3 Signs It’s Time to Repave Your Parking Lot

by | Apr 22, 2024

Maintaining a professional and safe parking lot is crucial for any business, as it is often the first point of contact customers have with your establishment. At J & J Asphalt, we specialize in parking lot paving and understand the importance of a well-maintained area for vehicles. Here are three signs that indicate it might be time to repave your parking lot.

Cracks and Potholes

Cracks and potholes not only diminish the aesthetic appeal of your parking lot but also pose safety risks to vehicles and pedestrians. Factors such as weather, heavy loads, and poor initial installation can lead to these issues over time. If your parking area is starting to show extensive cracking or multiple potholes, it’s a clear sign that the surface needs to be repaved. Potholes, in particular, can deepen quickly, causing further damage that becomes more costly to repair. Visit our Asphalt Repair section to see how we can help address these issues promptly.

Fading and Wear

Over time, the dark black color of a new asphalt parking lot will fade due to exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, turning it gray. This fading isn’t just an aesthetic issue; it’s an indication that the asphalt is wearing down and losing its flexibility. This makes the asphalt more susceptible to cracks and other forms of damage. A faded parking lot also loses some of its traction, making it slippery when wet. If you notice significant fading, consider repaving to restore the look and functionality of your parking space.

Drainage Issues

Proper drainage is essential to maintaining the integrity of your parking lot. If you notice standing water on the surface after rain, this can be an indicator of subsurface issues that are preventing proper drainage. This water can seep into the asphalt and base material, weakening them and leading to further deterioration such as cracks or potholes. Addressing these drainage issues with a new paving job can prevent future problems and extend the lifespan of your parking lot.

If you are seeing any of these signs, it may be time to contact a professional. At J & J Asphalt, we provide high-quality solutions tailored to your specific needs. Learn more about our services and get a free estimate by visiting our Contact Page. Don’t let a deteriorating parking lot affect the impression your business makes on customers.

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