At Economy Paving we believe that an educated customer is a good customer. We often get asked what our customers should be doing in regards to their maintenance.
Inspect your property on a regular basis.
Do not irrigate asphalt, concrete and wall surfaces or their substrates.
Make sure heavy truck service access areas are property designed for their use; these areas often require an upgrade from their initial design.
Keep weeds, vegetation detritus and debris off asphalt and concrete surfaces.
Asphalt cracks greater than ¼” should be filled annually.
Potholes should be properly repaired when observed; delaying patch work will increase the cost to repair and pose a safety hazard.
Sidewalk heaving should be repaired when observed as a safety concern.
Control drainage onto and from asphalt and concrete infrastructure in accordance with site design.
Seal coating does help preserve the life of asphalt and improves appearance, but is not a substitute for repair or a wear surface.
Make sure you have a good plan with your snow removal contractor for where snow is stored on site. Use snow curbs where appropriate (sloped curbs are used for snow push over).
If you have standing water on your parking lot after rains and snows, call a contractor to get an evaluation of how your exterior surfaces are draining and what can be done to improve the situation.