If you look up the word “worth or value” in assorted dictionaries, you will find a number of definitions. It is variously defined as the “usefulness of something” or something’s importance, monetary worth or suitability considering the price paid. Your parking lot is certainly useful and important, and even given the fact that installing asphalt pavement is an economical option, you still paid a substantial amount to have your lot built. If you want to protect the value of your parking lot, here are some pointers to help you get the most out of your investment.
Getting The Worth Of Your Asphalt Parking Lot – An Example
Never Assume Your Parking Lot is in Pristine Condition
Your parking lot receives a lot of normal wear and tear as well as its share of abuse. Schedule regular inspections of your parking lot to find and correct minor issues before they can cause major damage.
Have Small Repairs Performed Promptly
Cracks exceeding an inch in width and all potholes need to be professionally repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, water can seep beneath the pavement and erode its foundation. A weakened foundation can allow the pavement to sag, leading to alligator cracking and costly repairs.
Make Sure Water can Drain Properly
Almost every year, Harris County gets more than its share of the nation’s rainfall. Since water penetration can cause major damage to your pavement’s foundation, you want to make sure that runoff can drain properly. Inspect catch basins and storm drains; if they are clogged, have the debris removed.
Keep Your Pavement Clean
You probably want to keep trash, leaves and other debris out of your lot just because it improves your property’s appearance, but there are protection issues involved as well. Plant material and trash can stain the surface of your pavement, and they allow water to collect underneath them, increasing the risk of water penetration. Vehicles frequently leak oil, brake fluid and other liquids, and you will want to have these spots cleaned also. Otherwise, the fluids will not only stain your pavement but can destroy it as well. Automotive fluids, which will eventually even eat through your sealcoating, will try to combine with the asphalt and the cement holding your pavement together. Schedule regular cleanings to have these fluids removed.
Choose a Reliable Asphalt Contractor to Help
LDC Paving offers customers in Harris County and surrounding areas a full range of asphalt-related services, including asphalt overlays, paving, repairs, sealcoating, parking lot striping and more. There are several paving companies in Houston, but LDC is committed to customer service, outstanding workmanship and competitive rates. To receive your free quote, just call 832-640-7296 or use the online form.
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