Get your property ready for Spring!

Teri Kasprzak / March 10, 2010   |   Education

Temps reached over forty degrees this weekend in Chicago!  Even with a little rain, what a great feeling!  Spring is coming!  Are you ready?  Is your property ready?

Preventative parking lot maintenance not only serves to beautify your property, but it is a solution used to prevent further deterioration of a parking lot.  After a long winter, your pavement has probably weathered many storms.  Now is the time to make some improvements.  A well-maintained parking lot will have a positive impact on all tenants, customers, employees, and the bottom line, which is especially helpful in today’s economic climate.

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So, how can you make a great impression with your pavement?  Sealcoating is one of the most noticeable ways to improve curb appeal.  When covered with a dark black sealant, pavement looks and wears like new.  A sealcoat consists of either coal tar pitch or asphalt cement mixed with inert fillers, water, emulsifying agents, or additives.  Applied in thin coats, pavement sealing is used to protect off-highway pavement surfaces against gasoline, oil, salt, water, and ultraviolet rays.  There are also many eco-friendly alternative coatings that enhance solar reflectivity and are very cost effective.

Stand out from the competition this spring by starting on the surface!  For more helpful ideas, check back regularly for additional pavement maintenance tips including information on eco-friendly alternatives.