Top Tips for Repairing and Cleaning Your Parking Lot

Top Tips for Repairing and Cleaning Your Parking Lot

Your parking lot is the first impression that visitors have of your commercial building or property.

Your parking lot is the first impression that visitors have of your commercial building or property. If they pull into the lot and are jostled by potholes and get out of their car only to step in a large crack, they are going to have a very negative first impression of your business. Regularly repairing and cleaning your parking lot is one of the most important parts of owning a parking lot. Here are some of our top tips for repairing and cleaning your parking lot, so you can make a great first impression every time.

Why Should You Clean Your Parking Lot?

A clean parking lot is important for many reasons. A clean and tidy parking lot makes the best possible first impression, as we mentioned above. A clean parking lot also discourages littering, because most people will not want to litter a clean surface but will feel less guilty about adding more litter to one that is already a mess. Clean parking lots minimize pollution in run-off to local bodies of water, like rivers and streams. Clean parking lots can also save you large amounts of money, as many property management companies and businesses are hit with lawsuits as a result of parking lot disrepair.

Preventative Maintenance for Your Parking Lot

Prevention is always best, so take care of small problems with your parking lot before they become big problems! Sealcoating should be done once every two years to prevent accelerated decay of the lot. If you don’t sealcoat your parking lot, oils and water can seep below the surface and cause it to decay. Regularly sweep and clean the surface of the parking lot to see if there are any repairs needed. A regular examination of your lot will identify small issues before they become big problems.

Correct Stains on Your Parking Lot

If you have stains on the surface of your parking lot pavement, they can make the surface look bad even if it is in good repair. For stain removal, start with baking soda, bleach, or asphalt cleaner. These should be applied directly to the surface to break up grease stains. If you have grease spots on a concrete parking lot, use dishwashing soap. Do you have mulch or leaf stains? Use soap and vinegar and scrub them with a brush to break up the stains.

Parking Lot Repair from Tristate Paving

At Tristate Paving, we treat every job like it is our own, so we guarantee that you are going to love the end result. We have over three generations of experience in our family-owned business, so you will get excellent customer service, a beautiful finished product, and a very affordable cost. We offer everything from asphalt paving, to concrete work, to hardscaping for your commercial or residential property. If you want a free quote or to see what we can do for you, give us a call at (610) 563-9456 (West Chester), (610) 932-3566 (Oxford), Delaware (302) 757-4100, or visit us online. For more tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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