4 Signs You May Need a New Parking Lot

When your parking lot is in bad condition, it sends a message about your company that may not be accurate. At SMI Paving, we know you care about the appearance of your property and the safety of all who are there. If your asphalt isn’t looking its best, it’s time to consider whether you should repair it or call someone for parking lot paving. In addition to weighing the costs, you have to consider the severity of the damage. Here are four main signs that you may need a complete commercial paving job.

  1. Raveling – Broken, loose, and severely damaged asphalt may be an indicator that your parking lot is beyond repair. When you notice damage that cannot be sealed or fixed (called raveling), call a commercial paving company to ask about repaving.
  2. Chemical Stains – In general, your asphalt will collect stains from gas, oil, and other chemicals. In small amounts, these substances cause only minor damage. But over time, these chemical spills will cause the asphalt to erode – especially if large quantities have leaked onto your pavement.
  3. Cracks – While many cracks can be fixed with sealing and filling, large areas of widespread cracking often lead to a repaving job.
  4. Drainage Issues – It’s normal for a little bit of standing water to collect on your parking lot after a storm. However, frequent puddles that take a long time to go away are a sign of a more serious issue. If you’re constantly dealing with drainage issues, it might be time to talk about parking lot paving.

If you notice these things happening with your asphalt, call SMI Paving for a free estimate on our commercial paving services.