When you’re a property manager or a business owner, it’s up to you to ensure your property is in tip-top shape. And a big part of many commercial properties is the parking lot. Without a good parking lot, employees or customers will have a hard time getting to and from your building. This is why it’s important to take good care of the parking lot through the proper care and maintenance. This is also key to increasing the longevity of your parking lot as well. Let’s take a look at a few steps to take to ensure the quality of your parking lot.


Address problems quickly: First things first, it’s important to be aware of any problems and act on them quickly. You should always be on the lookout for signs of damage, like drainage issues and puddles. Standing water is a major concern because water can seep into the asphalt, weakening the area and creating cracks. So, it’s important to ensure proper drainage systems are installed. Any other problems, like cracks or holes, should also be addressed quickly. If the damage is left alone, it can only result in further destruction.


Use the right cleaning methods: While it may seem unnecessary to clean something that’s outside, cleanliness plays a big role in the longevity of parking lots. This is why it’s important to not only clean the pavement area, but to clean it properly. Spills and trash should be cleaned up promptly and any tree limbs or debris should be removed as needed. A quick sweep can do wonders for your parking lot.


For more serious cleaning, power washing services are a must-have. Power washing can give the area a thorough cleaning and ensure no debris that could cause damage is left behind.


Be proactive about sealcoating: Sealcoating the parking lot is a surefire way to ensure durability and longevity of the asphalt. With the right pavement services, you can rest assured that your parking lot will look and feel better. And after sealcoating, smoother pavement will extend the life of the pavement between 10% and 25%. As such, regularly scheduling sealcoating every few years is a solid investment. With regular wear and tear, a heavy traffic load, and damage from the climate, parking lots deserve to be treated properly with sealcoating.


A parking lot is a big investment, so it’s important it’s taken care of properly. Following these few tips will help keep your parking lot looking its best for years to come.