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An Attractive Driveway

Once my spouse and I found our dream home, we needed to sell the older fixer-upper we currently lived in. To successfully sell our house quickly, we needed to complete a few remodeling projects. We wanted to attract the largest number of potential buyers as possible to our home. One great project to complete before putting your home on the market is paving your driveway. This project will immediately enhance your property’s curb appeal. For families with multiple drivers at home, installing a circle driveway is also a smart idea. On this blog, I hope you will discover the steps a paving contractor takes to give homeowners beautiful new driveways.

Maintaining Your Business's Asphalt Parking Lot

As a business owner, the parking area provided for your customers is the first location they see. For this reason, it is important to keep it in the best condition possible so your customers continue to frequent your establishment. Failure to perform asphalt maintenance can lead to unfortunate damage to vehicles or injury to those walking across it. Here are some maintenance steps to take to keep your parking area safe and looking great.

Minimize Debris From The Asphalt Lot 

When debris lands on asphalt, it not only lessens the appearance of the space but can also lead to damaging circumstances. Moisture will accumulate around debris, aiding in the presence of cracks or crumbled portions of asphalt over time. Make it a priority to remove refuse as soon as it is noticed. Walk through your parking lot at the end of each shift so you can locate and pick up garbage left behind. If inclement weather occurs, branches, leaves, and other natural debris may settle upon the lot. As soon as the precipitation ceases, perform an assessment of your lot. Consider adding a trash receptacle near the parking area to reduce debris as well.

Tend To Cracks And Holes Promptly

If your parking lot suffers from cracks or holes in the asphalt, they need repair work immediately to ensure vehicle damage and injuries to those utilizing the space do not occur. Invest in a tube of rubberized asphalt sealant to handle quick patching of damaged areas. These spots will need to be assessed by an asphalt paving service so new asphalt can be poured over them.

Add Sealant To Provide A Fresh Appearance

Contact an asphalt sealant company every few years to add a protective layer to your existing asphalt. Sealant is usually dark gray or black and instantly improves the look of the surfaces it is applied to. The sealant also helps to keep the asphalt from deteriorating prematurely. When the sealant is rolled and smoothed on the asphalt, it seeps into any existing cracks, smoothing the surface.

Provide Parking Signs Or Painted Lines

An asphalt lot with visible suggestions for vehicle parking aids in keeping customers safe. Those visiting your establishment will know where their allotted space is located, keeping their vehicles far enough away from others. An asphalt paving business may provide painting services after newly installed or sealed asphalt is put into place. Painted lines or wording will eliminate guesswork about where vehicles should be parked, helping to keep driving areas free of obstructions.

Contact a local asphalt maintenance service to learn more.