An asphalt parking lot is a terrific way to provide parking for customers, employees, and vendors. Asphalt parking lots are durable, look great, and hold up well to the hot sun in Arizona. According to IBISWorld, there are 191,875 Paving Contractors businesses in the U.S. as of 2023. Here’s a closer look at how you and your local paving contractors can help you maintain your parking lot and get the longest service life and the best return on your investment.
Clean Sweep Parking Area
You need to keep the parking area clean and free of dirt, debris, and car fluids to help it last as long as possible. Removing debris and motor oil or coolant that accumulates and sweeping away any dirt or other remaining debris will clean the lot. It also makes it easier for motorists to see the striping and parking areas. A clean parking lot is easier to inspect for cracks, small potholes, or other defects that you might need to repair. A clean parking lot also helps to show you take pride in your business and instills confidence in your customers.
Restripe Fading Lines
Fading parking lot lines are an eyesore and need to be repainted to make the parking lot look its best and work as intended. The Arizona sun is especially brutal on parking lot striping and can cause it to fade and crack quickly. Repainting the lines creates a nice contrast with the dark asphalt. It also makes your parking lot safer for motorists and pedestrians to use.
Asphalt parking lots can develop cracks that you need to fix to stop them from turning into potholes. Ignoring cracks in asphalt enables weather and weeds to get inside them and cause your parking lot to deteriorate faster. The cracks also might cause small potholes to develop. Local paving contractors can fill in small potholes and cracks so your parking lot lasts longer.
Asphalt parking lots have a protective sealant that slowly wears down and needs to be replaced every so often. Replacing the sealant will help to protect that asphalt against the elements and lessen the potential for cracks and other damage occurring. The resealing process can be done during the off hours or in sections to minimize business disruption.
These are just a few ways you and your local paving contractors can help maintain your business parking lot. You can call or submit an online request to learn about the services our paving contractors offer at APS Chip Sealing and Asphalt Paving LLC.