Top 10 things to know about parking lot maintenance

  1. Parking Lot Asphalt sealcoating:

Chances are that if you have an asphalt parking lot, it has been seal coated at one point. Sealcoating is a black asphalt based liquid that is sprayed on asphalt pavement to create a protective layer. The asphalt pavement wears down after years or water/rain, traffic, Sun UV-rays, snow, heavy trucks, drainage, grass/weeds growing and oil leaks. That is why sealcoating is so important to help the pavement last many years.

  • Parking lot crackfilling/joint sealing:

Weather you have an asphalt or concrete parking lot, there will be cracks in the pavement down the road. The Problem with cracks in parking lots is that they provide access for water to get under the pavement and start to erode the base of the pavement. After that, it leaves the pavement vulnerable to more damage and eroding to happen and make the problem worse. Preventive maintenance is crucial to avoid costly repairs and unnecessary work on your parking lot.

3. Parking lot pot holes:

Not only are pot holes, a traffic problem but also a trip hazard. They can cause serious damage to someone or their property. It is always a good idea to repair pot holes as soon as possible to avoid bigger issues later on. Again, preventive maintenance goes a long way and save the property owners money.

4. Parking lot ADA compliance:

The main reasons for ADA regulatios is to ensure that people with disabilites can get the needed access to parking lots. Not being in ADA comliance can cause a big frustration on a person needing ADA compliance and bring fines and suits to the property owner not following city code and ADA compliance. That is why it is important to keep up with maintnance atleast every 2-3 years and hire a reputable company in your area.

5. Fire Lane striping and maintenance:

The reason Fire Lane striping is so important is that it helps designate fire trucks in case of an emergency. The last thing you want is to have an emergency and not be able to get the help you need. Fire lane striping vary depending on your state/city codes vary on fire lane striping.

Secondly, one thing is in common that it helps serve a purpose and not following the law can also bring along heavy fines with it. Therefore, If you are unsure if you are in code or have had a visit from a Fire Marshall, you may want to call a local striping company to help you stay in code.

In conclusion, If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Stripe-IT parking lot sealcoating and striping. We service the North Texas and will travel to most of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. office: 682-333-3858/ martin@stripeitdfw.com

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