Do you have an asphalt parking lot showing indications of significant wear and tear from years of use? In that situation, fixing the uninviting, blotchy, and uneven surface may necessitate much repair and maintenance.
These parking lots will need to be repaired and maintained regularly. However, with proper installation and timely maintenance, a well-fitted surface can endure up to 30 years.
The following items are included in the upkeep of such parking lots.
Over time, your parking lots may develop cracks and potholes, which may require sealing. However, you must wait at least six months before sealing the new parking lots. Once this period has expired, you must reseal them at 2 to 3-year intervals to keep the deteriorating process at bay.
The frequency with which you reseal your asphalt parking lots is determined by the amount of traffic. The higher the frequency of resealing, the more traffic you get. It's also good to use a high-quality asphalt sealer to ensure long-term durability and strength.
2. Material for Sealing
Asphalt is prone to cracking, and you can't control where these fractures emerge by adding controlled joints. When a crack appears, however, you should pour a hot rubberized sealant over it to seal the fissure.
This crack-sealing procedure will prevent further damage and the formation of potholes over time. Because the asphalt is cooler and the cracks are wider during the fall season, this is the best time to seal the cracks.
When summer arrives, the asphalt will warm up and expand due to the sun's heat, sealing the fissures and preventing water run-off and rain damage.