Posted on: 27 September 2019Share
If you just paid good money to have a new parking lot installed, you don't want to have to replace the parking lot in a few years. You want the new parking lot you installed to last for a long time. In order for the parking lot to last for a long time, you need to know how to take care of the beautiful new parking lot that your paving contractors laid down for you.
Keep the Storm Drains Clean
Your parking lot should have both storm drains and manholes where water can drain into them. If your parking lot doesn't have storm drains, talk to the parking lot contractors about installing a drainage system in your parking lot.
Your storm drains require a little care. You need to have your storm drains cleaned and all debris removed from them every few months. You can do this on your own, or hire a professional to take care of this task for you.
Take Care of Debris Quickly
Debris can really damage your parking lot. If you see branches or trash in your parking lot, pick it up. If you spot weeds growing through a crack, remove and kill the weeds and get the cracked filled. If some truck leaks a bunch of oil all over the place, use an environmentally friendly cleaner and clean everything up.
Cleaning up and taking good care of your parking lot will help prevent your parking lot from breaking down and suffering damage. A clean and well cared for parking lot is going to last longer than one filled with junk and stained all over.
Monitor for Damage on a Regular Basis
Finally, you need to monitor for damage on a regular basis. Go for a walk around your parking lot every week. If you spot a crack, fill it yourself or get your parking lot contractor out there to fill it in. If you notice that the parking lot is settling too much, call your parking lot contractor. By being vigilant, you can spot issues before they become problems and get the necessary help fixing your parking lot so that it lasts.
Keep your brand-new parking lot looking great by making sure the drainage systems works well and by keeping the storm drains clear of debris. Keep your parking lot clean and monitor for damage. If you see any damage, bring in a parking lot paving company to fix your parking lot for you.