Preparing Your Parking Lot for Fall
Will your parking lot look just as good when spring comes back round? Now is the time to prevent damage this fall and winter by preparing your parking lot. Check out our tips below:
Seal CoatingYou should have your asphalt parking lot seal coated 1 year after install and every 2-3 years after that depending on your environment. Seal coating extends the life of your driveway, protects against damaging UV radiation, improves the pavement’s overall lifetime, and protects the material from allowing spills (liquids and oils) to permeate and cause damage. Seal coating even boosts visual appeal! When it comes to an investment as important as your driveway and parking lot, get a professional contractor to apply your high-quality seal coating to ensure the life of your pavement is long.
Asphalt Management Inc. offers seal coating as part of our parking lot and driveway asphalt care services. Call us today to make an appointment to properly apply seal coating to your asphalt before the winter months are here.
Crack RepairJust like weeds growing in cracks make bigger cracks all summer, water and snow can enter cracks in your pavement and cause expansion during the fall and winter. As cracks grow and become deeper there is a risk of future damage. Repairing cracks and chips while they’re still minor will save you money in the long run and extend the life of your driveway. When holes or cracks are more than a couple of inches deep and wider than ¼ inch, it may be time to fully repair your pavement using our infrared asphalt repair process.
PatchingIf your cracks and chips have grown large in your pavement, its time for some asphalt patching to cover the damaged areas. We offer several types of asphalt repair, including infrared asphalt repair, overlay asphalt repair or if the damage is too extensive, we may recommend mill and replace or full-depth removal of your pavement. We are a full-service contractor, we can also take care of your concrete issues before they cause safety concerns.
Catch Basin Repair
Storm drains (also known as catch basins) are vital to your parking lot’s asphalt management. The drains remove surface water run-off and keep water from accumulating in your parking lot. If asphalt management does not include inspecting the parking lot catch basin, a faulty catch basin drainage system will allow standing water to accumulate and cause the subsurface of the parking lot to start to deteriorate rapidly. Catch basin repairs range in magnitude but addressing the issue as soon as its noticed will reduce liability and repair costs. Contacting Asphalt Management today will ensure that your parking lot catch basin is inspected properly and any issues with your catch basin drainage system are addressed.
Signs That You Need Catch Basin Repairs
The catch basin or its grate is higher than the surrounding asphalt. This poses a tripping hazard and can create standing water that degrades existing asphalt further. Repairs may involve removing surrounding asphalt and lowering the basin to alter the height of the frame.
Sunken Parking Lot Catch Basin
Either water erodes the sub-base, or the stone base has settled and can no longer support the asphalt. Depending on the severity of the damage, asphalt may be removed to even things out, or the repair may require replacing the entire structure for the drain.
The longer the deterioration is allowed to continue and the more water collects in holes and cracks, freezing and thawing over time, the more severe the damage and repair costs. Leaving a catch basin neglected until a sinkhole develops could cause far more extensive damage to surrounding asphalt, and create liability issues.
If a catch basin or storm drain is older and may be beyond repair, we can completely dig out and rebuild the more extreme of cases. Preventative maintenance reduces costs and ensures long-lasting catch basins and drain structures while keeping the rest of your parking lot in good repair.
To find out what catch basin repair you need, give us a call at