Though it’s not the most glamorous part of your business, your asphalt parking lot is the first thing your customers see when they arrive. Keeping your asphalt parking lot in good repair not only creates a great first impression, but will also save you money on potential repair costs. Here are three tips for keeping your asphalt parking lot looking great.

  1. Keep Your Asphalt Clean – Giving your asphalt a monthly cleaning is important in maintaining the resilience and lifespan of your pavement. When debris, like garbage, leaves, dirt, or pine needles, is left on the surface of your asphalt it can cause stains and damage. In particular, it is important to clean fuel or oil spots and stains as soon as possible, as the chemicals can cause deterioration of the pavement. One of the best ways to clean is to use a degreasing cleaning agent specifically made for asphalt surfaces.
  2. Repair Potholes Regularly – Potholes and large cracks are not only a nuisance for your customers; if left unrepaired they can spread and cause additional damage to your parking lot. Left unchecked, potholes can continuously grow and the more traffic, the quicker the deterioration. Filling potholes immediately will reduce repair costs and help your asphalt surface maintain structural integrity.
  3. Apply a Sealcoat – Applying a sealcoat to your asphalt every 3-5 years will protect your surface and give it a fresh look. Sealcoating protects the pavement surface by filling surface damage. Additionally, it prolongs the life expectancy and provides a protective layer that keeps out vehicle fluids and water and damaging UV rays.

By properly maintaining your asphalt and having a sealcoat applied regularly, you will extend the lifetime of the surface and reduce long-term repair costs. The professional asphalt maintenance crews here at RAPCO Asphalt and Maintenance understand that you’re a busy business professional and rarely have time to sleep, let alone take care of your asphalt parking lot. We offer inspection and maintenance plans that will fit your budget and keep your parking lot clean and in good repair so your customers and prospective customers will feel more comfortable bringing their business to you.

Give us a call at 847-299-1830 if you would like to discuss issues with your parking lot or the details of our asphalt maintenance plans. Don’t allow your asphalt parking lot to go another season without proper maintenance. Each season that passes does more elemental damage to your parking lot; put an end to the cycle now and enjoy your parking lot for years to come.