When you consider the functionality and the importance of your Haines City parking lot paving, you will begin to invest in its maintenance and management more.
If you already have an existing parking lot, you need to protect this investment and make sure you won’t need to spend too much on its repairs in the future.
There are a lot more you need to set aside that budget for and you won’t need to spend it on your parking lot if you only know how to manage to have one.
Do regular checkups
Task an employee to make rounds every day to make sure that there are no minor cracks or potholes appearing on the asphalt pavement. The main reason why pavement disintegrates over time is because of neglect.
If we only know how to address pavement problems the moment they appear, then we won’t have to spend so much money repairing it in the future.
Make seal coating a routine
Sealcoating doesn’t have to be applied every year. In fact, it is recommended that the pavement is seal coated only every two years. However, it is also prudent for you, as an owner, to check the pavement routinely if the seal coating has been stripped off.
That means you may have to reapply the sealant earlier than scheduled. Sealcoating will protect the pavement from the harsh effects of the weather, as well as from chemicals and other debris that come from the vehicles and the surroundings.
Prepare for harsh weather conditions
The conditions of the weather can greatly affect the health, the stability, and the longevity of your pavement. Make sure that you are prepared whether it’s an incoming rain, storm, or snow.
During the hotter months, you may want to sprinkle your asphalt pavement with water so that it doesn’t get too hot. This will also make it easier for your clients to walk on the pavement during the summer season.
Let the pavement rest
You may be tempted to let vehicles park on your parking lot overnight for a free. That’s another source of income. However, you may want to let your vehicles rest once in a while.
Maybe you can do this only during weekends when there are partygoers who need to leave their cars in a safe parking space? But during weekdays, you may want to let the pavement rest from all the weight pressure it gets from cars passing and parking on it during the day.