When it comes to running a business, a parking lot can serve as one of the highest expenses. Deterioration can lead to risk, and without proper maintenance, worst-case scenarios can quickly add up to overbearing costs. East Coast Industrial Services can help, offering cost-effective solutions that maximize pavement life while minimizing risk. Parking lot maintenance includes corrective measures such as crack sealing, seal coating, and asphalt patching/repair.
The goal of parking lot maintenance is to prolong the life of the pavement. Asphalt, concrete, and many other parking lot materials are all susceptible to weathering and damage over time. Damage is not only visually unappealing, but it can also cause unsafe conditions. With maintenance services from East Coast Industrial Services, you can rest assured your parking lot will be well cared for.
As soon as a pavement first shows signs of wear and tear, which can include damage such as raveling, cracking, potholes, or weathering, it is in need of repair. Taking corrective measures for your parking lot will not only help to preserve property value but also ensures the safety of any visitors who visit your premises.
Pavement markings help control vehicle and pedestrian traffic, while also ensuring maximized parking for tenants, customers, and employees. Arrows, crosswalks, stenciling, and other markings combine with parking stalls to create an efficient parking lot and roadway for your property. Custom stencils are a great way to enhance your brand.
Repainting your parking lot makes your property look newer and well-maintained. Striping and painting enhance your curb’s appeal, adding to your customer or tenant satisfaction. This is truly the finishing touch as well as an essential and inexpensive way to maintain the value of your property.
Failed areas or liability issues on your parking lots and roadways are justifiably important concerns. But the presence of these issues does not mean that repaving or other major scopes of work are necessary. Our proven technique of patching asphalt allows us to repair these particular areas in a cost-effective way.
The Process: The broken, failed, or liability areas are identified as issues that should be corrected. The areas are cut square with a jack-hammer or saw cut (depending on the region or by request) and excavated to the aggregate subbase. Asphalt is installed at an average compact depth of 3″. Finally, edges are sealed with asphalt emulsion to improve bonding with the surrounding existing asphalt. In situations with a large amount of patching in one parking lot or roadway, asphalt milling (or scarifying) options are also available to take advantage of specialized milling equipment, which would cut down on excavation time.
Curbing is used to differentiate parking areas from roadways, sidewalks, and landscaping as well as controlling the flow of water from the parking area to the storm drain system. We install all types of curbing including granite, concrete, and asphalt berms.
An important aspect of any parking lot or roadway is the drainage system and the accompanying drainage structures, like catch basins. Structures that are not functioning properly, or the surrounding surface that does not allow water to flow properly, invite serious liability issues as well as expediting deterioration of the asphalt.
Sinkholes and other types of depressions can develop quickly and must be addressed immediately. These urgent liability concerns are handled by our in-house crews equipped to fix the underlying issues and eliminate the problem directly, on-site.
We will conduct on-site inspections, and provide immediate feedback about anything we note as needing attention or repair. This is provided to you via email or fax, and digital photos are included whenever appropriate.
This service makes it easier for you to assess the need and urgency of any situation, as well as enables you to forward concise information to managers who are not located on site. Our standardized reporting includes, for example, such items as burned-out lights, graffiti, unauthorized nighttime property usage, broken windows, and pavement defects.