Protecting your parking lot in winter is really important in preserving the integrity of asphalt’s structure. Taking proper measures to prepare your asphalt from the harsh elements of winter and snow. Doing so PRIOR to winter is the most important thing you can do to protect your lot in winter. Being proactive is always better than being reactive. By sealing, crack filling, line striping, patching potholes and conducting all other parking lot maintenance prior to winter, you can help to decrease the damages that winter will inevitably bring to your parking lot.
Parking Lots In Winter
In addition to fall repairs and maintenance, ensuring that you have a snow removal plan in place. Be sure your plan involves a reputable snow removal contractor. Both of these approaches are a key component in protection. Plows can unfortunately damage asphalt, especially if machinery is sub-par and proper safety measures aren’t taken. That mixing with other stressing components of winter like the freeze-thaw cycle. Additionally, make sure you are using deicers and asphalt salts properly. It is key knowing which are the best types for asphalt.
Preparation for Your Lots
While preparation is the most important element in protecting your parking lot in winter, there are also important upkeep/repairs that need to be conducted during winter. One of these important upkeep items is cold patching potholes that occur in winter as a temporary means of protection until you can properly patch it come spring.
After winter, your parking lot is inevitably going to need repairs. The most common repair needed following the snowy, cold season is pothole patching and repair. Depending on the severity of winter, your level of repairs can vary. After winter, your paving professional can inspect your lot to assess winter damages. They will suggest/perform the necessary repairs to get your parking lot back in top shape, and as safe as possible. Contact EastCoat Pavement Services for all repair needs!