Your Lakeland parking lot paving is designed to last as long as up to 25 to 30 years. This is especially true for asphalt pavement that has been made by reputable companies. If your pavement is seeing signs of serious damage as early as a year or five years after installation, then this is a serious issue that you should definitely take a look at.
However, a well-installed asphalt pavement is only the foundation of a long-lasting parking lot. You also have to perform regular maintenance on your pavement to make sure that it lasts as long as it’s meant to.
Fall is now here, which means that this is your last chance to give your pavement a one-over and see what repairs and maintenance needs to be done. Ideally, you would want to perform repairs and maintenance on your pavement during the warmer seasons, with summer being the perfect season for pavement work.
However, there is still time during the fall to have some pavement work done. Here is a checklist of things that you should look out for when evaluating your Lakeland parking lot paving this fall season.
Check the surface
All problems with any parking lot pavement start from the surface of your paving. In fact, if you’re determined to make sure that your paving is kept in good shape, you shouldn’t wait for the turn of the seasons to inspect the surface of your pavement.
You should be inspecting this on a regular basis to make sure that you catch any problematic issues before any serious damage has been done.
One of the major things that you have to keep an eye out for is any signs of damage in the form of cracks or fading. If there are any cracks on the surface of your paving, these have the potential to widen in the winter months, which can lead to more serious kinds of damage like potholes.
See if there are any problems with drainage
One of the most damaging substances to your parking lot paving is water. If you combine water buildup with the cracks on your pavement, this can get into the interior of your paving, where it will then sit there as the seasons pass by.
When the cold weather sets in, the water in your paving will freeze due to the cold weather, which will cause the crack to expand, allowing more water in. when the warmer weather comes in, it will melt, causing the crack to contract.
After enough cycles of this, the inner foundation of the Lakeland parking lot paving will weaken significantly enough that the surface may collapse, causing potholes.