Here are two major factors why these hard surfaces don’t last their intended life:
FLAWS IN THE INITIAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Poor sub-grade design and construction.
Service access areas are under engineered and under sized
Water and ice accumulation, particularly on the North side of buildings
Initial roof and site drainage plan is not adequate of the volume
Materials used not in accordance with appropriate specifications
POST CONSTRUCTION USE AND MANAGEMENT
Irrigating the parking lot, sidewalk and hard surface common areas.
Maturing vegetation that affects the shading of the property; which effects snow melt and the speed of storm water recharge.
Undersized maintenance and repair budgets leading to larger than anticipated repairs later.
Putting aesthetics over functionality when budgeting and completing asphalt, concrete and other hard surface repairs and maintenance.