9 Steps to a Better Parking Lot

Rose Paving / May 19, 2010

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SCALE Guide coverWith warm weather rolling in, people across the country are saying “goodbye” to memories of winter.  Even with typical fluctuations in temperature common to the season, people are opening their windows and swimming pools, hanging up their coats, and hitting the gym to get that beach-ready bod.

You may be wondering what you can do to get your property into tip-top shape for summer.  As a facility professional, you are given the task of maintaining the safety and integrity of your property.

The following is a “must-have” checklist to get your parking lot fit for summer:

Walk 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.

Consider if your parking lot needs to be swept of dirt and debris.

Take note of catch basins throughout your parking lot.  Pay special attention to sinking or deterioration which may indicate a problem beneath the surface.

Pinpoint if sealcoat and lot marking has started to fade.

Assess any damage to curbs from snow plows.

Identify areas of standing water on your parking lot.

Determine whether your lot is in need of basic maintenance repairs or structural repairs.

Evaluate your budget for parking lot repairs.  Has that figure been approved for maintenance on your property?

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!