Your Asphalt Maintenance Guide For Facility Managers
Facility management requires making sure that every square inch of a property stays in good condition. The majority of commercial properties have asphalt parking lots, and creating a monthly asphalt maintenance plan helps you to ensure that the one outside of your facility stays safe and lasts as long as possible. Following this guide will help you to develop a comprehensive asphalt maintenance plan that makes caring for the parking lot easy.
What Happens When You Ignore Asphalt Maintenance Needs?
Asphalt maintenance involves both preventing damage and correcting small problems before they develop into bigger ones. Sealcoating and asphalt maintenance serves double duty by sealing small cracks and creating a protective layer on the surface that prevents damage from the sun, rain and corrosive auto fluids.
When you ignore basic asphalt maintenance, water can seep into small cracks where it begins to break down the asphalt materials. Once that happens, raveling can occur that only gets worse from the friction that cars generate. Most oversized potholes once began as a minor crack that could’ve been stopped in the beginning.
What Should You Include In a Monthly Asphalt Maintenance Plan?
A solid asphalt maintenance plan should include monthly inspections combined with other types of asphalt care. Adding these items to your monthly maintenance to-do list helps to prevent the need for a major parking lot repair.
•Clean the parking lot to remove debris and corrosive fluids
•Inspect for rutting, raveling and depressions in the surface
•Check to make sure all of the striping and pavement markings are fully visible
•Remove grass and plants that are growing in cracks or too close to the perimeter
•Identify any small cracks and arrange for repairs
•Plan to sealcoat every two to three years
Can Asphalt Companies Help You Create an Effective Plan?
As a facility manager, you’re going to be better at some things than others. Many facility managers are more experienced with planning for indoor projects, and asphalt care is an exterior area of specialization that goes beyond basic landscaping. If you’re not sure of where to begin with making a plan or have found the current one is failing, then our crew can visit your property to do an inspection and help you create a schedule to follow in the future.
Meet All of Your Maintenance Needs With Asphalt Care Services, LLC.
Asphalt Care Services offers all of the paving services that you need to make planning for maintenance easy. Our asphalt paving, asphalt repair and asphalt sealcoating work keeps your pavement in top condition. Once the surface of the pavement is up to par, our highly experienced crew can also help you out with pavement maintenance, thermoplastic line striping and parking lot striping. We’ll even help you round out your plan with safety-focused services that include traffic signage, concrete bumpers and speed bump installation. To get help with creating a comprehensive asphalt maintenance plan, contact us at 772-888-5648 or [email protected]. Our online form is also an effective way to get a free job quote for your next maintenance project.