Commercial Parking Lot Sealcoating and Maintenance Guidelines
Your commercial parking lot may be designed to last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, but leave off the regular asphalt sealcoating and other maintenance, and you could lose up to 25% of its service life. Plus, whether you treat the asphalt parking lot correctly during the maintenance will affect how long it lasts.
Particularly in climates like ours in the Greater Pocono area of Pennsylvania, commercial parking lot sealcoating maintenance couldn't be more important. Since parking lots are often subjected to snow plowing and salting, it can deteriorate much sooner than may be expected.
To help our customers and others to protect and preserve the investment they've made in their parking lot, our asphalt paving company wants to share the following commercial parking lot sealcoating and maintenance guidelines.
What Sealcoating Does For Commercial Parking Lots
An asphalt sealcoating will help to protect and extend the life of your asphalt parking lot. This sealcoating will need to be reapplied about every 5 to 7 years if you're starting with a brand new parking lot and a quality sealcoat was used during construction.
In the Greater Pocono area, you can call Pennsylvania Asphalt for quality asphalt sealcoating and the commercial parking lot services you need.
Maintaining and Preserving The Parking Lot As A Whole
While any type of pothole patching or crack patching could be classified under repairs, it's also an important part of maintaining the entire parking lot structure. Why? Because once the asphalt gets weak and starts to form potholes or cracks, rainwater is already seeping into the base.
This causes a separation of the layers, or the delamination of large sections of parking lot. Fixing the potholes quickly is important maintenance to preserve the entire structure.
Other Maintenance Tasks Your Commercial Parking Lot Needs
In addition to being proactive about the repair maintenance your parking lot needs, it's important to develop a regimen of maintenance tasks that you can perform yourself.
- Inspect your parking lot annually - Look for signs of weak spots, cracks, standing water, or crumbling. Call a professional promptly if necessary.
- Get asphalt sealcoating every 5 to 7 years, depending on the recommendation of your asphalt contractor.
- Clean your asphalt parking lot every month to remove debris, weeds, metal objects, and anything else that may damage it.
- Get a slurry seal applied every 10 years to extend the life of your parking lot for as long as possible.