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Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My ‘Lot’: Get Your Commercial Parking Lot Ready For Spring Showers

January 19, 2023

3 min

Charlotte has seen its first showers of the season, and there is more to come! Is your commercial parking lot ready for the downpour?

Rain can affect asphalt parking lots in several ways. It can damage the asphalt or concrete, create puddles and flooding, etc. When it rains, roadways and parking lots may develop cracks due to the expansion and contraction of asphalt. Water may expand beneath the surface of an asphalt driveway when it gets soaked.

We often don’t think about our parking lots until there’s a problem, such as water damage, but proactive maintenance can save you time and money in the long run. Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc., the Greater Charlotte Area's #1 pavement maintenance company, shares some essential tips to prepare your parking lot for the rainy season.

Periodically Inspect the Parking Lot

Doing so will not only improve its appearance but can also prevent accidents and injuries.

If you have a large parking lot, it's good to hire a professional company to inspect it regularly. They will be able to identify any potential problems and make repairs as needed.

Check the Drains and Gutters

Ensure the drains and catch basins are clear of debris so that water can flow freely and not pool in your parking lot. Inspect your gutters to make sure they're correctly draining water away from the building and the parking lot. Debris can clog the gutters and cause water to back up and flood the parking lot.

If you notice any drainage problems, call a professional company to repair them. Failing to address drainage issues can lead to severe safety and property damage risks.

Repair the Cracks and Potholes

If your parking lot has noticeable cracks or potholes, it can quickly become a liability. Cracks and potholes can cause accidents, make it difficult for people to get around, and damage vehicles. You should have them and any other damages repaired promptly to avoid further issues due to rain and water.

Have Sealcoating Done

Sealcoating is one of the best measures to protect your parking lot. It coats the surface of your asphalt pavement with a protective layer to help extend the parking lot's lifespan by several years. Not only does sealcoating protect your asphalt from weathering and UV damage, but it also keeps it looking new longer.

Sealcoating is a relatively simple process that a professional asphalt contractor can do. First, the surface of your parking lot is cleaned to remove any dirt, debris, or oil. Once the surface is clean, a sealcoat material is applied evenly over the surface. The sealcoat material will need to cure for at least 24 hours before the parking lot can be used.

Business owners have to deal with many responsibilities and concerns, we can't help you with everything, but we can take excellent care of your parking lot in Charlotte, NC. Call Proline Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc. to get your parking lot ready for all weather conditions by asphalt repairs and sealcoating. Get a free quote today!

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