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Parking Lot Sweeping and Pavement Maintenance

The parking area may be outside the main shop, but it still remains to be one of the more important features of any commercial property. If neglected, it will not only mean a diminished curb appeal, but also potential hazards, which can cause costly liabilities to your business.

To help prevent these concerns, professional parking lot sweeping and pavement maintenance should be sought. Hiring paving contractors to perform those tasks will:

Help limit wear and tear

The sand, dirt, and other substances carried by wheels and foot traffic affect the integrity of the pavement. When the debris are removed or reduced, the pavement’s life can be effectively extended. Sealcoating every 2-3 years may also be needed to keep the asphalt intact.

Be able to inspect decay

By removing the accumulated debris, the expert can verify the extent of decay (or confirm the lack thereof). Through a comprehensive and accurate assessment, your contractor can provide professional recommendations and realistic estimates.

Avoid drainage problems

Piled up and scattered debris can end up clogging your drain and cause floods. Sweeping the entire pavement surface helps in keeping the drain free from clogs. Uneven surfaces and damaged catch basins may also be counterproductive, but full-service paving companies can perform repairs.

Keep the pavement aesthetics

Of course, having an unkempt lot can tarnish your image as a competent, responsible business. With clean, even, and organized surfaces, and regular refurbishing (with sealcoating and line striping), you can attract more customers or investors into your property.

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Improving Pavement Safety with Paving Contractors

To avoid customer complaints and liabilities, property owners and managers of commercial establishments with parking lots should prioritize pavement safety. Aside from encouraging customers with well-maintained, accessible facilities, ensuring their safety also promotes good business. Paving contractors in Northern NJ can help in improving pavement safety through markings and maintenance.

Pavement Markings

Restriping involves repainting the pavement markings without changing the original layout to properly inform and warn parking lot or driveway users. Bright white and yellow lines, as well as standard symbols, are used to clearly indicate boundaries–such as walkways and allotted parking spaces—and traffic rules like driving lanes and directions to avoid collisions.

Line striping is also used to comply with the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For instance, businesses with a parking lot should have a certain number of parking spaces with wide access aisles and clear signs indicating that the spaces are intended for persons with disabilities.

Pavement Maintenance

Routine pavement maintenance, usually every two to three years, are need to keep the smooth, solid quality of an asphalt-paved surface and maximum tire traction. If the pavement encounters heavier loads such as huge trucks or a fleet of vehicles (when you have plenty of employees or customers), reapplying sealcoating and filling cracks would be more frequent. These measures will prevent driving accidents or difficulties associated with rough roads.