the usage of the pavement. This process prevents contaminants and toxins from getting into the surface of the pavement and down to the sublayers. Harmful elements like water, gas and oil, and ultraviolet light will not seep through the pavement if it is sealcoated.