When was the last time you paid attention to the asphalt pavements in your property? There are high chances that you have not been paying attention to their condition. Asphalt pavements play a major role in ensuring that the exterior of a property looks well-maintained and clean. You ought to conduct regular maintenance to preserve the original look. Some of the asphalt maintenance practices you can undertake in Utah include:
Regulating Traffic in the Property
Heavy traffic will influence the weight on your pavements and thus the need to know the volume and type of vehicles driving in the property. Heavy vehicles impact a lot of weight and pressure on the pavements and may end up destroying them. When you regulate traffic in your property, you are maintaining the pavements.
Cleaning the Parking Lot Regularly
Individuals who live in a busy location will find it hard to clean the parking lot often due to the heavy traffic. However, cleaning the lot regularly keeps it in good condition. Some of the dirt and debris can compromise the overall state of the paving. Also, you can spot any issues with the paving when cleaning. Clean paving in a parking lot improves the curb appeal of the space, which is essential for first impressions.
Protecting Your Asphalt from the Effects of Water Damage
Just as water is damaging to the foundation, water damage has adverse effects on pavements. Pools of water are an indication that there is a problem with the water catch basin. Water should drain to the sewer system and not stay in the pavements. Water erodes the surface of the pavements causing potholes and cracks. Over time, water compromises the paving’s structural integrity. Once you notice pools of water in your lot, check the catch basin for any issues.
Potholes and cracks occur in the paving for different reasons such as exposure to sun or water damage. Not only are these cracks unsightly, but they can also cause damage to vehicles. Children and unsuspecting individuals are also prone to injury on damaged pavements. The condition of the cracks will worsen if you do not conduct repair works early enough.
Seal-coating the Parking Lot
Seal-coating the pavements is not just for the freshly installed pavements. Putting another layer of seal coat further protects your paving. When seal-coating an existing parking lot, ensure that there are no cracks or damaged parts. Proceeding to seal-coat an already damaged parking lot does not correct the problem. Conducting this maintenance on your paving at least after two years extends its lifespan.
Over time, it is normal for pavements to undergo wear due to natural and weather elements. The location of your property also determines the extent and frequency of wear in your pavements. Also, the weight from vehicles in your property can cause damage to the paving surfaces. The structural problems that result from continue damage will manifest within no time. The importance of asphalt maintenance for your parking lot cannot be stressed enough. You will be protecting your surface from minor damage that may become serious with time. Also, you maintain the value of your home when the parking and pavements are in perfect condition.