Your asphalt can’t just speak and ask for a repair when it needs one, but there are some signs you can watch for in order to know on your own. As a property manager, you have a lot to take care of, and asphalt repair is just one of many. The following signs are asphalt’s way of telling you when it needs to be repaired.
All asphalt takes a beating and will eventually begin to crack. It’s normal wear and tear, but it’s something you should have repaired if you want your parking lot to remain in the best condition possible. Some cracks get bigger over time, causing more of a danger, and others allow moisture down into the substances beneath, which creates crumbling and deterioration.
The presence of a crack isn’t the only thing to make note of. Be sure to keep an eye on how big they are and how rapidly they are growing. If you have a crack in your asphalt that gets bigger by the day, you should have it repaired immediately. If there is a crack that hasn’t grown at all you may be able to hold off on repairing it.
While your original surface was probably level, it may have become warped over time. Buckling and warping makes for a wild ride when someone’s driving on it, as well as becoming a hazard to those who are walking from their car to your building.
An uneven surface can also create problems with drainage. Instead of water draining off the lot, it pools and begins to seep through small cracks in the surface. This creates bigger cracks and bigger repair bills. If you notice uneven surfaces in your lot, it’s best to contact the professionals.
Calling in Professionals Assistance
Whether you’ve noticed cracks or uneven surfaces, or simply want to repave to improve the lot aesthetically, contact the professionals at Asphalt Surfacing by calling 408-673-4719 or sending us an email today!