Get Started on Fall Asphalt Maintenance Today

Your property needs to look its best in order to attract customers. This includes your parking lot. The best way to keep your asphalt in peak condition is to get regular maintenance. Now that fall has begun, what should you do to avoid the need for commercial asphalt repairs? As one of the leading commercial asphalt paving companies in the Charlotte area, SMI Paving would like to make the following suggestions:

  1. Surface inspection – Call a commercial asphalt paving company to come by and thoroughly inspect the surface of your asphalt. Are there many cracks throughout your parking lot? Do you have any potholes that need to be fixed? Now is the time to take care of these commercial asphalt repairs.
  2. Water inspection – You should also take this time to identify any potential moisture problems that could harm your asphalt. Should you be concerned about the drainage around your parking lot? What about any standing water? A paving contractor can quickly identify problems and offer solutions.
  3. Sealcoating works – It’s always smart to get your commercial sealcoating. Sealcoating gives your asphalt an invisible layer of protection, helping it stand up to foot traffic, as well as temperature and weather changes that occur year round.

Do you need maintenance or commercial asphalt repair in Rock Hill, Charlotte, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of the Carolinas? Call SMI Paving for a free estimate on our commercial paving services. You can rely on us for quality asphalt and concrete services.

What Equipment Is Used for Asphalt Paving?

Parking lots are necessary in order for people to safely and conveniently come to and from your facility. In our last post, we talked about how long the process for asphalt paving takes. But as with any job, the tools you use make a big difference. Here’s an overview of the equipment a professional asphalt paving company like SMI Paving will use to repair and repave parking lots in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Charlotte, and the Carolinas:

  1. Milling machines – These machines prepare the entire surface of your lot for the commercial asphalt paving or repair job.
  2. Distributor tanks– Next, a distributor tank will apply a base coat of protection.
  3. Dump trucks – These massive trucks transport the asphalt to your lot. Depending on the size of the project, you might see one or more of these trucks.
  4. Machine pavers – Once the asphalt is laid out, the machine pavers begin their work. They use their giant rollers to create the smooth look that everyone wants their parking lot to have.
  5. Asphalt compactors – These machines provide the final touch. They compact everything down into the ground, making everything level and even. This is the final step of the paving process. After this is complete, the striping process can begin.

Do you need to repave or repair your facility’s parking lot? Give SMI Paving a call today and let us help you! Our asphalt paving company serves commercial clients in North and South Carolina. Contact us today for a free estimate.