Mistakes To Avoid When Patching Your Parking Lot

February 03, 2023

Mistakes To Avoid When Patching Your Parking Lot

There's nothing worse or more unappealing than driving or walking in a parking lot that looks like it's been left untouched for years—if not decades. Such a state of appearance can lose you potential business as customers might not want to deal with that. You know this, which is likely why you're looking into repairing your lot, but it makes sense you want to ensure you do it right. Find out the mistakes to avoid when patching your parking lot.

Consistent Maintenance

Many people say it, but that doesn't make it any less true: the best offense is a good defense. If you don't keep up with consistent maintenance of your parking lot, you could find yourself in increasingly troublesome issues that require more labor and money to fix. It’s best to seal-coat your parking lot around every two to three years. You should also try to fix any potholes or cracks as soon as you notice them.

Properly Prepare

As in many situations in our life, if you don't have the proper preparation, the entire task could become compromised. That's why it's essential that you prepare your parking lot properly beforehand. Think of it like painting an old wall; there's likely dirt, debris, and much more on that wall. If you painted over it without cleaning it first, your paint job would be shoddy.

As such, clip away any grass nearby that is on or nearby your parking lot. Moreover, clean out any debris in your pothole or cracks, as this will ensure a lasting patch.

Are you looking for asphalt crack repair equipment? At NAC Supply, we have everything you could need to help you get the job done efficiently and in no time at all.

Check the Weather

One of the biggest mistakes many people make in patching their parking lot that you want to avoid is failing to check the weather. Unfortunately, you can't just do a patch repair at any time of the year. That's why it's best to repair it in the summer, as the temperature needs to be above 55 ° F for over 24 hours for your seal coat to properly cure. You should also know that you cannot seal-coat your parking lot if it's raining, as the compound won't correctly adhere to your pavement.

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