Having a Winter Haven parking lot paving installed for your business is something that not a lot of people are prepared for. After all, you see a lot of parking lots show up everywhere, but you don’t really know about the amount of work that goes into these and their upkeep.
When you have a parking lot installed, you should be well aware of the regular repair and maintenance that goes into it. You should also be aware of the mistakes that you could be making with your paving maintenance which can affect the final outcome of your parking lot maintenance.
Here are some of the mistakes that you should be avoiding when it comes to the upkeep of your Winter Haven parking lot paving.
Not caring about drainage
Your parking lot’s drainage is a very important component of your pavement. Water is one of the worst causes of damage to your pavement because it can strip the binder from your pavement, not to mention, can end up causing early deterioration to your paving if left unattended.
As a result, it is very important for you to always check the drainage system for your parking lot pavement in order to make sure that it is still working as it is intended to.
If you see standing water on the surface of your paving, this is a surefire sign that you’re dealing with a drainage issue and that you need to attend to this as soon as possible.
Make sure that when you inspect your Winter Haven parking lot paving for any signs of damage or issues that need attending to, you also include the inspection of your storm drain and your pavement’s drainage system. This allows you to stay on top of this issue when needed.
Resurfacing for serious cracks
Cracking is something that is definitely going to happen to your Winter Haven parking lot paving, given enough time. The right thing to do in this scenario is to fill and seal these cracks as soon as they happen, in order to minimize the amount of damage that your paving is dealing with.
However, many paving owners make the mistake of simply resurfacing over the cracks because it takes too much effort to fill and seal the cracks, which has led to an abundance of cracks forming.
You have to know that if your solution to crack formation is resurfacing, you aren’t actually getting rid of the problem, especially if you’re dealing with a serious cracking issue like alligator cracking.
Doing this is a bandaid solution for your problem, which means that the problem will just start up again, even with a new pavement surface.