Your parking lot sees a lot of traffic every year, which means a lot of wear. Often, you’ll notice cracks and holes start to develop in your lot. You shouldn’t ignore these cracks as they’ll grow and damage your lot further. Instead, you should learn how to fix potholes and cracks to keep your parking lot in good shape.
Clean the Cracks
Before you fix a crack, you need to clean out any debris. A clean start will make your patch last significantly longer. You should first go over the crack with a large brush to clear out any debris, and then use water to wash away anything else. Then go back over the crack with your brush to get the last of it out.
Watch the Weather
While you can patch pavement cracks in any season, you need to be careful of wet weather. While you need to clean the crack with water, it shouldn’t be wet when you fix it or else the filling won’t settle correctly.
Pick Your Filling
You have a few choices to patch up cracks in your parking lot. The material and style of patching can vary depending on your needs. However, the two most popular types of patching are hot mix asphalt and cold patch. There are some key differences between the two, so you’ll need to pick the one that best fits your needs.
Fill the Crack
When it comes to filling the cracks in your parking lot, you need to follow the directions that come with the filling. The directions will tell you what you need to do, guiding you through the process. You may also need to get equipment to help pour or handle the filling.
This should help you make the right decision when it comes to fixing the potholes and cracks in your parking lot. While it may take some effort, you’ll save money in the long run as your lot will last far longer than it would without proper maintenance.