How To Make Sure Your Parking Lot Lasts For Years

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If you just had a new parking lot poured for your business, you probably want your investment to last. Here are some things that you need to pay attention to in order to make sure that you get as many years as possible out of your new parking lot.

#1 Always Clean Up Debris

One of the easiest ways to extend the life of your new parking lot is by keeping it clean. Don't let dirt, weeds, leaves and trash build up and accumulate in your parking lot. This type of debris can get into cracks in your pavement and cause them to expand. Leaving debris sitting for an extended period of time can also damage the surface of your parking lot.

Assign an employee to sweep and clean your parking lot at least once a week. Keeping your parking lot clean will prolong its life.

#2 Address Spills Right Away

It is almost inevitable that at some point, oil or other vehicle fluids will get onto your parking lot. When they do, try to clean them up right away. There are many easy ways to clean up spills. Sometimes, all you need to do to prevent a spill from setting is to wash the area with a little soap and water as soon as you see the stain. You can also put kitty litter on any oil or grease stains in your parking lot; the litter will absorb the oil right up.

#3 Clean Around Your Manholes & Storm Drains

Take the time to clean debris away from manholes and storm drains in your parking lot. You need both of these things to be clear so that water can properly drain away from your parking lot. When water builds up and sits on your parking lot, it can do damage to it. Prevent this from happening by being proactive.

If water does ever build up in your parking lot, and you know that your manhole and storm drains are clear, you have a different drainage issues. Call a paving company in Toronto and have them come out and inspect your parking lot and identify the drainage issue for you. 

#4 Address Potholes & Buckling Right Away

You should always be keeping an eye on your parking lot. If you notice that the concrete is starting to buckle or that potholes have started to develop, call a paving contractor right away. They can stop the buckling and fill in the potholes; by taking care of this right away, you will only have to repair your parking lot, not replace it.

The key to getting the most out of your new parking lot is to keep it clean and have a professional address any issues, such as drainage issues or potholes, as soon as they arise. 

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