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November 19th, 2015 by admin under Houston Asphalt Paving, Houston Paving Repair

The first impression says a lot about your business especially in Houston where competition runs high in every industry imaginable. Generally, first impressions start with the overall appearance of your business. A professionally led business will have a nice tidy office, well mannered employees, and an inviting entrance. When clients, customers, or patients enter the office there is a certain expectation of a business. The same principle applies when anyone drives their car onto your parking lot. No business wants a bad first impression, so why start before your clients enter the office? Keep your asphalt parking lot well maintained will save you from worries from your client’s first impression (at least when they step foot on your parking lot!) and it’ll save you money from repair costs!

Immediately after your asphalt parking lot in Houston is installed, you should already be planning on preventative measures to expand the lifespan of your parking lot. Don’t worry, you won’t have to take immediate action! Just immediate planning.

Asphalt Sealcoat
Sealcoating asphalt parking lots protects and extends the lifespan of your asphalt driveway by adding a layer on top to protect from UV rays, water, and vehicle fluids. After installation plan to sealcoat your new asphalt parking lot about 90 days AFTER installation, this is usually when the asphalt is fully cured. Set a reminder on your calendar to let you know when you should prep for sealcoating! You’ll have to sealcoat the parking lot again in 3-5 years, depending on how busy your parking lot is and also it depends on harsh the weather is where you live. After you sealcoat, keep in mind you should try to keep vehicles off the surface for 48 to 72 hours. If you can’t possibly do this during the week try a weekend or sealcoat the parking lot in parts.

Clean Asphalt
Any type of flooring should be cleaned, asphalt paving is no different. To enhance the power of a good sealcoat, clean your parking lot regularly! Not necessarily every single day but every month is recommended. Garbage or leaves left over time will stain or possibly damage the asphalt. Oil stains are unavoidable and unfortunately these stains will quickly deteriorate your asphalt surface, try to clean these as soon as you spot them.

Repair Potholes Immediately
Potholes occur when water has entered underneath the pavement. They might seem like a small blemish but it can spread and cause even more damage to the rest of the parking lot. Reduce costs by repairing potholes immediately, not only is it a great preventative tip it also helps you further trouble from your clients! You don’t want trouble with your clients do you? Avoid vehicle damage and repair the pothole!

The tips given will not only extend the life of your asphalt parking lot but it will also help prevent from any repairs anytime soon! Bonus: You won’t drive away any clients with your parking lot!

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