Asphalt repair in a parking lot is essential for safety and safety is a part of a property manager’s purview. Cracks and uneven surfaces in the asphalt can cause injury to both drivers and pedestrians. Regular asphalt repairs can help to manage risks and improve parking lot safety.
Asphalt Repair Will Save Money
Along with increasing the safety and usability of a parking lot, asphalt repairs that eliminate hazards can have other benefits. For example, an insurance company may require repairs before a policy’s renewal. Also, repairs like filling cracks and seal coating are much less expensive than having to replace the pavement because of neglect. A parking lot that is regularly seal coated and where cracks are quickly filled can last for up to 30 years.
Asphalt Repair Can Eliminate Trip Hazards
The National Safety Council reports that falls are the third leading cause of death by unintentional injury. Regular parking lot maintenance can help to prevent these injuries. A business can make their property safer by hiring a paving contractor who will address the need for asphalt repair promptly. A contractor can also use infrared asphalt repair and compacted patches to eliminate trip hazards like potholes and cracks. Cracks are especially serious since water can work its way into them and get to the foundation beneath the pavement. The result of moisture intrusion can be sunken areas in the asphalt surface that present additional hazards.
In cases where the surface of a parking lot has deteriorated extensively, an asphalt overlay may be an option for repairing the surface. Overlays are typically more expensive than seal coating but less expensive than a complete replacement. With an overlay, cracks and other trip hazards can be filled to give the parking lot a longer lifespan.
If you are a business owner or property manager and you want to learn more about how asphalt repairs can keep your parking lot safe, contact us today at East Texas Contractors.