We’ve all done it before – swerved to miss a pothole. Do the visitors to your facilities parking lot have to do just that?
The presence of water and the constant flow of traffic through your facilities parking area can make roadways crack and eventually lead to potholes. These potholes, when left unattended, cannot only cause accidents with pedestrians but also can cause damage to vehicles passing the area. It also makes an impression on the visitors to your facility – and it’s not a good one. Because of these concerns, it makes sense to take immediate action to repair the potholes before further damage occurs in your parking area.
Repairing potholes is not an easy task. It requires skilled labor – from the removal of the affected area, to the preparation of the damaged ground and proper refilling of the hole, to making sure the pavement surface is level and properly sealed. Sounds like a big job, right? Don’t worry; you don’t need to be an expert in paving to repair a pothole. You just need to have the phone number of an expert.
Potholes in parking lots are caused by water seeping into the pavement and being trapped underneath the surface. If a particular area is prone to pothole, it’s important for your paving contractor to access the drainage issues in the area. Gentle sloping to redirect standing water from problem area can be accomplished when paving a parking lot. To avoid possible standing water in a flat parking lot, a crown cab be created in the center of the parking area or in key locations to redirect water to storm drains.
Prior to filling the pothole, the hole should be cleared from debris to ensure proper material adhesion and leveling of the ground. The sides of the pothole should have firm edges to ensure that the filling materials will be compact.
Filling the Pothole
Once the pothole is cleared from stones and debris, the next step is to fill up the pothole with asphalt materials. Filling in the potholes requires using the right tools and materials for the job. Pothole repair can be done in a day, but the area should not be used immediately so that the potholes filler materials can cure. This will prevent possible reappearing of the hole.
Enlisting the help of a professional paving company that caters to pavement repairs will help guarantee pothole repairs are addressed in a timely manner, for a reasonable rate and in the correct manner.
About ABC Paving and Sealcoating
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and pavement marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs, site preparation and signs and safety devices. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at http://pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.