Managing an HOA Parking Lot
7 Terms to Know When Managing an HOA
As the manager of a homeowner’s association (HOA), the upkeep of the property becomes a personal matter. With so many people to answer to, not to mention an operating budget to maintain, thinking ahead about maintaining the property is essential. Here are seven terms to keep in mind about maintaining the concrete and pavement for an HOA.
Here are 7 upkeep terms you need to know:
1. Asphalt Paving
Asphalt is extremely durable, but over time its surface and structural integrity will eventually weaken. From roadways and parking lots to sports surfaces and walking trails, having a pavement maintenance plan in place that encompasses all the paved surfaces in your HOA will save you both time and money.
Asphalt is a durable material, but exposure to the elements can cause it to deteriorate over time. One of the first signs of deterioration is the formation of cracks. These can allow water to penetrate the surface of your asphalt, causing more damage and weakening the base. Proper attention to cracks helps keep out dirt, sand, and stone and preserves adjacent pavement.
Sealcoating is a thin, protective layer applied to off-highway pavement surfaces to protect against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays. When this dark black sealant is applied, the asphalt looks and wears like new and helps project a positive image. It is one of the most important elements of preventative parking lot maintenance, so should be scheduled every two to three years.
4. Lot Marking
Clean, bright and distinct markings in your parking lot create a great first impression, not to mention making the lot easier for guests and residents to use. Lot marking, like sealcoating, is a simple process that can make a positive impact on your lot’s appearance. A bonus? Planning effectively could create additional parking spaces on your property.
5. Concrete Repair
Cracked and crumbling sidewalks and walking trails are unattractive and can be a tripping hazard for residents. Simple procedures like crack filling, patching, sealing, and waterproofing will all improve appearance and extend the overall life of the concrete.
6. Sports Surfaces
Sports surfacing is a highly-specialized process that turns a concrete slab into a place to shoot hoops, play tennis or enjoy a game of racquetball. If you have a tennis court or similar facilities in your subdivision, schedule regular maintenance to prevent cracking and corrosion. Keep the amenities that attract tenants in great condition for years to come.
7. Emergency Repairs
Uneven surfaces, potholes, standing water, cracks and other damage can appear out of nowhere, wreaking havoc on your operating budget. They can also turn into a hazard or liability—which is an expense every management company wants to avoid. A responsive partner who can manage the process quickly and during low traffic times is essential.
Rose Paving has over 40 years of experience in the paving business, we’re bona fide concrete and asphalt maintenance experts. This breadth of experience means we know how to manage expectations, complete projects in a timely and efficient manner, and help you stay accountable with your board of directors. As a bonus, our national reach means we can offer outstanding service at a competitive price, and all with one point of contact for every project.
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