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Asphalt Pavement Checklist to Facilities Maintenance

Many property managers maintain checklists of maintenance for the exterior and interior of their buildings , which includes the landscaping and parking areas. Each year the items that are listed on these checklists are examined while repairs are recorded and carried out to ensure that the property is in good state. In this article, we’ll focus specifically on the items listed on these checklists which pertain to maintenance for parking lots for facilities Asphalt.

Asphalt Pavement Checklist

1) Asphalt Sealing

Why do I need to sealcoat my asphalt?

Sealcoating asphalt pavement helps protect the parking lot from damage caused by oxidation caused by gas, oil and salt. It also reduces the need repairs to asphalt by weathering the surface. This prevents water from getting into cracks. If the seal is not maintained properly pavements begin to fall apart and potholes begin to form.

Following installation, asphalt needs to be sealed for between six and one year, and about every two years thereafter according to weather conditions traffic patterns, as well as wear and wear and.

2.) Crack Filling

What should you do to fix the cracks that appear in asphalt?

Every every year your parking space is a must to be examined for cracks in the asphalt. Sealing cracks in asphalt stops moisture from deteriorating the structural elements on the asphalt surface. For cracks in asphalt that are less than a quarter-inch in width it is possible to apply sealcoat. However, cracks larger than these dimensions will require the pavement contractor to apply crack sealer.

In order to perform this essential maintenance The crack must be cleared of any debris which includes the loose asphalt, plants and any other foreign objects. After the crack sealer has been installed and been set, the surface should be sealed with a proper sealcoat for the best protection.

3) Pothole Repair

Why do potholes form?

Potholes develop when water enters asphalt pavement through cracks inside the. In conjunction to wear and tear the soil underneath the crack will begin to soften and eventually, create depressions. In time the asphalt will begin to break down and split into smaller pieces such as sand, gravel and stones.

In the northern states asphalt patches put in the winter months usually do not last as long as pothole repairs completed during warmer months. Due to the warm temperatures of Florida repair of potholes are completed all year round.

4) Asphalt Pavement Replacement

When do I need to change the asphalt pavement?

It’s often difficult for someone who doesn’t have years of asphalt pavement knowledge to know simply by looking at the parking area whether it can be fixed or, because of the cost of repairs, it’s more economical to replace it completely. This is where professionals can help.

With time parking areas which has been maintained well over the years , it will eventually get worse and require replacement. Asphalt experts will evaluate the entire surface to determine the present state of the road. Other factors to consider are drains, the load of vehicles, and the effects of landscape like a huge tree with roots that cause destruction under the pavement

 

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