Why Is Parking Lot Drainage Important

Parking lot drainage is an important topic for anyone who owns or manages a parking lot or building that has one. Without the proper drainage system in place your parking lot could easily flood whenever it rains outside and or large amounts of snow melt all at once. Flood water can cause a great deal of damage. For example, it can overflow out of your parking lot and enter into your building. If that happens the water will damage everything in its path including expensive equipment, and products that are being stored and or stocked.

Flood water also ruins interior building components such as walls, ceilings, and floors. If you run a business out of the building you’re sure to experience down time, which causes a loss of money. If you rent the building to a tenant or multiple tenants, you may be responsible if they experience any financial losses including down time. Since you probably don’t have flood insurance, chances are high that you will need to pay for any damage that the flood water costs out of pocket. That can equal tens of thousands of dollars or even more money.

The flood water from your parking lot can also enter into your neighbors property. If that happens the same holds true from a monetary standpoint. The bottom line is that you will owe them money for any damages the flood water causes and any damages based on their downtime as well. If the flood water from your parking lot enters into the street and causes any damages you are also responsible from both a legal and financial standpoint. The bottom line is if your parking lot floods it can actually lead to financial ruin.

Even if the damages are not that severe, you may still be left holding the bag for a significant amount of money.  Even if the flood is contained to your parking lot, standing water is not good for asphalt and concrete surfaces. In essence, it ruins the materials. When too much water seeps into asphalt and concrete it can cause cracks and breaks in the asphalt or concrete. The good news is that we can provide you with an inspection in order to ensure that your parking lot drainage is working properly. If there are any signs that it needs to be fixed, we can take care of that for you as well.

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.

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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