How To Create Your Asphalt Maintenance Calendar For 2021

How To Create Your Asphalt Maintenance Calendar For 2021

An asphalt parking lot is a valuable investment. And as a property manager, you need to maintain your parking lot throughout the year to make the most of your investment. 

Each season brings its own challenges for paving contractors and facility managers, and you can stay ahead of these seasonal challenges by creating a maintenance plan. As 2020 draws to a close, you should start making a schedule for the coming year. 

As the premier asphalt paving company serving Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, and the Greater Stockton areaAction Asphalt can help you pave and maintain asphalt parking lots throughout the year. Click here to get a free estimate. 

In today’s blog, we will help you create an asphalt maintenance schedule for 2021. 

January – February

Winters are deadly for asphalt, even in areas without snowfall. The falling temperatures make it difficult to perform most paving jobs. And cold mix applications aren’t that durable. Moreover, winter rains can create all sorts of drainage problems on your lot, especially if you have potholes, clogged drains, or an uneven slope.

Preventative maintenance in the fall is the best option to protect your asphalt pavement from winter damage. This includes clearing fall debris, unclogging/fixing drains, and patching potholes. 

That said, there are ways to protect your asphalt from ongoing damage in winters:

  • Install clear signage to control traffic flow in your lot.
  • Keep safety in mind when installing holiday decorations.

Measures like these will keep your pavement intact till spring.

March – April

As the spring flowers bloom, asphalt contractors and property managers should get busy repairing any damage caused by winter. Cracks and potholes are the obvious targets, and you should also sweep the parking lot to ensure your drainage system is free from debris.

Spring is also the best time for a professional pavement inspection. You may also consider sealcoating your parking lot during spring if you haven’t already done so in the past couple of years. 

June – August

June-August is the best time to handle bigger paving and repair projects. The warmer climate allows faster drying times, which is necessary for the asphalt to develop strength and cure in the initial months. 

You can also sealcoat your lot to prevent natural oxidation and extend your pavement’s lifespan. Once sealed, you can also restripe your lot. Repainting your lines is necessary for ADA compliance.

So if you notice fading lines, or if you have performed asphalt resurfacing, restripe your parking lot in the summer months. 

September – December 

Finally, we come to the fall season, where the main task is to winterize your asphalt parking lot. We recommend another professional inspection during these months so you can uncover and rectify any damage that can worsen in the colder months. 

Once again, preventative maintenance throughout the year will keep your pavement in excellent condition and give you decades of service life. Call your asphalt paving contractor today to schedule your maintenance needs for the coming months. 

As the premier asphalt paving company serving Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, and the Greater Stockton areaAction Asphalt can help you pave and maintain asphalt parking lots throughout the year. Click here to get a free estimate.