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Most people don’t think about repairing parking lots until they get a call from their tenant that there is something wrong with the surface. The last thing you want to do is be unprepared and have it come up at an inconvenient time. Here’s how to prepare for repairs on your commercial property so you can deal with them quickly and efficiently with the help of Asphalt Parking Lot installation services.
The first step in any repair process should always be safety, so make sure all vehicles are moved off of the lot or onto designated areas before beginning work. Next, examine the entire area looking for any problems such as potholes, cracks in asphalt sealer, or other irregularities that may need attention before proceeding ahead with repairs. If everything looks good then proceed!
Secondly, decide the type of repair that is needed. The most common types are listed below:
*Crack filling – this consists of using a cold asphalt mix to fill in cracks and restore your parking lot’s smooth surface. You can also use hot asphalt, but keep in mind it will require more time for it to cool before you complete repairs. It should be noted though, heat does make crack filling easier because warm material tends to flow better than cold material which provides greater adhesion between layers when laid down on top of one another during application.
*Pothole patching- potholes occur from wear and tear over time caused by water intrusion into small voids within the pavement structure or aging materials used as part of the original construction. The best way to patch a pothole is by using cold asphalt mix, which should be placed in the center of the hole and then compacted down with a hand-held compactor or roller. Once complete you can top off your work area with sealer for added protection from water damage caused by rain, snowmelt, etc…
*Asphalt resurfacing – this process basically involves removing an entire section of pavement from one area so the new material being laid down has something to adhere too. This will result in a much smoother surface compared to older worn out areas that have been patched countless times over time leaving little nubs sticking up everywhere under the existing layer(s).