Understanding and Repairing Potholes
The parking lot is the first thing customers see when approaching a commercial property. Having a well maintained parking lot can give anyone a great and lasting first impression of your business, adding value to your brand image. Not just that, it also shows your concern for safety and convenience for both your customers and employees.
- Seal Coating – seal coating is the process of adding coal tar or asphalt emulsifier to you’re your asphalt. It is designed to fill in any cracks (less than 1/8’ wide) and helps protect the asphalt from sun damage, chemical spills (oil, gas or antifreeze for some) and moisture. Seal coating also makes your parking lot look beautiful! It restores the color and gives the like-new impression that will surely wow your customers and guests.
- Repairing cracks – if you notice cracks from previous or past water damage, it is imperative that repairs must be done as soon as possible. Cracks are potential tripping hazards to anybody. It also makes your parking lot look unsightly. Cracks that are no more than an inch wide can be easily repaired using crack fill mix of asphalt and rubber. For bigger cracks, call an asphalt expert.
- Maintaining proper drainage – a good drainage system should channel water away from your parking lot so it does not pool and/or stay at the surface. Over time, standing water will let moisture enter into the asphalt which would cause the surface to break down and accelerating cracks to form. Having a proper drainage helps maintain your parking lot and will prolong its lifespan.
- Cleaning – seal coating should be performed normally about every 2 to 3 years but this does not guarantee that other regular maintenance should be forgotten. Dirt, rocks and leaves can decrease the appearance of your driveway and sweeping will definitely help. By regularly cleaning your parking lot, you create a safe parking lot for pedestrians and helps prevent standing water and drainage problems.
For more information on BPC LLC or to request for a free estimate on your parking lot maintenance please call us at 615-266-6451 or you can fill out or contact form and we will be back with you on your enquiries!