As the owner of a commercial or industrial building in the Mid-Atlantic region, you’re responsible for addressing a host of maintenance issues to ensure the safety and visual appeal of your physical property. Your own business and those others that may call your property home rely on both your regular upkeep and responsiveness to issues. However, a primary feature of many commercial properties that does not often rise to the top of the maintenance priority list is parking lots. Be honest – beyond snow removal in the wintertime, have you thought much about your building’s parking areas lately?
Over the years, continuous usage by customers, vendors, and staff members inflicts wear and tear on your lots’ asphalt, eventually creating safety hazards and general unattractive conditions in areas that should be welcoming to visitors and employees alike. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to help preserve your asphalt parking lots that allow you to delay or avoid costly and disruptive repaving projects. The key is to understand what asphalt is as a material, how long it should last, and what factors are damaging to asphalt. Today we’ll discuss these and also give you some tips on how you can extend the life of the parking lots on your commercial property. Continue reading “How to Get More Mileage From Your Parking Lot”