If you are responsible for the maintenance of a parking lot, than you know exactly how important it is to keep that parking lot in tip-top shape. Otherwise people will not want to park in it, and that is simply bad for business. For example, if you own or operate a store and the parking lot is messy with trash flying around, your potential customers may decide not to shop at your store. They may believe that your store is just as messy, and that you simply could not care less about it. In essence, your parking lot is a direct reflection on your business.

It is often the very first interaction that consumers will have with your business, so of course you need to ensure that you make a good impression. That is why you clean up any trash that people throw on the ground in your parking lot area, and make sure that you empty the trash barrels on a daily basis. It’s also a smart idea to have any small cracks in the asphalt filled in by a professional whenever they appear, and also to have your parking lot seal-coated by a professional whenever the color starts to fade. New England weather is especially harsh and therefore parking areas require more maintenance due to damage caused by snow and ice melt as well as snow removal.

It also takes a beating due to cars that park in it. For example, if a car is leaking oil, the oil will cause damage to your parking lot. Although you are probably well aware of these things, there is an incredibly important parking lot maintenance issue that you may not be aware of. Did you know that parking lot drainage problems could cause serious problems with your parking lot? Furthermore, these parking lot drainage problems can cause you to lose business. So how do you know if you are having a parking lot drainage problem?

First and foremost, if you notice that there are large puddles forming that take a long time to go away, than you are experiencing a parking lot drainage problem. Although puddles of water may not seem like such a big deal, they are a huge problem when sitting on asphalt surfaces. They are the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” and should be considered a red flag to act upon as quickly as possible to avoid problems. When water collects on the surface of your asphalt parking lot it creates issues for automobiles and pedestrians who are walking through your parking lot. In addition, the standing water causes a significant amount of damage to the asphalt surface of your parking lot.

The bottom line is that water breaks down the asphalt. Your best solution is to contact a professional drainage company that specializes in parking lot drainage as soon as you notice any drainage related issues. That way you can avoid further damage and costly repairs quickly and at a far lower cost.

If you have any questions about our parking lot drainage services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. 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. Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.

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