The snow is starting to melt, spring is around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about parking lot maintenance. Regular maintenance will help preserve the property value, and ensure that personnel, vendors, and customers are safe while on site.
5 Tips For Parking Lot Maintenance
Routine visual inspection
Walk the parking lot once a month to perform a visual inspection. Make a list of all the areas that could be problematic, especially cracks. This is especially important after extreme weather such as heavy rain, snow, ice, or extreme heat.
Keep it clean
Not only will sweeping and cleaning improve the appearance of your parking lot, regular cleaning will allow you to see and inspect areas that need repair. Keeping a trash receptacle on site is convenient for customers and will help reduce the amount of debris and garbage that could accumulate. Remove oil and gasoline drippings as soon as you see them, as these chemicals lead to rapid deterioration of your asphalt and concrete.
Adequate drainage systems should be installed around your parking lot. It is important to keep the drains free and clear of debris and ensure that other features of your drainage system are performing properly each season.
Sealing and Filling Cracks
Treating asphalt with sealant every couple years preserves the resilience of pavement and prevents weathering. Potholes and cracks allow water or debris to penetrate the surface layer, causing further damage if they are not filled in.
Maintaining parking lot striping by having defined parking spaces and handicapped areas is very important. Restriping may need attention every few years as the lines can become obscured by sealcoating, asphalt overlay or resurfacing.
A parking lot with cracks, potholes, faded striping or other damage can be a poor reflection of your business, neighborhood or facility. Contact your local paving contractor for more details and to help with all your parking lot maintenance needs!
Looking for products that can help with parking lot and facility maintenance? Checkout these items below.
Speed Bumps – Slows traffic to 2-5 mph
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Speed Humps - Slows traffic to 10-15 mph
- Now through March 31, 2021, use promo code BUMP10 when checking out and receive 10% off your rubber speed hump order.
Parking blocks – parking bocks or bumpers stop motorists from pulling into a parking space too far, potentially damaging your curb.
Bollard covers – time to replace those that may have been hit by sliding cars or snowplows. Or time for a new fresh look and change the colors.
Signposts – label handicap parking spaces with BollardFlex signposts
Stop signs - The 5’ Parking Lot Stop Sign was designed for use in parking lots and other areas not covered by statutory requirements.