Repairing and Cleaning Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Asphalt Parking Lot is a part of your business

The asphalt parking lot on your business premises may not be the most glamorous structure in the compound, but it’s the very first thing your clients notice upon arrival. As a business owner, you are probably aware of the importance of first impressions in regards to the success of your business. Frequent asphalt parking lot/driveway maintenance is required to extend its curb appeal, functionality, as well as durability — which can save you money on repair costs.

The term ‘maintenance‘ refers to any activity mean to improve the condition of your asphalt structure, and this includes cleaning and repairs. Fall and summer are the best seasons to fix the damages your asphalt structure has sustained during winter, and keep it looking great.

Cleaning Your Asphalt Driveway/Parking Lot

When dirt, leaves, garbage and other debris are left to the surface of an asphalt structure, they can cause stains that make the surface more susceptible to damage.

  • You should make sure that your asphalt parking lot is swept at least once a day. Keeping the parking lot clean allows you to spot cracks as soon as they appear.

Asphalt Parking Lot Oil Stains

Besides debris, another source of dirt common on parking lots is oil leaking from parked cars. Oil is not easy to clean and simply sweeping the surface isn’t going to be enough. To remove oil stains, you will need to conduct a proper cleaning exercise on your asphalt surface. Oil spills can deteriorate the physical state of the asphalt structure and shouldn’t be left for a long time.

  • To remove stubborn oil/grease stains from an asphalt surface, apply a lot of water and a cleaning agent on the surface. After that, scrub the surface with a stiff brush, repeat until there are no traces of oil spill. Rinse with clean water — lots of it — until it’s squeaky clean.

Repairing Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Repairs are essential to the lifespan of an asphalt structure. Failing to fix problems early always leads to bigger problems. Cracks are common with asphalt structures and if they are not attended to, they will allow water seepage into the surface and cause further damage.

  • Making sure that cracks and holes are filled as soon as they appear can go a long way towards increasing the appearance and durability of the structure.

 

If you decide you can not simply sweep or repair your parking lot on your own, A&M Asphalt Paving is a partner you can always count on. To have an expert come and take a look at the pavement on your property for any reason at all, get in touch with A&M Asphalt Paving.

From the professional grade equipment, to the decades of experience, to the superb customer service, A&M Asphalt Paving are the professionals to call for any asphalt paving job!

 

 

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Maintenance Tips for Parking Lots by Lance Bradshaw

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