Spring maintenance tips for your asphalt and concrete

Springtime is just around the corner, and with it comes the one thing we all know and love: spring cleaning. Although, when it comes to your concrete and asphalt, it’s not so much cleaning as it is maintenance and repair. At WF Botkin Construction Ltd., we’re experts with over 60 years of experience in the field. There’s no job that’s too big or too small for us to handle. Let our professional staff show you some of the steps you can take to make sure your driveway or parking lot is in tiptop shape for the coming summer.

Visual inspection

Concrete and asphalt both require inspections, maintenance and repairs. Although the repair techniques are different for both, the need for annual inspection and maintenance is similar. Before moving on to making any tangible repairs, it’s important to perform a visual inspection that will give you an idea of the work that needs to be done. Keep an eye out for any cracks or potholes on your parking lot’s surface and repair them as soon as possible. Water can easily seep into the cracks and cause much bigger problems in the future—not to mention potholes that could result in a massive lawsuit if they aren’t taken care of.

Surface Sealing of Concrete
This should be done for concrete parking lots and pathways. Verify your records and find out when you last had it done. If it’s been more than a few years, contact a professional to have it re-applied. Sealcoating protects your property from the adverse effects of the sun, ice, salt, oil and other chemicals your parking lot is exposed to on a daily basis.

Painting
It happens every spring. After long months of being exposed to snow, ice and everything in between, the lines in your parking lot become little more than faded specks of paint. Giving them a fresh coat of paint will make things much easier to see. Not to mention it adds to your property’s visual appeal. It’s important that parking spots, handicapped areas and fire lanes be clearly marked for the safety and convenience of your customers.

Keep it clean
It’s important to sweep your parking lot regularly and rid it of any rocks and unsightly trash that might detract from the appeal of your business. You customers like to see a clean and safe parking lot when they pull up to your business, so be sure to clear basins and drains on a regular basis and keep your lot looking spotless.

If you’re looking for asphalt paving services or concrete supplies, give us a call at WF Botkin Construction Ltd. We do the best job at the right price to fit your budget. Visit us here for more information regarding our products and services.

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