Your property’s parking lot is a reflection of your business. If you own an apartment or condominium complex, potential renters are going to be turned off if they see a parking lot in disarray. After all, if the outside is a mess, then this may be an indication the inside is not any better. As a business, a parking lot in bad shape makes you look unprofessional and discourages potential clients. Parking lot sealcoating is a great way to improve the look of your property.
When Should You Sealcoat a Parking Lot?
Sometimes there are obvious signs that a parking lot needs maintenance. If cracks start to appear it is time to call a professional and sealcoat your parking lot to maintain its integrity. Even if cracks do not appear, if the parking lot surface starts to turn gray it is time to sealcoat. The gray color indicates that it is aging, and its previous coat is fading. By fixing the asphalt now instead of later you can avoid more costly repairs down the road. Sealcoating can extend the life of a parking lot by over 300%, making it well worth the investment.
Tending to Your Sealcoated Parking Lot
Looking after your parking lot following sealcoating is important, because you want to protect your investment. There are a few things you can do to help maintain the fresh look of your parking lot. First, make sure you keep all fertilizers off the surface; this can be trickier if you have landscaping around your parking lot. Make sure that your landscapers know not to spray any fertilizer on the freshly sealed asphalt. Along the same lines, if you have a sprinkler system confirm that the parking lot is not getting drenched. Secondly, during the winter months, make sure that the snowplow does not set the blade too low. You don’t want the blade scrapping the asphalt. Finally, if you notice any oil drippings, ask your maintenance team to use an absorbent material to soak it up promptly to avoid stains.
Why You Should Have a Professional Apply Sealcoating
Always choose a professional parking lot sealcoating company, this will ensure that the results look good and last longer. Maintenance is much cheaper than tearing out and repaving the entire lot. You don’t want to trust this task to just anyone. Professional parking lot sealcoating teams like XSealer give you the results you want. We offer line painting, crack filling, and sealcoating service making us a one stop solution to all of your parking lot issues. Contact XSealer today for a free estimate.
XSealer Asphalt Maintenance is a locally owned and operated company based out of Howard County with over 15 years of experience. For information on sealing asphalt parking lots, contact XSealer for all of your asphalt maintenance needs.