Parking lot owners often dread the possibility of water damage to their property. Pale, murky waters can quickly invade property and create expensive problems. And as we all know, water is very good at finding its way into places where it doesn't belong.
Over time, that pooled water can cause severe damage to your property. So if you're a commercial property owner, keep this in mind when designing or managing your lot. Because if you don't take steps to mitigate the effects of rainwater, you could end up with a costly water damage bill.
Pooled water is an indication that your paved surface requires attention. There are a few ways water can damage your parking lot.
Pooling water can create potholes and other uneven surfaces. These holes not only look bad, but they can also be dangerous for drivers and pedestrians. The asphalt or concrete can deteriorate if the water is allowed to sit for too long. And once the damage begins, it will only get worse and more expensive to repair.
Excessive water or rainfall can cause cracks on the surface. It can indicate that there may be a problem with your drainage system. The water can also seep into cracks and crevices in the pavement, which will cause them to widen. The water intrusion can weaken the structural integrity of your pavement.
Pooling water can weigh down the asphalt surface, causing the asphalt to sink, creating depressions in the parking lot. These depressions can be a trip hazard and collect more water, only worsening the problem.
Regular Maintenance - Regularly scheduled maintenance like inspection, minor repairs, seal coating, and other maintenance measures can help prevent water damage.
Proper Drainage - Make sure that your parking lot has adequate drainage. So water should be able to drain off the parking lot and not accumulate on top of it. You should also ensure that you regularly inspect and clean the drainage system to avoid blockage of the water to runoff.
Add Curbing - Adding curbs around the perimeter of your parking lot can help prevent damage to the lot. Curbs will keep water from running onto the parking lot surface. Often curbing can help direct the water off the parking lot.
With the help of a parking lot maintenance company, you can keep your lot in good shape.
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