Here are a few parking lot maintenance tips including parking lot drainage. If you own or operate a parking lot or facility that includes a parking lot than you have a lot of responsibility in regards to maintenance. First and foremost, you need to make sure that the surface of the parking lot is in good shape at all times. If the asphalt starts to crack, it’s necessary to fill in the cracks as soon as they appear. Otherwise, the asphalt material will break apart and you’ll be faced with an expensive re-paving project. You also need to make sure that your parking lot is properly seal coated every few years.
Not only does sealcoating make your parking lot look more attractive, it also protects the asphalt. In essence, it will go a long way in helping the asphalt last longer. Most people that own and or operate a parking lot are aware of these things. However, you may not be aware of the fact that parking lot drainage is the most important aspect of parking lot maintenance. The bottom line is that if stormwater and or snowmelt runoff do not drain properly, the water can ruin your entire parking lot.
It can also flood the surrounding areas including your property, your neighbor’s property, and municipal property such as the streets. Unless you have a separate flood insurance policy, chances are high that your insurance company won’t cover the costs of the damages that the flooding causes. That means you will probably need to pay for all of that out of pocket. Depending on the severity of the flood we could be talking about tens of not hundreds of thousands of dollars here. In addition, you may very well be on the line to pay a bunch of fines to the municipality and federal government.
The good news is that flooding can easily be avoided if you have a parking lot drainage system in place that’s working correctly. You need to keep in mind that your parking lot could flood during the next torrential downpour. It could also flood if when get another major snowstorm and the piles of snow melt at the same time once the weather warms up. We highly suggest that you contact us today to set up an evaluation. We will advise you accordingly.
If your parking lot drainage system is working correctly than you can be rest assured knowing that you’re doing everything in your power to avoid a flood. If not, we can fix any issues before they turn into major problems for you.
If you have any questions about our parking lot drainage solutions, 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.
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.