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Preserving Your Parking Lot With Asphalt Patching

Preserving your parking lot with asphalt patching

Asphalt damage is a serious issue. One pothole is bad enough, but if more continue to form in your parking lot, visitors may avoid your location for fear of damage to their cars. However, the process of replacing damaged asphalt is time-consuming and incredibly costly.

If you're dealing with a pothole problem in your parking lot, you're likely considering your options. Before going for a full asphalt replacement, however, consider the quick, cost-effective, and durable option of asphalt patching.

Why Do Potholes Happen?

Like any other material, asphalt slowly deteriorates over time. Surface cracks and lack of protective sealant can allow moisture to work its way into the asphalt. This moisture slowly breaks down the asphalt and weakens its structural integrity. Furthermore, during the winter, the cycle of freezing and thawing can cause water trapped in the asphalt to expand and contract, adding even more stress. Eventually, this results in damage like cracks and potholes.

Repair Vs. Replace

In some cases, replacement is inevitable. Repairs will only work as long as the foundation is relatively stable. If there's a serious construction issue or design flaw causing the damage, if the parking lot is more than 20 years old or if a significant portion of the lot (25% or more) needs repair, it is more economical in the long run to replace the asphalt.

However, for moderate surface damage, asphalt patching will sufficiently fix the problem and help prevent further damage to your asphalt. Parking lots take a beating every day, and surface damage is quite common- but a few potholes doesn't necessarily mean the whole lot needs to go. If you're uncertain, though, contact a parking lot service company. They'll be able to evaluate the parking lot and determine whether repairs or replacement is the right answer.

Benefits Of Asphalt Patching

So now that we've introduced this alternative, what are the benefits of asphalt patching?

  • Time: A parking lot replacement can take weeks on average, but asphalt patching dries quickly and only needs a day or two before it can be sealcoated. Plus, the process affects only the surface area around your pothole
  • Cost: While the actual numbers may vary depending on the size and scope of the job, asphalt patching typically only costs a fraction of what resurfacing or asphalt replacement does
  • Curb appeal: Let's face it, potholes are ugly. Closing them up looks better for your business!
  • Protected asphalt: Potholes allow tons of moisture in, which further compromises your asphalt. Patching holes ASAP helps prevent further asphalt damage.
  • Reduced Liability: Potholes can damage cars and are tripping hazards- essentially, they're a lawsuit waiting to happen. The sooner they're repaired, the safer both you and your visitors will be!

Asphalt Patching Experts

AceCo Commercial Services Group offers both commercial pressure washing and parking lot services for Huntsville-area businesses. Our asphalt patching is a durable and efficient solution to moderate asphalt damage that saves business owners time, money, and stress. We also offer other parking lot maintenance options like pressure washing and sealcoating to help protect your lot for a long, long time.

If you've got potholes, don't despair- we're down to help with a quick repair! If you'd like to get your Huntsville parking lot repair options evaluated, or want a free estimate for asphalt patching, give AceCo Commercial Services Group a call at 256-910-7669.

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