When most people think of the businesses they frequent, the parking lot is the last thing on their minds. Parking lots are part of a company’s curb appeal. While a positive appearance may not attract customers, a negative one, like accumulated grime and cracks, can certainly turn them away. The curb appeal of your home can be similarly impacted if your pavement needs repairs. So how is pavement repaired and rejuvenated, and how can you maintain your driveway or parking lot in the long term?
The easiest way to repair an asphalt driveway, parking lot or roadway with significant damage is to scrape the existing surface up and level or improve the base first. This step ensures that shifted limestone or gravel under the pavement will not immediately create the same cracks and potholes you are repairing. Once your paving company Wayne NJ professionals are finished laying the new surface, it will need to be sealed to reduce future water damage. For more minor repairs, you may be able to rejuvenate your driveway with an asphalt-based seal coating without scraping up the worn surface.
In addition to resealing your paved surface every two to five years, it is essential to keep it clean and free of debris. Deep cleaning of your parking lot should happen once or twice a year, and a sweep of the area for trash and debris should be added to your weekly maintenance list. You can hire a professional service to clean your pavement in the spring and fall or take a stiff brush and water sprayer to it.
Asphalt paving is an excellent way to give your road, parking lot or driveway a durable and professional surface that needs little maintenance and infrequent repairs. Depending on the size of the repairs needed, you may need to scrape and repave the surface, or you can use an asphalt-based seal coating every couple of years as part of your routine maintenance.