We have constantly stressed the need for regular maintenance on your Plant City parking lot paving because of how easily it can get damaged from the inside if you let maintenance slip away from you. If left unattended, minor signs of damage can slowly develop into potholes and rutting, which may result in a more serious type of damage that may require a more costly repair. To prevent that from happening, several simple preventative measures can be taken to protect your parking lot paving.
Look over your lot regularly to see if there are any cracks that need filling
One of the first signs of damage that you need to look out for is cracking on the surface on your parking lot paving. Even cracks as small as a fourth of an inch iare s already candidates for crack sealing. Cracks are the first type of paving surface damage which can develop into something more serious and costly to repair if not dealt with as soon as possible.
Always sweep the area for debris
It is important to sweep your parking lot to avoid any clutter and buildup of debris. If not carried out, the debris may clog your drainage system, resulting in poor water drainage, and causing significant damage to your paving in the long run. In addition to this, having a parking lot full of debris looks very unsightly, and may drive away customers.
Check the drainage of your lot for any problems that may need attention
The drainage of your parking lot serves as the exit point for any rainfall and other water that finds itself on your parking lot paving. As mentioned before, buildup of water can damage your paving over the course of time. This is because water can seep into any cracks that haven’t been filled in, weakening the foundation of the paving from the inside, which can eventually collapse on itself, forming a pothole.
Check the lot for any spots that have standing water in them
Parking lot paving is designed to not have water remain on the surface of the lot, and is immediately drained, granted that the drainage system is working properly and that there is no clogging. If there is standing water on your paving, it may indicate that there is an issue with your drainage that must be looked into immediately.
Do an overview of your lot to see if there is need for its regular sealcoating
Regular sealcoating must be done on your Plant City parking lot paving. Look over your lot to see if the previous seal coat is wearing thin. Sealcoating is a great way to protect your paving against the elements and gives your paving a nice finish.