Don’t Ignore Small Cracks on Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Don't Ignore Small Cracks on Your Asphalt Parking LotThere are many things that you cannot take for granted in life, but there are some things that you can pretty much take for granted in Las Vegas. The sunshine will be abundant over the course of a year, there will be numerous hot days in the summer, and your asphalt parking lot will develop cracks at some point during its life. However, even though cracks are virtually inevitable, you should not neglect to repair them while they are still small.

Why Should I Care About Small Cracks on My Asphalt Parking Lot?

There are four reasons why you should not neglect small cracks on an asphalt pavement.

1. In virtually all cases, small cracks are only going to get larger. As cracks grow in size, so will the cost of pavement crack sealing.
2. A crack does not need to be a chasm to trip pedestrians. If people trip and fall in your parking lot, their opinion of your operation is going to decline, and they could also seek financial compensation from you if they are injured in the fall.
3. Cracks frequently evolve into potholes, alligator cracking, or both. When cracks are left open, sand, gravel, vehicle fluids, and water can enter, causing more damage that can be costly to repair, especially if the damage results in the destabilization of the supporting foundation. Routine, rapid crack repairs help you keep your parking lot maintenance & repair bills in check.
4. Small cracks often indicate that there is already a problem beneath the surface that is just beginning to manifest. By identifying and correcting the hidden issue early, you may be able to avoid more expensive repairs in the future.

How Often Should I Repair Cracks on My Asphalt Parking Lot?

Parking lot maintenance companies typically recommend that you repair pavement cracks at least annually, and it is better to repair them every six months. You can inspect your parking lot yourself, or you can have your parking lot maintenance & repair contractor perform the inspection. In some instances, contractors inspect for cracks when they are called for lot striping or sealcoating parking lot pavements. Many lot striping and asphalt sealcoating contractors also offer crack repairs, and you might be able to reduce disruptions or save yourself some time by bundling the services. Keep in mind that reputable parking lot maintenance companies will not sealcoat over significant cracks; they know that the sealcoat will not repair the cracks because it will just drip into the opening without closing it. A similar problem can arise if you want to have them apply your parking lot striping and pavement markings.

Let Affordable Striping & Sealing Assist You With Superior Parking Lot Maintenance & Repair Services

When you need an experienced, highly respected company to handle your pavement maintenance, you can count on Affordable Striping! We are known for going the extra mile to ensure that our clients receive exceptional results every time. We specialize in parking lot maintenance, our services include asphalt crack repair, parking lot design, asphalt sealcoating, traffic sign installation, lot striping, bumper blocks, and pavement and road markings. To request a free quote, complete our online form, call 702-222-9009, or email