What Property Mangers Can Do With A Limited Asphalt Repair Budget

What Property Mangers Can Do With A Limited Asphalt Repair Budget

A neglected asphalt parking lot will be uninviting to potential customers and other visitors. Being proactive about caring for your pavement and adhering to a well-designed asphalt maintenance program can help minimize costly asphalt pavement repairs. Regular preventive maintenance can extend the life of the pavement and substantially reduce overall cost. It is far more efficient to spend wisely over an extended time than to wait for the inevitable higher cost of a total replacement. By performing routine maintenance, a property manager can provide a continuously attractive asphalt surface within a limited budget.

What Should an Asphalt Maintenance Program Include?

The first step you should take is to ask a reputable contractor to conduct a thorough inspection of your pavement. After evaluating your pavement’s current condition, expected remaining life, wear patterns and usage, your contractor can create a proposal that is tailored specifically for you. It is very likely that part of your plan will include three critical procedures.

1. Sealcoating: Routine asphalt sealing is perhaps the most important preventive maintenance procedure for ensuring the maximum life expectancy of asphalt pavement. The seal coat material protects the asphalt pavement by enhancing its waterproofing. The infiltration of water into the interior structure causes damage that results in potholes and eventual base failure. The sealcoating also protects the asphalt from premature aging due to the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Furthermore, sealcoating will revitalize a faded asphalt pavement and restore its rich color. Most asphalt sealcoating contractors recommend sealcoating every two to three years. However, your sealcoating contractor may advise sealing your pavement less frequently or more often after evaluating your pavement.
2. Asphalt Crackfilling: As soon as cracks appear, asphalt crack filling should be performed. Crack repair is a cost-effective procedure that reduces the likelihood of future major repairs if the cracks receive prompt attention. Cracks grow over time and eventually develop into potholes and other serious problems. Damage to the base layers will require extensive and costly repairs.
3. Markings: Line striping and other painted markings are important for the safe and orderly movement of vehicles and pedestrians. ADA compliance also requires specific markings. Particularly after a fresh sealcoating, consider a redesign of the pavement markings and signage that will make the parking lot more efficient. Ease of maneuverability and parking increases visitor and customer comfort. A well-designed parking lot layout can increase business and help ensure return visits from your customers.

Is It Possible to Perform Your Own Preventive Maintenance?

Maintaining the appearance and condition of your asphalt pavement can often be achieved by using available employees. Simply keeping the asphalt surface clean can reduce the risk of damage that will require professional repair. Trash and other debris should be removed from the pavement routinely. Debris can trap moisture that may seep into the asphalt, causing damage, and some types of trash and vegetation can stain the pavement as they decompose. Oil and other vehicle fluids leave unsightly stains, but they can also cause damage to the surface and interior structure of your pavement.

Contact Affordable for Professional Asphalt Pavement Maintenance

At Affordable Striping & Sealing, we specialize in parking lot maintenance for customers throughout the greater Las Vegas area. Our services include asphalt crack repair, asphalt sealcoating, traffic sign installation, asphalt striping and pavement markings, parking lot design, bumper blocks and road markings. We are known for delivering exceptional work and outstanding customer service at highly competitive prices. You can request a free quote by submitting our online form or calling 702-222-9009.

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