3 Parking Lot Maintenance And Repair Tips

30 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

To make sure that your parking lot is beautiful and liability free, you should always do as much as you can to keep it up to par. This will take some knowledge and effort, in addition to hiring professional contractors that can assist you. The end result will be well worth it when customers are able to drive and walk through your property with no issues. To learn a bit more about what you can do to maintain your parking lot, keep reading. 

#1: Make Your Parking Lot As Safe And Secure As Possible

If you want your parking lot to serve you, you will get back what you put into it. When you have excellent safety and security practices, your patrons and customers will respond accordingly. For instance, invest in signage that will direct people where to go, remind them to clean up after themselves, and help them feel cared for when on your property. Put trash and recycling receptacles close to where people travel to make getting rid of waste easier for them. You should also invest in quality lighting so that there is high visibility throughout the lot. When you invest in the presentation and care of your parking lot, people who use it will be more likely to respect it and help you keep it in good condition. 

#2: Hire A Street Sweeper

To get rid of any debris and clutter that is plaguing your parking lot, you will need to bring in the professionals. Getting rid of debris in your parking lot means that not only will you prevent prolonged damage to the pavement, you also reduce potential liabilities. When hiring professional street sweepers, you must take bids in order to get an idea of prices. According to industry averages, you can expect to pay approximately $83 for a professional street sweeping company to service a 500 space lot. Get these bids in writing so that you can shop around with multiple companies. 

#3: Invest In A Maintenance Plan

To get the most out of your lot, you need to touch base with contractors who can provide you with a maintenance plan. This way, they will service and inspect your lot, so that you never have any serious issues in the future. In addition to street sweeping, these professionals can fill potholes, clean litter and debris, and sealcoat your pavement. A sealcoat will protect your lot for 3 to 5 years, and having a contractor service your lot on specific timetables will ensure that you never forget. 

These three tips will help you protect your parking lot, so follow them and do not hesitate to call a professional like Armstrong Sweeping Inc/ASI.