Maintaining a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing asphalt parking lot is an important part of running a business. Unfortunately, many business and property owners tend to neglect the maintenance and cleanliness of their asphalt parking lots because they become preoccupied with other professional responsibilities. While it’s understandable that you might not always have the time or resources to give your asphalt parking lot the attention it needs, keeping it clean and free of damages is actually a lot easier than you might think and it’s also great for business!
Here are some helpful and easy-to-follow tips for cleaning and maintaining your asphalt parking lot to increase its safety and curb appeal.
Sweep Away Litter and Organic Materials
Piled up waste and organic materials don’t just take away from the aesthetic appeal of your asphalt parking lot, they can also cause long-term damages over an extended period of time. As time-consuming as it is, sweeping away loose litter and organic materials with an industrial push broom can help you keep your property clean. If you have a particularly large parking lot to take care of, then you should partner up with some of your employees to get the job done. Alternatively, you could also hire a professional parking lot paving company to maintain your property for you.
Remove Oil Stains Immediately
Oil stains are a big problem for asphalt parking lots and the longer they’re left untreated, the harder they become to remove. There are several effective DIY oil stain removal methods you can try including applying kitty litter, using a mixture of powdered laundry detergent and water, dish soap and water, and more. You can also purchase special oil stain cleaning agents from your local hardware store. For more information, refer to our previous blog post.
Use a Pressure Washer
When dealing with loose debris and organic materials, pressure washing is another excellent solution because you can easily direct the debris to your onsite water drainage system. However, be careful when dousing set organic and oil stains with high water pressure as it could just drive the stains further into the asphalt and make them even more difficult to remove.
Repair All Cracks and Damages
Cracks have the potential to develop into large potholes, so it’s important to fill them in or patch them up as soon as possible. Tertiary cracks can continue to spread rapidly under the constant weight of heavy vehicles and foot traffic, causing further internal structural damages and increasing the risk of injury on your property. For in-depth crack repair, it’s best to consult with a professional asphalt parking lot contractor.
Need help with cleaning your asphalt parking lot?
The experienced asphalt contractors at Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. can help. For over 20 years, we’ve been installing, maintaining, and repairing commercial parking lots for businesses of all sizes across Toronto and the GTA. All of our work comes with a comprehensive minimum seven-year service and product warranty. Contact us today to learn about how we can serve you.