Asphalt is one of the most durable parking lot materials, protecting against different weather conditions and traffic going in and out of the parking lot. Although asphalt is meant to be durable, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be maintained. Spring is officially here which means it’s time to assess the damages from over the winter and get everything back into great condition, including your asphalt!
Start your checklist by cleaning the asphalt. Take a broom with you to sweep away sand and dirt that was sitting under the snow all winter. Pick up any trash along the way too. Cleaning the asphalt will not only make your parking lot look a lot better, it will make it last longer too! Dirt and debris left on the surface of the asphalt can hold water on the pavement, causing damage overtime. By removing that dirt and debris, water will be able to run freely across the asphalt and go into the drainage system like it’s supposed to.
Inspecting the Asphalt
While you’re cleaning the asphalt, make note of any damages you find. Cracks, holes, and noticeable dips in the pavement should all be included. Inspecting the asphalt before you begin any repairs will ensure nothing is overlooked and give you some insight into how much work actually needs to be done.
Seal coating should be done every few years to keep asphalt in good condition. If your asphalt hasn’t been sealed within the last couple of years, contact a contractor to schedule sealcoating this spring. Sealcoating adds a layer of protection to keep your asphalt safe from sun, ice, oil, salt, and chemicals. Regular seal coating helps reduce the occurrence of cracks and holes in the asphalt.
The lines in your parking lot are important for both the look of the asphalt and the safety of your and your customers. Faded lines make it hard to identify parking spots, handicapped areas, fire lanes, and speed bumps. Line striping should be done when you get your sealcoating done for the best efficiency and finished product. Line striping requires specific tools and extreme precision, so don’t attempt to do it on your own.
Contact Cooper Bros Asphalt Paving
Having a contractor that’s experienced with asphalt on hand to help you out each spring is essential to keeping your asphalt in great condition. Contact Cooper Bros Asphalt Paving today to learn more about our asphalt services including seal coating, line striping, and more! Maintaining your asphalt is a lot cheaper than neglecting it and having to get it replaced. Don’t waste another year neglecting your asphalt parking lot, let us help you make it look brand new again! Give us a call at (978) 664-1529 or fill out an online contact form today.
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