Tips For Maintaining The Parking Lot For Your Business

As a business owner, it is incredibly important to make sure that you are keeping up with the maintenance of your parking lot. To help you do just that, you might want to take a few minutes to review the following tips.

Clean It Monthly 

It is important to make sure that you are cleaning your parking lot as often as possible. If you are not able to get to it a lot, then you want to make it a point to clean it once a month, even if you have to remind yourself by marking the calendar. Simply sweep up all of the twigs, leaves, and other debris that is bound to find its way to your parking lot. Make sure that you are taking the time to look closely for oil spots. If you find any, you will need to take action right away, as oil that is left sitting can eventually break down the asphalt, causing you to have to pay for expensive parking lot repairs. If it is a large puddle of oil, you can use sawdust to soak a lot of it up, and then it is easily picked up by sweeping it up. Whatever is left can be cleaned by using a de-greasing agent that is approved for asphalt.

Add A Layer Of Seal Coating

This is something that should be done every few years in order to protect the condition of your parking lot, as well as give it a cleaner or newer look. There is the option of purchasing the seal coating at your local home improvement store and doing it yourself. Then again, to make sure that the seal coat is applied evenly and that the final result will look as professional as possible, you might want to hire an asphalt contractor, like Hals Construction, to do it for you.

Immediately Repair Potholes

Potholes in your parking lot can cause accidents, decrease the professional look of your company, and cause extensive damage to a large area of your asphalt. Water will get into the asphalt, which will cause more pieces of the asphalt to crumble over time. Customers walking through your parking lot can trip and fall or their vehicles can become damaged if the pothole is large enough. All of these outcomes of unattended potholes can cost you a lot of money. Therefore, if you notice a small pothole forming, you need to contact a skilled parking lot professional to patch it for you.

With those few things in mind, you should have a much easier time making sure that your parking lot is in the best shape as possible.