Did you know that the surface of your parking lot contains many contaminants that can cause a great deal of harm to the environment? That’s why parking lot owners, operators, and managers need to reduce the damage of parking lot contamination starting today. The bottom line is that harmful chemicals from automobiles tend to collect on the surface of the asphalt that your parking lot is paved with. However, they don’t stay around long. In essence, the harmful chemicals mix with the water whenever there’s a rainstorm or large piles of plowed snow melt all at once.
They also mix with the water whenever you clean your parking lot with a water hose, power washer or even a street cleaning machine. Unless you have a working water drainage system in place, the water runoff will end up entering into the street, your neighbors grounds, the woods, or a local body of water. Basically, the contaminated water will go towards whatever is nearby your property. That means your parking lot contamination may end up causing a great deal of damage to the environment.
If that happens and it’s proven that your parking lot is the source of the problem, you may very well be held accountable from both a legal and financial perspective. That means you may need to pay hefty fines, legal fees, and cleanup costs. In addition, if your parking lot drainage system is not working correctly, and there are significant rainstorms then the stormwater may end up flooding your property, your neighbors property, the street, and the local area in general. Once again, you are responsible from a legal and financial standpoint.
Unless you happen to have a flood insurance policy in place that covers your parking lot, you may very well need to go out of pocket in order to pay the fines, legal fees, and cleanup costs that were caused by the flood. However, all of that can be avoided. First and foremost, if you are having a parking lot drainage issue it may be something as simple as having the catch basins cleaned as they tend to fill up quickly with sand, dirt, leaves, branches, garbage, and other debris. If that’s not the issue, you may need to have a new drainage system installed within your parking lot.
The good news is that it will only cost you a fraction of the price of being responsible for polluting the environment or being the cause of a damaging flood.
Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded utility contractor that has the ability to pull the proper permits in municipalities across New England.
If you have any questions about how to reduce the damage of parking lot contamination, or would like to learn more about our services that pertain to reducing the damage of parking lot contamination, 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.