Now that Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror, the summer season is unofficially underway. The scorching heat of summer exposes your parking lots and entryways to excessive heat and UV rays, which can cause a multitude of issues. Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning offers a plethora of services that help you address these issues year round.
Faded Asphalt, Line Striping & Markings
The UV rays from the scorching direct summer sunlight will cause your parking lot surfaces, line striping and markings to fade more quickly. The asphalt surface is less attractive and weakened as it progressively fades from a rich black to a dull grey color. Line striping and markings are extremely important because they show drivers where to drive and safely park their vehicles. Other important markings include crosswalks, fire lanes, and handicapped parking spaces.
Asphalt Sealcoating is the process that restores a rich black appearance to your parking lot, and protects your parking lot from UV rays, precipitation, and various automotive fluids. Keep in mind that this process covers any existing markings. making investing in new line striping, and other markings necessary. At Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, we can help. We are a full service asphalt maintenance provider.
Weakened Pavement, Cracks & Potholes
If pavement is weakened by long exposure to UV rays without regular maintenance, water can seep in and cause permanent damage. The best preventative measure is to invest in professional asphalt sealcoating every two to three years. Sealcoating forms a protective barrier against the elements that helps you avoid the cost of parking lot replacement for a longer period of time.
Asphalt will contract and expand with fluctuating temperatures. As asphalt expands in high temperatures, you will most likely notice more cracks and potholes in your parking lot. Rigid pavement can also begin to buckle under high temperatures. Fortunately, at Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning, we offer asphalt repair so you can protect the property value and curb appeal of your facility.
We highly recommend proactively repairing visible cracks and potholes before the autumn chill. Otherwise, your asphalt parking lot will then begin to contract with cold temperatures moving in. This causes even more damage to the surface of your asphalt.
As the weather changes, you will begin to see additional damage from freezing and thawing cycles. Make sure you’re prepared by repairing cracks and potholes and sealcoating during warmer weather.
We Can Help
As your full service asphalt and pavement provider in the greater Washington D.C., Maryland & Virginia area, Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning offers a wide range of services to maintain your paved surfaces. We will work hard to earn and keep your business. Contact Atlantic Sweeping & Cleaning today at 703-684-1095.