How to Keep Your Asphalt Parking Lot Safe

asphalt parking lotA parking lot is intended to contribute to the success of your commercial enterprise. Your lot offers your customers, guests, employees, and tenants a convenient place to park their vehicles, and this convenience can have a significant impact on their overall satisfaction with your company. However, if your parking lot is chaotic and unsafe, you can expect their satisfaction to decline sharply. One of the most cost-effective ways to enhance your parking area’s safety is through professional parking lot maintenance.

How to Keep Your Asphalt Parking Lot Safe

What Are the Critical Procedures an Asphalt Company Can Provide to Enhance Parking Lot Safety?

Although paving contractors can provide various services, the necessary procedures are pavement repairs, asphalt sealcoating, parking lot striping and pavement marking, traffic sign installation and maintenance, and asphalt resurfacing. There are also some housekeeping tasks that your employees cannot handle that an asphalt company might provide, including the removal of oil spills and periodic sweeping.

How Do Pavement Repairs Enhance Parking Lot Safety?

Cracks and potholes can trip pedestrians and unseat cyclists, and potholes can damage cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. Unless pavement breaks are repaired in a timely manner, they will worsen and undermine your parking lot’s structural integrity. If you have your contractor fix significant cracks every six months, you might never need a pothole repair.

How Does Asphalt Sealcoating Enhance Parking Lot Safety?

Sealcoating helps prevent cracks from developing in asphalt pavement, and you can make your parking lot safer by preventing damage. However, sealcoating contributes to parking lot safety in another critical way. Sealcoating mixes contain sand to improve traction. Vehicles and bikes will be less likely to experience skidding, and pedestrians will be less likely to slip and suffer a nasty fall. Parking lot sealcoating typically needs to be applied every two years to provide the best protection for your pavement and everyone who uses it.

How Will Pavement Marking and Striping Improve Safety in a Parking Lot?

When people are confused, they tend to be distracted as well. Pavement markings help eliminate confusion when people are navigating your lot, and well-marked parking stalls provide valuable guidance that can help eliminate door dents. Depending on your parking lot, you may need to apply new markings every two years.

Why Are Traffic Signs Important in a Parking Lot?

A typical parking lot has numerous intersections, and drivers need to know which vehicle has the right of way. You also need signs to warn about nearby crosswalks, speed bumps, loading zones, and fire lanes. Your signs can provide valuable information to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Most paving contractors understand the legal requirements for signage and how to position signs where they will give the most benefit. Because signs can be damaged or become faded with age, you should ask your contractor to include sign inspections as part of your maintenance program.

How Does Asphalt Resurfacing Enhance Parking Lot Safety?

Even with an exemplary maintenance program, your parking lot will eventually begin to deteriorate. Aging pavements are more prone to damage that make them less safe. Resurfacing, which is also called overlaying, can give you the appearance and basic functionality of a new parking lot, but it will cost much less than having an asphalt contractor rebuild your pavement.

The Surface Masters Can Help

The Surface Masters, Atlanta’s parking lot maintenance experts, can provide you with the services you need, including asphalt repairs, crack sealing, sealcoating, asphalt paving, concrete work, and asphalt resurfacing. We are a reliable, honest company with an exceptional reputation and impeccable references. To get a free quote, fill out the request form online, call 770-250-6392, or send an email to info@thesurfacemasters.com.