It goes without saying that public roads, parking lots and entryways see a large amount of traffic. There are thousands of cars and trucks that pass over paved surfaces on any given time frame. This kind of consistent usage is going to cause wear and tear, which manifests itself in the form of cracks, potholes, bumps, and accumulated litter. For our roads, lots, and entry driveways to remain high quality, there are several maintenance measures that are appropriate. One of the most important, and most often overlooked, is power sweeping. Powered pavement sweeping offers a multitude of benefits, some of which are obvious annd cosmetic, some of which are environmental, but there are also social benefits as well.
IMPROVED APPEARANCE OF PAVED SURFACES
The one benefit of power pavement sweeping everyone understands is that it improves the aesthetic look of paved surfaces. Simply removing stray trash, debris, stains, and broken pavement results is a paved surface that is cleaner and much more attractive. Sure, this seems obvious, but this simple fact is often missed. Unswept pavement collects trash and debris and deteriorates faster. This results in an unpleasant image that can devalue the aesthetic of an entire neighborhood. You read that right-clean pavement can positively impact property values.
If you are responsible for maintaining paved surfaces, you must recognize that safety is a top priority. Drivers utilize paved surfaces daily, and will benefit from not having to worry about their safety due to stray trash, leaves, or debris on the roadways. The presence of this foreign object debris on the roadway ca leas to skids, slides, and collisions with other vehicles. Even a small skid can result in a chain reaction to a much larger accident in seconds under the right conditions. The decision to utilize pavement sweeping services is a necessary investment that could ultimately save lives.
Pavement sweeping impacts the environmental impact of a paved surface in a very meaningful way. Streets and other paved surfaces left unswept can cause litter, debris, particles, and automotive chemicals to be carried by stormwater through storm drainage systems into waterways. These waterways provide the ecosystem for various animals and fish, and the presence of litter, debris, and potentially harmful chemicals can all negatively affect the ecosystem. Surface litter can also attract animals seeking food, which is more than a nuisance.
Another very important consideration is the protection of vehicles using your paved surfaces. When rocks, debris, and trash are left on paved surfaces, they create a potential damage hazard to vehicles. For the protection of the drivers using your paved surfaces, regular sweeping is a must,
WASHINGTON D.C. METRO AREA
Interested in protecting the quality of your pavement? Looking to utilize street sweeping services in the greater Washington D.C., Maryland,or Northern Virginia area? If so, our experts here at Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning can help.
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