Signs That You Are Having Parking Lot Water Runoff Issues

Do you own or operate a parking lot? Are you sick and tired of having to repair and repave it on a constant basis? If you answered yes to both of these questions, please keep reading. You will find the following information quite useful. First and foremost, we can help you reduce the damage of parking lot contamination and needless repairs and expenses the go along with it. The reason why the surface of some parking lots breaks down so easily and so frequently is basically due to the fact that they are not draining properly. Standing water ruins asphalt.

To make matters worse, the water spreads around contamination instead of allowing it to dry up and eventually evaporate. You can’t control if a car, truck, van or SUV is going to leak oil, antifreeze or other chemicals while parked in your parking lot. However, you can control the rainwater and melted snow from spreading the contamination around. Standing water in it’s own right causes a great deal of damage to asphalt surfaces. In essence, asphalt acts like a sponge and absorbs the water.

The longer the storm water and snowmelt runoff stays on the surface of your parking lot, the more damage it does. The good news is that we can easily install a drainage system that will quickly and efficiently get rid of the water when it rains out and or the snow melts all at once. A new drainage system is basically a one-time expense. Replacing the surface of your parking lot on a frequent basis is an expense that doesn’t go away. In addition, excessive amounts of water will ruin the sub structure or sub surface of your parking lot over time.

In essence, the sub structure is the foundation underneath your parking lot. The sub structure works the same exact way as a foundation in a building. If the foundation is damaged and corrodes away, the building will fall down. The same holds true for your parking lot. All of that water that is sitting on the surface of your parking lot is slowly draining through the asphalt and into the dirt below. Each and every time that occurs the earth below your parking lot is slowly rotting away.

When you add chemicals from automobiles to the mix the deterioration of the sub structure happens even faster. A water drainage system that works as intended will help you to significantly reduce the damage of parking lot contamination. If you start to notice any puddles that simply are not going away quickly, please contact a professional drainage company as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about how to reduce the damage of parking lot contamination or would like to schedule service, 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.

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