If you are having a new commercial parking lot installed for your business, you know how expensive this can be. Because of this, you need to learn how to take care of your new paved parking lot so it will last a long time for you. Below are two tips on how you can do this.
Inspect Your Parking Lot
Inspect your parking lot on a regular basis, especially if you have a lot of customers that drive in and out. Look for small cracks and repair them quickly. You can purchase crack filler in order to do this. This filler comes in a small bottle. The substance is thick and you squeeze the filler inside the crack. You then use a trowel patch to scrape over the crack to even the filler out. Follow the instructions on how long to let this dry before you start driving over your parking lot. Do this with each crack that you see. If you do not fix the small cracks they will turn into much larger ones, which would be impossible for you to repair on your own.
If you live in a cold region and have a lot of snow, you may have damage when spring arrives. Look closely for any scrapes or dull spots if you had a snowplow remove snow from your parking lot. If you see any of these things contact a commercial pavement company to repair the pavement for you.
Sealcoating your paved parking lot will help keep it in good condition. This is because the sealcoat puts a layer of protection on the parking lot. This can help prevent cracks from appearing. Sealcoating will also prevent water damage to the pavement. This makes it much easier to clean your parking lot when it becomes dirty. Sealcoating can benefit your customers as it provides resistance to skidding. One big benefit of doing this is that your parking lot will last much longer for you, which can save you a great deal of money.
Hire a commercial paving company to sealcoat your parking lot for you. They have special equipment that they use to make things go much quicker. If you do this by hand it would take you a long time even if you have a small parking lot. The paving company will ensure the sealcoat is applied correctly and may tell you that two coats should be applied to provide the best protection.
When you have your commercial parking lot installed, talk to a local commercial paving company and they can give you many more tips.