Every once in a while, your Haines City parking lot paving might give you a headache. Although asphalt is durable and can last for decades, you can never be too sure because of the harsh weather conditions we are now being subjected to, as well as the heavy foot and vehicle traffic that the parking lot must endure every single day.
However, repairing or replacing a parking lot pavement or driveway is never an easy thing. For one, it’s expensive, with the amount ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the magnitude of the issues and the size of your property. Businessmen often frown at the idea of having to repair their business’ parking lots or driveways, though they don’t really have much choice, do they?
To prevent this from happening, here are three tips you can take:
Hire a maintenance crew
Unless you can do it yourself, it is prudent to hire a maintenance crew who can do regular checkups on your pavement, clean the roof for possible blockage, and apply solutions to small problems as they arise. Most pavement companies make this a part of their contract, so that their clients won’t have to worry about any issues that may arise in the future. It is also an insurance of some sorts because a part of the contract will ensure that no problems will affect the parking lot or driveways for the next couple of years.
Inspect it yourself regularly
You don’t have to be an expert or a professional in the field of asphalt paving for you to know that something is amiss. If you are always present in your business, why not take the time to talk around your driveway or your parking lot at least once a week to see if there are any cracks and potholes you should take care of. There is nothing wrong with being hands on with your business. In fact, it is highly commendable for you to take matters into your own hands.
Regularly apply sealcoating
Sealcoating will prevent water and other substances from seeping into cracks and potholes that may arise over time on your pavements. Every end of the season—summer and winter, specifically—make sure to have your pavement sealcoated. This will protect it from any harsh substances that may come in contact with it. This is a cheaper alternative than having parts of the pavement repaired and replaced.