Asphalt Pavement Checklist for Facilities Maintenance

Most property managers have facilities maintenance checklists for the interior and exterior of their buildings including the landscaping and parking lots.

On a regular basis, the items on these checklists are reviewed; repairs are noted and performed to keep the property in pristine condition. You can hire commercial paving contractor in Concord NC for best services.

Asphalt Pavement Checklist

1) Asphalt Sealing 

Why should I sealcoat my asphalt? 

Sealcoating asphalt pavement protects the surface of a parking lot from oxidation and damage from oil, gas and salt. It also minimizes the need for asphalt repairs by weatherizing the surface which helps prevent water from being able to seep into cracks. If not properly sealed, pavement starts to unravel and potholes form.

2) Crack Filling 

What should be done about cracks in your asphalt? 

Each year, your parking lot should be inspected for asphalt cracks. Sealing cracks in asphalt prevents moisture from degrading the structural components of the surface.

For asphalt cracks that are smaller than a quarter of an inch wide, sealcoat can be used. However, cracks that exceed these dimensions will require your paving contractor to apply a crack sealer.

To perform this necessary maintenance, the crack should be cleaned of all debris, including loose asphalt, vegetation and other foreign objects. Once the crack sealer is applied and has set, the pavement should be properly sealcoated for ultimate protection.

3) Pothole Repair 

Why do potholes form? 

Potholes occur when water permeates asphalt pavement through a crack in the surface. Combined with wear and tear, the soil beneath the crack will soften, and eventually create a depression. Over time, the asphalt will unravel and breakdown into its sub-particles – gravel, sand and stones.