Maintaining the safety of your commercial parking lot is important to facility managers and owners. Just as you want to be sure parking lots are well lit at night, you also want to ensure the surface of your asphalt paving is smooth and free of potholes and other road hazards. Not only can drivers suffer damage to their vehicles, pedestrians can fall, twist ankles and otherwise injure themselves. Lawsuits from property damage and/or injury are two things a commercial facility definitely wants to avoid.
Potholes refer to any place where part of the road surface is broken away or sunk in. Most potholes form due to pavement fatigue. As traffic continually passes over the same area, cracks form. Water can enter these cracks and cause more damage to the subsurface. If the cracks are not filled, they can result in the asphalt pavement breaking down – causing a pothole.
Most drivers have experienced running through a pothole at some point in their lives. It is a sort of bone shaking experience and makes you cringe to think what kind of damage you’ve done to your tires and shocks. Some potholes are deep enough that will even cause your car to bottom out. Fortunately, most pothole encounters inflict fairly little damage to your car; however, in some instances the consequences can be great.
Sometimes, even at low speeds, running through a large pothole can damage a car’s wheels or suspension – resulting in expensive repairs. At high speeds, tires can blowout when hitting a pothole and can send the car out of control. In this instance, there is a very real risk for property damage, serious injury or even death to the occupants of the vehicle, other vehicles and even pedestrians.
If your parking lot is beginning to show wear and pothole are starting to appear, the time to fix it is now. If complaints are ignored and a pothole is allowed to grow and grow until it becomes a hazard to drivers, your facility may be held liable for damages resulting from the negligence.
Finding a reputable Florida paving and asphalt company to repair your pothole is easy. ABC Paving and Sealcoating has more than 20 years experience in asphalt repair, paving, thermoplastic, crack filing, sealcoating and more. Their team of professionals can quickly isolate any problem areas – including asphalt cracks and potholes and make the necessary repairs to stabilize and extend the life of your asphalt pavement investment. Their experienced crews can repair small potholes to large areas of commercial parking lots in a timely manner that causes little interference with your daily operations.
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 marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs and site preparation. 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://www.pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.