Are you having parking lot drainage issues? If you answered yes to this question and are ignoring the problem because you don’t think it’s that important, then you could be faced with some incredibly expensive costs. For example, parking lot drainage issues can easily lead to infrastructure problems. If the water is not draining properly when it rains, and or when piles of snow melt, it forms large puddles. Did you know that standing water is not good for your parking lot? In essence, it forms cracks in the asphalt.
The standing water will then penetrate through those cracks until it reaches the base layer of your parking lot. At that point, the base layer of dirt, which acts as a foundation, can become weak until the point that your parking lot starts to sink. If your parking lot sinks, it will cost you a ton of money in order to have it fixed. Oftentimes it cannot be repaired. That means you’ll need to have your parking lot replaced. Just imagine how much money that will cost, let alone all of the down time it will take to replace your parking lot?
You certainly don’t want to face that nightmare. Even if the standing water doesn’t ruin the base layer of your parking lot, it’s still doing a tremendous amount of damage to the asphalt layer. That means you’ll constantly be filling in potholes, cracks, and breaks in the asphalt. Chances are high that if you have a major parking lot drainage issue, at the minimum you’ll need to have the asphalt layer removed and paved every few years. That’s also an expensive maintenance task. The good news is that your parking lot drainage problem may have a simple solution.
For example, the storm drains may need to be cleaned. They tend to fill up and clog unless cleaned out at least two (2) times or more per year. Even if it’s a more complicated parking lot drainage issue, that’s the first thing that should be taken care of before you waste more money having the area re-paved with asphalt. The drainage problem is not just going to go away like magic.
If you have any questions about our parking lot drainage services, or would like to schedule an appointment we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.
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