An asphalt parking lot requires constant maintenance. If you fail to do so, it can quickly lose its appeal due to cracks and potholes. Your car also experiences more wear and tear on the tires when you're driving on a worn-out asphalt driveway. Here are some quick repair tips to revamp your parking lot.
1. Filing Potholes and Cracks
Potholes give a poor driving experience in addition to damaging your car mechanically. You can remedy this by filling them up with new patching asphalt. This process is not only easy but also a quick method of restoring the original appeal of your parking lot. During repair, the contractors dig out the potholes to remove any loose asphalt and then fill them with new patching asphalt.
2. Replacing the Top Faded and Dull Asphalt Coat
Over time, UV rays discolour asphalt paving. Luckily, you can restore the appearance of the surface by installing a new seal coat. During resealing, you only remove the top faded layer and not all the layers of the previous installations. That makes it a quick process. A freshly installed top layer will protect the underneath layers from cracking, warping, and breaking.
3. Removing Collected Water and Filling the Ponds
Warped asphalt parking lots encourage water collection. Potholes also retain water. Water has a damaging effect as it causes cracking and damage to the underlying layers, including the ground layer supporting the asphalt construction. Repairs involve filling the holes or replacing the top seal coat with a new one.
4. Leveling Out Warped Areas
Instead of replacing the entire seal coat, repair experts can choose to level out only the warped or uneven areas. They can opt to do this by filling the warps with more asphalt material and sealing them with a topcoat.
5. Painting Your Asphalt Parking Lot
Painting your asphalt parking lot restores its appeal quickly and for a minimal amount of money. You can apply new paint to suit your style, colour, and design. In addition to revamping the paving, paint protects your parking lot from damage due to waterlogging. Though you can use water-based or oil-based paints, it is essential to use paint that adheres to the surface.
6. Fixing the Edges of Your Asphalt Parking Lot
The edges of an asphalt parking may begin to crumble and break in large chunks over time. This may happen due to waterlogging, growth of mould, and warping of the ground. It can also result from intermittent forces hitting on the edges. Your contractor might recommend the removal of the loose asphalt and the construction of durable edges. They may also remove any vegetation growing near it.
Timely asphalt parking lot repairs retain the attractiveness and functionality of the surface. Seek professional help for all your car park repair needs.