Most parking lots will last an average of 20-30 years based on the company that installs it and follows the right protocols. Asphalt is easy and most business owners prefer using it. However, if you are noticing pot holes and cracks, its time to give your parking lot a little attention.
Cracks are common, especially in Utah where we are subject to high heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Shrinkage, widening, edge cracks, reflection, alligator cracks, and slippage are just a few of the things that cause cracks. It is easy for cracks to get worse as water gets in there and oxidation from the sun. Fix the cracks as soon as you can to prevent water penetration from getting worse. Small cracks will become big problems if you let them sit.
What is rutting? This is when your asphalt shows signs of depression or grooves. A lot of road wear causes this as heavy wheel loads compress the asphalt. Ruts are dangerous and need to be fixed quickly as drivers can easily lose control of their vehicle.
Common Parking Lot Repairs
Call Precision Asphalt to discuss your options to fix your parking lot. Crack sealing is a quick and easy way to prevent additional damage to the parking lot, and can buy you a few extra years with the quality of the parking lot. Schedule yearly maintenance for crack sealing to stay on top of the cracks!
Another great way to improve the parking lot is by applying a layer of sealcoating. Sealcoating will help to reduce the risk of corrosion and keeping the parking lot looking new. We recommend doing a sealcoating every 2-4 years.
When a parking lot needs a facelift, resurfacing is usually the way to go. Resurfacing is often called overlaying and its simply adding a new layer of asphalt to the parking lot. A new layer of asphalt can add about 8-15 years to your parking lot.
The best way to determine what your parking lot needs is to call our experts. At Precision Asphalt, we work quickly and effectively to restore your parking lot to it’s former glory and keep you and your customers safe!