Warmer weather is great for businesses as more people head to stores for spring and summer supplies. However, if you are expecting an uptick in traffic and footfall, it is important to get your premises ready. One area that may need attention is the parking lot.
Over the winter, your parking lot asphalt may have suffered damage due to weather or road salts. Even minor wear-and-tear can become more problematic as the weather gets warmer. Heat is not kind to compromised asphalt. If a visual inspection uncovers any issues, it is time to consult with U.S. Pave.
Winter Asphalt Damage
Depending on the severity of winter weather, asphalt can go through rapid changes. Contraction usually occurs when during colder conditions, which can lead to cracks. In states that experience freezing temperatures, trapped water may turn to ice and cause asphalt upheaval.
When asphalt is adequately sealed, water is prevented from penetrating the parking lot surface. Unfortunately, constant traffic, footfall, adverse weather and other conditions can wear away at this protective surface. In addition, water can cause potholes to form as the bonds between asphalt, rocks and sand are eroded.
Warm Weather Asphalt Damage
The warmer weather brings new problems for business parking lots. You may notice that paint and striping begin to fade. This is due to stronger UV light. The heat can also cause rapid expansion in asphalt, which leads to cracking. Potholes will eventually form if the damage is not repaired.
Another issue that may impact parking lots in extreme heat is asphalt melting. The material becomes incredibly hot, causing it to stick to footwear and vehicle tires. There is also a risk of burn injuries to humans and animals.
At U.S. Pave, our team can provide a professional assessment of your parking lot. We will repair any damage to asphalt and sealcoat the surface to reinforce protection against the elements. If your parking lot striping is faded, we will also offer restriping services.
Call U.S. Pave today to make sure that your parking lot is ready for the hotter summer months in Florida.
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