The Do’s and Don’ts of Asphalt Maintenance

Nothing says, “Come on in, we care!” like a freshly sealcoated parking lot. Although one may not comment on it, you can really feel the sharpness and sparkle of its presence on your walk into an establishment. One does however comment on the lot that is not taken care of, and you don’t want to be the owner of that parking lot.

Our top priority is to create and maintain safe, beautiful and convenient commercial parking lots for you. This is clear and simple with our proper sealcoat application experience. The dos and don’ts, the ins and outs, etc., can get a bit confusing though. There is a lot of information out there! So, we are here to set the record straight, and let you in on all the nitty gritty details on how to avoid asphalt paving problems in a quick and accessible way.

1. Asphalt Repair & Maintenance: The Do’s

Regular cleaning: Do this to prevent debris, grass, weeds, and dirt from gathering and creating issues. This also helps in finding and addressing potential issues like potholes, cracks, or drainage problems.

Sealcoating: This is a cost-effective way to maintain and protect your parking lot. It helps in protecting the asphalt surface from damage caused by water, UV rays, and harsh weather conditions. And it also makes your lot beautiful and sharp!

Prompt repairs: Issues like cracks, potholes, or drainage problems need to be dealt with ASAP to prevent them from becoming bigger problems in the future. This practice also helps maintain a safe and functional parking lot.

Use of appropriate products: Cleaning, sealing, and repairing your asphalt ensures that your parking lot is well-maintained. Using the wrong products can cause further damage to the asphalt surface and lead to additional expenses.

Regular inspections: This will support in identifying and addressing any issues before they become bigger and more expensive to repair.

2. Avoiding Asphalt Mistakes: The Don’ts

Delay repairs: Delaying repairs will only worsen the problem and result in more significant repair costs. It can also lead to potential safety hazards for your customers and employees.

Don’t choose just anyone: Experience and reputation are important in asphalt maintenance and so is choosing the right contractor for you. Take your time choosing!

Parking heavy vehicles in the same spot: Heavy vehicles in the same spot for an extended period can cause damage to the asphalt surface and lead to the formation of potholes and cracks.

Ignoring drainage issues: This can lead to water accumulation, which can cause damage to the asphalt surface and lead to the formation of potholes and cracks.

Street Sweeping: The brushes used to sweep are very abrasive and damaging to sealer and asphalt.

By following these do’s and don’ts your asphalt surface will not only look incredible, it will also be safe and secure for customers. Getting ahead of the asphalt game is key! Stay aware and check out all of our services at DMI.

3. Contact Us for a Free Repair Estimate

Our team is of expert status and are experienced in all the dos and don’ts of asphalt repair and prevention processes, as well as designing parking lot plans that prioritize longevity, and proper drainage. 

We can handle asphalt paving, sealcoating, concrete work, and striping for commercial properties, including condos, HOAs, hotels, shopping malls, and more.Get a FREE quote for your commercial paving job today!