Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining, meaning Spring is officially upon us. This is also the time of the year for the neverending “to-do” list of items typically completed around now. One item that should be on your list is to examine your parking lot and schedule your asphalt maintenance.
After winter, it is essential to take a look at the pavement to ensure it will last through the next year. Winter can wreak havoc on asphalt and Spring is when it should get cleaned up. Being proactive with your parking lot can save you significantly down the road. To better help you determine what is needed for your parking lot this spring, we have compiled this asphalt maintenance checklist.
Complete A Visual Inspection
Before you hire an asphalt contractor, complete your own visual inspection of your asphalt parking lot. This will allow you to see first hand where there are areas of concern and make a list of items to be done. Be sure to make note of any small cracks or areas that are damaged. You will want to point these out to your local asphalt contractor to examine further. They will likely want to repair them sooner than later to ensure they do not become significantly worse.
Other areas and items to examine and make note of include potholes, large cracks, and line striping. Be sure to look at the parking stalls and signage as well. Without proper visual cues, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be chaotic. Completing a visual inspection of your parking lot and asphalt will give you a good idea of a budget you will need to allocate towards Springtime maintenance.
Regular cleaning of your asphalt can not only make it more attractive for customers and employees, but it can also help extend the lifespan of yur asphalt. Adding a proper cleaning to your spring asphalt maintenance checklist is essential. Clearing your parking lot of debris, rocks, dirt, and other organic materials on a regular basis will help keep it clean. Clearing and drains and making sure they are not clogged is also a part of the cleaning process.
Preventing debris buildup can also help prevent damage to the pavement. Be sure to add a thorough cleaning to your spring maintenance.
It is recommended that a professional sealcoating application be complete at least ever three years. Check your business records and see if you have had it done in the last few years. If not, you will want to contact your local sealcoating professional and schedule it today. Spring is a busy time for sealcoating contractors and getting on their schedule sooner than later is essential.
Sealcoating will help extend the lifespan of asphalt by preventing UV rays, water, and other harmful liquids from finding their way below the surface. A fresh coat of sealant will also freshen the rich, dark color of the parking lot while also keeping repair costs low. Of anything, sealcoating is an essential spring asphalt maintenance item! Call your contractor today to ensure you are on their schedule.
Typically, when a parking lot gets sealcoated, it also requires line striping to be complete. Painting new lines on your asphalt will increase curb appeal while also complying with regulations and keeping your customers safe while moving through your lot. Directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic can help prevent fender benders and accidents. You will also want to ensure ADA regulations are followed along with fire lanes, handicapped areas, and no parking zones are clearly marked. If sealcoating is on your Spring asphalt maintenance checklist, be sure to also include line striping too!
Your Moorseville Asphalt Expert
Toste Construction is available for all of your asphalt parking lot needs. Located in Moorseville, we serve the greater Charlotte area. Our team is highly skilled and trained to handle everything included on your Spring asphalt maintenance list. Call our office today too schedule your FREE quote and know you are in good hands!
Toste Construction specializes in sealcoating and crack filling to ensure you and your customers have a smooth surface to drive on. We are your Mooresville asphalt and pavement maintenance company. Our services include asphalt sealcoating, striping, patching, pothole repair and crack filling for both residential and commercial projects throughout western North Carolina.