Fall Maintenance for Your Asphalt Parking Lot

fall leaves on your asphalt parking lot

Every season comes with unique challenges for commercial property owners. You probably have a long list of maintenance items to take care of, and hopefully, that includes your asphalt parking lot. The following are four tasks you should take care of this fall.

Repairing Potholes and Cracks

Any small cracks or potholes in your asphalt are going to let moisture seep down to the sublayers of the lot. They also create safety hazards for anyone who may trip and fall in your parking lot. Take some time during the fall to repair any cracks and potholes. Even if the crack is small, the weather, as well as regular wear and tear, could cause it to become bigger.

Get a Fresh Coat of Paint

Over the course of the year, and especially during busier months, the striping and other paint on your asphalt is going to fade. Fresh striping will improve efficiency when you have heavy traffic in your parking lot, creating a sense of organization and direction. It also promotes safety and allows you to keep up with the requirements given by the ADA.

Hire the Professionals for Sealcoating

Regular sealcoating is an essential step in keeping your asphalt in the best condition. Over time, the asphalt will crumble, deteriorate, and fade, but sealcoating can spruce it up, allowing it to look and function like new. Sealcoating also helps prevent future cracks and potholes.

Keep the Lot Clean

During the fall months, your parking lot may collect leaves and other debris. Consider having it professionally swept and pressure wash any specifically problematic areas. A clean lot promotes safety and prevents greater damage.

Hiring Someone To Help

Taking care of a commercial property is a lot to handle, but you don’t have to do it on your own. Contact Asphalt Surfacing today by calling 408-673-4719 or sending us an email for help maintaining your asphalt this fall.

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