Are you in need of Morris County asphalt parking lot paving services? There are many things to consider when it comes to Morris County commercial paving. If you are noticing that your asphalt is looking very old and worn due to potholes, cracks or other damages, then it’s probably time to call a professional paving company. Unfortunately, knowing when to hire a paving company isn’t always so cut and dry. Sometimes, it takes a little more than a glance to identify a serious problem. Today, we will be looking at some indicators that it is time to repave your parking lot.
Large Cracks and Seams
These we notice first because they stand out when looking across the surface of the lot. Attention is also drawn to them if they have been sealed before. Large swaths of tar like brush strokes also point to the next obvious issue parking lots face.
Avoid Unevenness and Pits with Morris County Asphalt Parking Lot Paving
Unless we have speed bumps strategically placed we expect the parking lot to be level but time and the underlying surface can eventually alter the area. Not only will this be noticeable when driving across the lot, but weather will identify the low lying areas as well.
The low lying areas are going to puddle up. If you do not have cracks in those areas you will. Standing water will slowly seep through until the parking lot surface is compromised. This leads to another major problem that affects overdue parking lot paving.
Weeds Grass and Trees
We have all seen neglected commercial property sitting idle for long periods of time. If we had the time lapse photographs the transition would be revealed in stages. First the discoloration followed by the cracks. Then the first few blades of grass or weeds until the seeds from trees have a chance to wash into the opening.
Proper Drainage with Morris County Asphalt Parking Lot Paving
Once the parking lot surface begins to soften, water will begin to carry loose debris away. This is why the depth of the asphalt is as important as the consideration for drainage. As the size of the lot increases, so will the need for more drainage. In some cases where severe damage can be traced to poor drainage it might be necessary to dig down deeper and inspect or repair the drainage.
Where to Drain
Depending upon the surrounding area the drainage from a large parking lot may need access to public water drains. In other cases even larger parking lots can utilize the commercial properties existing drainage system. The professionals will be able to determine the best and most cost effective way of dealing with rainfall.
What about Snow
Large shopping malls and grocery stores are notorious for accumulating massive snow piles, usually at the rear of the parking lot. In some cases for more urban areas it is necessary to have large dump trucks come to remove these piles. Business owners do not want piles of snow on their lots for several reasons.
Piles of snow not only damage the surface due to melting and refreezing, but present an obstacle both to drivers and pedestrians. Visibility in a parking lot, like a clean surface free of ice and standing water, will keep everyone safer.
Edge to Edge
If the parking lot does not have curbs the edges of the lot are more likely to crack and break off. The ground beneath the edges should be hard and if possible reinforced to protect them.
The appearance of a parking lot says almost as much as the building itself. In business we care about our customers from the moment they arrive. When the parking lot has the appearance of being clean and neat, we contribute to the potential for an enjoyable experience.
Do Not Delay
When Ace Blacktop Paving shows up for a Morris County asphalt parking lot paving job you can expect the very best outcome. We have the knowledge and the team to accomplish anything you may have a need for. We only use the best equipment and materials. At Ace Blacktop Paving, we believe no one does it better. If you would like more information about our Morris County asphalt parking lot paving services, contact us today at 973-347-4664