Many business owners don’t realize the importance of their parking lot. It’s an afterthought for many and is only tended to when there are major problems.
In reality, your parking lot is the first thing customers see when they arrive at your business, so you want to make sure you give it a lasting first impression. Recognizing why your parking lot is wearing down will allow you to take the necessary steps to prevent it and make a good first impression.
Reasons Your Asphalt Parking Lot is Wearing Down
Your parking lot certainly won’t last forever. It requires maintenance and upkeep due to normal wear and tear. This includes weather, sunlight, dirt, debris, oil, and the amount of traffic the lot sees.
When asphalt is laid down, a binder is used to hold it together. Maintaining the binder, which is made from crude oils, is essential to prolonging the deterioration process of the asphalt. If the binder is not maintained by seal coating every several years, moisture can get below the pavement and cause problems.
Why Your Asphalt is Prematurely Wearing Down
Normal wear and tear are to be expected, but if you notice your lot prematurely wearing down, there could be several reasons why.
- Under or over compaction of the asphalt
- The asphalt is not draining properly
- The base below the asphalt is improperly or insufficiently compacted
- When the asphalt was applied, the improper temperature was used
Working with a Professional Asphalt Paving Company
Hiring professionals to maintain your asphalt parking lot is a proactive step you can take to prevent premature deterioration. At HMA Paving and Contracting we understand that your project must be done with only the highest quality standards in mind and done with very few headaches.
We have the required experience and use only top-quality materials – the majority of which are NYSDOR-certified. Our suppliers are local and much of the paving products we use incorporate recycled asphalt materials because we believe that going green whenever we can, is good for our communities and our environment.
We’ve completed parking lot paving for the following:
- Commercial buildings
- Automobile dealerships and industrial parks
- Shopping centers
- Apartments and condominium complexes
- Athletic centers
- Mobile home parks
- Schools and universities
If you’re ready to protect your parking lot and make a good first impression, contact one of our team members today!