If you’re a property manager tasked with keeping your building or complex parking area in tip-top condition, you may like a little professional help. At DRYCO, we’ve put together four asphalt tips for your lot that keep the cars and their owners happy.
1. Fill In Cracks
There’s nothing worse for cars, drivers and pedestrians than a cracked-up parking lot. Erupting, encroaching cracks pose a trip risk for your customers and tenants when they leave or approach their vehicle. In addition, any lot-related fall or accident reflects negatively on you and your property and can result in hardship for your business.
Once dirt gets into cracks or weeds, temperature fluctuations and wet conditions can exacerbate the problem and incur greater repair costs. If you’d rather not tackle the cracks yourself, hire a professional company to fill them so that you keep your parking lot in good condition and prevent higher repair costs.
2. Sealcoat Your Pavement
Sealcoating asphalt pavement is an effective way to keep it flexible by protecting the liquid asphalt that acts as the pavement’s “glue.” In most cases, sealcoating gives asphalt surfaces such as parking areas a longer shelf life, helps reduce wear and tear on cars, and provides an easy-to-navigate path for pedestrians.
Pavement contractors typically make sure a parking area is clean and free of cracks before applying the all-important sealcoat. Some pavement contractors like DRYCO, for example, use special spray-on machines to apply sealcoat to parking lots, giving them a uniform appearance, and provide excellent coverage even on tight surfaces.
3. Stripe Your Parking Lot
Striping not only gives lot users visual guidelines on where and how to park, but also upgrades compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Stripes and additional aids such as painted curbs, bollards, and signage let users with disabilities feel safe, comfortable, and welcome at your property’s lot.
Many pavement contractors use state-of-the-art striping paint, stencils, and machines to keep your lot looking and functioning at its best. Today’s thermoplastic striping material, for example, is quick-drying and forms a uniform reflective and durable pavement mark.
4. Schedule Regular Maintenance
Here, DRYCO is saving the best tip for last. If you want to create a premium parking lot experience for cars, drivers, and pedestrians with the minimum hassle, schedule regular maintenance with a reputable, professional paving contractor. Regular maintenance of your lot lets you reduce maintenance issues and associated costs. It also allows you to operate with peace of mind by having professionals on your side and on-call.
Many paving contractors offer multi-year maintenance plans that include the following and many other benefits:
- Best maintenance prices every time
- Minimal assessment or planning required
- Thorough, efficient maintenance work
- Reduced repair costs
- Increased satisfaction for property’s customers and tenants
To learn more about how to keep your Northern California parking area in tip-top shape, contact DRYCO today. Schedule a free estimate via our online form or get in touch by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your pavement creation or maintenance project.