Keeping Your Asphalt Parking Lot Clean & Maintained

September 19, 2019 6:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s essential to keep your asphalt parking lot clean and maintained. It’s the first thing many people see, and it’s important to have a good impression. To make sure your parking lot stays durable for as long as possible, you must use the correct cleaning methods and maintenance procedures. If you aren’t sure what to do, we’ll inform you of how to keep your asphalt parking lot clean and maintained. 

Why You Should Regularly Clean Your Parking Lot

Regularly cleaning your asphalt parking lot, also called seasonal clearing, will ensure your parking lot is healthy and durable. On the surface, sweeping or cleaning will make a difference in the aesthetic and texture, while increasing the longevity of your parking lot. 

There are several benefits to cleaning your parking lot regularly, which include:

  • Exposing potholes or cracks for future repair.
  • Removing harmful fluids that can destroy your asphalt.
  • Save you both time and money.
  • Getting rid of debris and dirt. 

Tips for Cleaning Your Parking Lot

Depending on the kind of substance or material that’s on your parking lot, each situation may call for a different type of cleaning fluid or tool. To clean your asphalt, trisodium phosphate (TSP), baking soda, and bleach are most effective for removing grease on asphalt. Apply directly to the stain and use a tool with firm bristles to wipe it away. To remove oil spots, use an absorbing agent to soak up as much oil. Then, use TSP or a degreaser to remove the stain if it persists. For stains regarding mulch or leaves, soap or vinegar should do the trick. Scrub in a circular motion and rinse with low pressure. Lastly, pressure washing can remove everything and anything quickly. However, it’s better to clean stains first then pressure wash, as certain stains may make the asphalt worse and seep into the surface pores. 

Maintaining Tips for Asphalt Parking Lot

If you want your parking lot to last long, regular maintenance is vital. 

Here are some tips to increase the longevity of your asphalt parking lot: 

  • Sweeping regularly, revealing areas that need repair and damages.
  • Fill cracks and potholes before they become larger.
  • Sealcoating must be done every two to three years to protect the surface.


Keeping your asphalt parking lot clean and maintained will take some elbow grease, but it will be worth it in the long run. If you are unsure of which methods to use or how to properly clean and maintain your parking lot, the experts at Cooper Bros Paving are here to help! Give us a call today at 978-664-1529 to get started. 

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