Have you ever pulled into a parking lot and felt like you were driving on the moon? Potholes, cracks, block cracking, raveling—it’s an alien landscape. Not only does this cause a headache for drivers, it can also be a costly nightmare for facility managers. To prevent your lot from deteriorating to such a state, regular preventative parking lot maintenance is key. It’s the most cost-effective solution to maximize pavement life while minimizing risk and ensuring that your lot remains safe and inviting.
Preventative parking lot maintenance involves corrective measures such as crack sealing, seal coating, and asphalt patching/repair. These measures should be taken as soon as pavement first shows signs of wear and tear (raveling, transverse or longitudinal cracking). This preemptive measure helps ensure that rehabilitation strategies produce predicted results. Furthermore, effective preventative maintenance is an ongoing process that needs regular monitoring to guarantee success in the long run.
Regularly maintaining your parking lot is important for many reasons. For one thing, it ensures safety for drivers by reducing the risk of accidents due to potholes or other uneven surfaces. Additionally, it improves overall aesthetics which can help draw in more customers or visitors if done correctly. And lastly, it can save you money in the long run by preventing you from having to completely repave your entire lot at once due to neglect.
All in all, preventative parking lot maintenance is essential in order to keep your parking area safe and inviting for drivers while maximizing its lifespan and minimizing costs associated with full-scale repairs or replacements down the line. At Midwest Commercial Services, we specialize not only in painting and striping but also in preventative maintenance services so contact us today if you’re interested in extending the life of your parking area!