As a commercial building owner, maintaining the building is not the only responsibility you have. It's equally crucial to upkeep the exterior, not just for aesthetics but also for safety reasons. You can be held liable if someone trips on an ill-maintained sidewalk or parking lot on your property. Thus, regular maintenance is crucial for both safety and legal reasons. Moreover, staying on top of commercial asphalt maintenance can save you time and money.
Here are some tips to help you maintain your property regularly.
Get Routine Inspections
It's important that you get routine inspections for your commercial asphalt. This is important because a professional will be able to tell if something needs fixing, especially if there is something that should be fixed right away.
Not only will this help in terms of safety but also will make sure that the asphalt parking lot looks good for visitors to your commercial property.
After an inspection, a professional will know if you need to fill the cracks, clear any chemical deposits, or clean the entire area. Whatever you need to do, the inspection will bring to light.
Keeping the asphalt clean is equally vital. Letting water or moisture sit on it for prolonged periods can weaken the surface, leading to cracks and damage over time. Hence, sweeping the asphalt often is essential to remove debris and excess water quickly. This practice will help preserve the asphalt's quality and prolong its lifespan.
Inspect the Drains
There are going to be drains on your property as well around the asphalt parking lot. It's very important to inspect the drains as well to make sure that there are no issues with this. If there are, this can cause water logging and a backup of water which creates even more issues.
Clear Oil and Chemicals
If any oil or chemicals get on the parking lot asphalt, you will want to clear it off. These can both deteriorate the material that holds the asphalt together, which will cause problems.
This also means that the asphalt will not last as long as it should if you leave these substances on the asphalt.
Taking Care of Your Commercial Asphalt
Making sure that your commercial asphalt is taken care of can mean the difference between needing to replace it often and saving the money and effort it takes to replace it.
When you make sure you get regular maintenance of your asphalt lots, you won't have to worry about it being damaged or in need of replacement.
That's why you should contact us at Pavemar for your asphalt inspections. We are here to make sure that your asphalt is in good shape. And if it's not, we'll do what it takes to get it back to its best shape!