9 Steps to a Better Parking Lot

Rose Paving / June 08, 2015

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sinkholeCBMany of us experienced another record-breaking Winter, with higher than average snowfall and colder than normal temperatures. It is time to say ‘Goodbye’ to winter and ‘Hello’ to summer.

As a facility professional, you are given the task of maintaining the safety and integrity of your property. Here is a checklist to get your parking lot fit for summer:

  1. Take a walk on your parking lot and note cracks that have either widened or formed over the harsh Winter months. Cracks that measure 1/4-inch to 1-inch wide are good candidates for cracksealing.
  2. Consider if your parking lot needs to be swept of dirt and debris.
  3. Take note of the storm drains throughout your parking lot. Pay special attention to sinking or deterioration which may indicate a problem beneath the surface.
  4. Has the sealcoat and lot marking started to fade. If it has been more than 3 years, it is time to sealcoat it.
  5. Pay attention to any damage to curbs from snow plows.
  6. Identify areas of standing water on your parking lot.
  7. Determine whether your lot is in need of basic maintenance repairs or structural repairs.
  8. Evaluate your budget for parking lot repairs.
  9. Speak with a reputable paving contractor regarding any problem areas you’ve noticed on your parking lot.

By following this list and taking action today, you too can have a problem-free parking lot in time for summer!

Let us know how we can help get your parking lot in shape this season! Just give us a call . . . 888-773-ROSE (7673)