Asphalt Parking Lot Repair
Commercial Property Managers and Franchise Operators Save $1000s Doing Their Own Asphalt Parking Lot Repairs.
If you're a commercial property manager, you know that regular parking lot repair and maintenance is essential to your business. Potholes, cracks, uneven surfaces, and faded line striping don't just look bad; they also increase the risks of vehicle damage and personal injuries. Simply put, no business can afford to risk expensive litigation costs due to a poorly maintained parking lot.
At Asphalt Kingdom, we understand the paving needs of businesses and provide a full range of products and equipment that are both affordable and high quality. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with parking lot repair by taking our free, four-part asphalt maintenance course. We've made it easy for you to learn how to properly care for your parking lot and how to save money with this online primer.
All our clients have one thing in common: they want to improve the condition and appearance of their asphalt assets, and save money. They have learned that by having their own maintenance staff do their asphalt repairs, they can save thousands of dollars.
Parking lot equipment will give you the opportunity to maintain your own lot. In these tough times, doing the work yourself is a great way to save money, present your property well, and show how great you are at your job. That’s three wins right across the board. To be successful at this, you do need to know exactly what you need for the asphalt maintenance of your property’s parking lot.
Table of Contents
- Four Steps of Maintaining Asphalt
- Cleaning Needs
- Crack Repair and Pothole Repair
- Property Managers Maintain Asphalt Themselves and Save $
- Parking Lot Repairs Tool
The Four Steps Of Maintaining Asphalt:
- Cleaning any stains or debris.
- Crack Repair and Pothole Repair to ensure an even surface.
- Sealcoating to protect the asphalt.
- Linestriping to mark parking spots, handicapped spots, and more.
You’re most likely already doing some of this, but let’s make sure you’ve got all the parts of cleaning asphalt maintenance covered.
- Well-placed garbage cans will save you a lot of litter pick-up.
- As far as parking lot equipment goes, a gas blower will make short work of clearing leaves and debris into a corner for easy clean-up. The wheeled machines are the easiest to use, if it fits your budget.
- The most overlooked part of cleaning the property’s parking lot? Fuel stains. These will eat away at your asphalt, and cause cracks and potholes. Use a degreaser cleaner designed for asphalt to avoid a product that can cause more damage.
Without quickly treating oil stains and other vehicle fluid spills with a commercial-grade product, asphalt can deteriorate and crumble rapidly creating the need for extensive and costly repair. The Asphalt Kingdom Degreaser is incredibly effective at treating these stains before they cause serious damage.
Crack Repair and Pothole Repair Of Your Property’s Parking Lot:
The parking lot equipment for this job goes from simple cold crack filler, all the way up to machinery that will heat and apply hot pour crack filler for you. Don’t worry - crack filling is easy to do, and it is the most important part of asphalt maintenance. By keeping your lot crack-free you protect the foundation, and prevent future damage.
Commercial property managers know that catching potholes early makes all the difference in the amount of repairs that need to be done long-term. If there are potholes present in the parking area, our asphalt cold patch rapid-set product will help you to fill them quickly and easily. Its unique chemical makeup means that it adheres to the foundations inside the pothole, preventing any spreading. This rapid-setting cold patch works in any season, and its simple three-step process is all you need to get the job done properly so it lasts.
Here’s the run-down on what you need to fix cracks and potholes:
- Cold Crack Filler: Good only for cracks ½ inch or less in width, requires no tools to use
- Hot Pour Crack Filler: Good for up to 1 inch wide fissures. Needs a melter to heat it and a pour pot OR a 2-in-1 machine that heats and applies. Our crack repair starter kit gives you the AK10 2-in-1 machine and 6 boxes of crack filler—perfect for property managers or contractors starting in the crack repair business.
- Cold Asphalt Patch: For cracks wider than 1 inch, better known as potholes. No specialized machinery is needed.
- Helpful Additions: There is specialized parking lot equipment built for clearing cracks. Big time-saver that’s nice to have.
Sealcoating The Property’s Parking Lot:
Asphalt maintenance that’s preventative is always better than parking lot repairs! By applying sealcoat, you seal the surface and protect it from sun, ice, rain, fuel spills, and more.
Now, although homeowners often apply sealer with a broom or squeegee, that’s simply not practical for large areas like the ones you’ll be doing. Sealcoating spray systems are a smart addition to your parking lot equipment, especially when you consider sealing is best done every 2 years. The spray systems are easy to use even for a novice. Our customers find that the spray systems are the most popular due to their low cost and ease of use and they often comment about being shocked about how quickly they can get the job done as our sealcoat systems allow them to sealcoat at walking speed. A wise investment indeed.
We offer commercial grade asphalt sealer in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon drums, and 275 gallon totes. A quality sealer forms a protective layer over the asphalt to seal out water, UV rays, and exposure to the elements. This extends the life of the asphalt, and will save you money in the long run (versus having to repave, which is costly). For help with calculating sealcoat amounts, try out our blacktop calculator.
Linestriping Asphalt Maintenance:
Right, so if you’ve applied sealer, your parking lot lines have disappeared under that fresh black coat, so you’ll need to paint lines after it’s cured and dry. Again, this type of parking lot equipment needs no special training and it’s simple to use. For painting your property’s parking lot you’ll also need:
- Line Paint in the colors you need (ie. yellow for lines, blue for handicapped stalls, etc.)
- Stencils for marking any numbers, letters, stall markings, fire lanes, no parking, etc.
- Add-ons like grit and hi-visibility beads if needed
Property Managers Maintain Asphalt Themselves and Save $
By doing your own asphalt maintenance on your property’s parking lot, you will ensure that the job is done right, and when needed. Your asphalt will last a lot longer too. Not only does this save money, it keeps your property looking great for your clients.
From cleaning to crack repair, sealcoating to linestriping, now you know exactly what parking lot equipment you need for success.
Need To Know How? Our free asphalt maintenance course will get you up to speed.
Parking lot repair is not something only left to expensive contractors. Asphalt can be successfully and easily maintained with the right products and equipment. Asphalt Kingdom is truly your partner in keeping your parking lot in good condition for many years to come. Contact us today to learn more.
The Asphalt Kingdom website offers you many free online guides as well as commercial grade equipment and products for your asphalt maintenance needs:
- Learn everything you need to know about our asphalt parking lot repair program and how you can save thousands of dollars by protecting your asphalt surface with commercial grade supplies.
- Find the asphalt sealcoating equipment that is right for your parking lot needs, and get the job done right the first time!
- Discover how commercial sealcoating protects your parking lot investment from the wear and tear that traffic and weather delivers to your commercial parking.
- Learn how to repair cracks in your parking lot to prevent the cracks from getting larger and eventually turning into depressions and pot holes.
- Learn how to paint parking lines on your parking lot and what equipment and products are best to get the job done properly.
- Introduce yourself to Asphalt Kingdom and get all the information you need to be able to maintain your parking lot yourself. We have friendly AsphaltKingdom advisors standing by waiting to help you.
- Take advantage of our Asphalt Kingdom free step by step asphalt maintenance course and you will learn how to become your own parking lot maintenance expert.
We have experienced professionals at Asphalt Kingdom, who will provide you with free expert advice on your situation and make sure that you get the best advice pertaining to your situation. Call 1-866-399-5562 to speak with an AK Advisor or fill out the Have a Question form below.
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