5 Steps to Maintaining Your Parking Lot

Boise Paving

If you're a business owner or a facilities manager, you know that handling the maintenance of your parking lot isn't always simple, especially after a snowy winter and heading into a hot summer.

Parking lot maintenance is incredibly important, however, and can help your storefront or organization location look professional and appealing. A cracked, dirty parking lot could make even the nicest, most updated building look ugly and could cause customers to trip or fall.

Keeping Your Parking Lot in Good Condition

Here are the steps you should take after a long winter to get your parking lot ready for the summer months.

  1. Note cracks: First, it's important to "inventory" any cracks that have started or widened recently. Cracks that are 1/4" to 1" wide should be crack sealed.

  2. Check for debris: Your parking lot likely needs to be professionally swept clean of dirt and debris, especially if you've recently had a dry spell and leaves, trash, and dirt have collected on your pavement.

  3. Check for fading: Your parking lot's sealcoat and lot marking will begin to fade at some point, and it's important to keep an eye on this to know when it's time to seal coat and repaint. Most parking lots need new seal coat every three years.

  4. Take a look at your storm drains: Your parking lot's storm drains can show signs of sinking, which will indicate other problems.

  5. Identify any areas of standing water: Has your parking lot deteriorated and caused low spots where water accumulates? Note these for possible repair or remediation.

Once you've looked over your parking lot's current condition, it's time to get in contact with a local paving contractor to get your parking lot back in good condition. For more information about how we can help you maintain your parking lot, contact us today.

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