Budgeting for parking lot maintenance and repairs can be stressful and overwhelming for property owners and managers, but allocating for regular asphalt maintenance repairs is not only important for extending pavement life, it can also save property owners/managers a considerable amount of money. The key to effective asphalt maintenance is to plan and solve problems before they start or at least fix the small damages before they become big and costly repair projects. To help simplify the process, here are a few things to consider during budget time:
- Consider your pavement life. How old is your pavement? A properly installed and maintained asphalt parking lot can be expected to last up to 20 years. Every 8-10 years you should budget for a major restoration of well-traveled areas. If your asphalt parking lot is large, you might consider phasing repairs over a 1-2 year window. Preventative maintenance will extend your pavement life and keep your asphalt looking its best.
- Consider the current state of your parking lot. Is there visible damage? In what condition is this damage? How urgent are repairs? Here are some common damages to for and possible repairs:
|Damage||Possible Services Needed|
|Cracks, larger than 1/4 inch||Crack Filling|
|Potholes/Surface Damage||Infrared Asphalt Repairs|
- Consider getting professional advice. We at Pavement Corporation are experts at pavement maintenance and repairs. We provide free assessments and can create a customized and detailed pavement maintenance plan that fits your budget and addresses both your immediate and long term pavement needs.
To schedule a free assessment or to get more information, please contact us at 855.976.8465 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.