10 Aug Tips for Preparing Your Parking Lot this Fall
Preparing Your Parking Lot for Fall Weather
With the fall months ahead, it’s not uncommon for heavy rainfall in the Northeast. During the late spring and summer months, the warm air absorbs higher levels of moisture, causing rainfall rates to decrease. But as temperatures begin to cool in the autumn months, the air can no longer hold the same moisture levels, causing more rain to fall. This heavy rainfall becomes one of the biggest culprits in causing erosion on asphalt surfaces.
With summer coming to an end, now is the perfect time to begin preparing your parking lot for cooler weather. Here are some tips you can take to avoid potential rain erosion on your asphalt parking lot this fall.
Tips to Keep Your Commercial Parking Lot Looking Great This Fall
Ensure Proper Drainage is in Place
One of the most critical steps in preparing your parking lot for heavy rainfall is ensuring all drainage systems are up to date and functioning correctly. Without an effective drainage system in place, water will pool on your asphalt, causing potholes, erosion, and even nasty odors. If you suspect that you have a faulty drainage system, FCI can install newly adopted stormwater management fixtures to ensure your parking lot doesn’t suffer this fall.
Consistent Removal of Dirt & Debris
Not only does sweeping dirt and debris off your asphalt parking lot improve the curb appeal of your commercial property, but it can also prevent rainfall erosion. When debris and dirt cover the surface of your asphalt, it can redirect or block water’s natural run-off pattern – creating stagnant pools of water to erode your asphalt surface.
Touch Up Line Striping
If you’re already noticing faded parking striping on your parking lot after the hot summer months, you should consider restriping. With the possibility of consistent rainfall ahead, already faded lines are bound to disappear altogether – causing unsafe parking lot conditions.
Asphalt Milling & Repaving
If your parking lot is too far gone – filled with potholes and cracks – consider FCI when choosing to mill and repave your lot. Having a new lot before the fall is the best way to avoid even further damage to the existing lot.
How Fischer Contracting Can Help
At Fischer Contracting, we are willing to work with you to ensure that your commercial parking lot looks well-kept and welcoming for your employees and potential clients. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of professionals to start planning your next construction project today!