Keep Your Shop's New Parking Lot Looking Great With These Three Tips

Posted on: 29 October 2015

When you finally get a chance to pave your shop's new parking lot, you might be pleased with the way it looks. You might think there is nothing you can do to keep it looking as good as it does the day it's paved. However, the truth is that there are steps you can take to ensure your lot always looks clean and smooth. Use the following suggestions to care for your shop's new lot.

Sweep it Regularly

One thing you can do to take care of your lot is to sweep it on a regular basis.  Sweeping helps you prevent too much glass, papers and other debris from building up on your lot. Not only that, but regular sweeping allows you to really look at your lot so you can notice any problems right away, such as cracking in the asphalt.

If you cannot sweep your entire lot yourself, enlist the help of a professional sweeping service.

Clean Up Snow Right Away

You may think nothing of allowing snow to sit on your lot until it melts away, but snow can be bad for the asphalt in our parking lot. Over time, snow may lead to pot holes.

Therefore, make sure you or your employees get out the shovels every time snow falls on your lot. You can also hire a snow removal service. Keep in mind that if you want to use rock salt to melt snow or ice, do some research to make sure that it is not a brand that will damage the asphalt.

Have the Lot Sealcoated

Sealcoating is a way to seal your parking lot so that it interacts less with water and other environmental elements. You may already notice sealcoated lots in the area, as they are the ones that look shiny and black instead of dull and gray from oxidation. Sealcoating can help prolong the life of your lot.

While there are no hard and fast rules for how often your lot should be sealcoated, you might opt to do it every year or every other year.

Now that you are aware of some things you can do to keep your shop's new lot in shape, use the tips above to maintain it properly. If you notice problems that you cannot take care of on your own, contact a paving contractor in the area who can help you make any necessary blacktop repairs.