Asphalt Patch Repair: Why Asphalt Patches are Effective for Short-Term Parking Lot Repairs

Asphalt Patch Repair: Why Asphalt Patches are Effective for Short-Term Parking Lot Repairs

Asphalt patch repair is necessary for a busy parking lot.

When a customer or visitor arrives on your property, your parking lot is one of the first things they encounter. A poorly maintained parking lot with damaged asphalt can create a negative first impression and pose a potential safety hazard.

It’s easy for an individual to trip due to an uneven surface. Large potholes also pose a risk to vehicles. If cracks and potholes plague your parking lot, consider repairing them using a service known as asphalt patch repair. Here are a few reasons that asphalt patches are effective for short-term parking lot repairs.

You Can Customize the Repair to Your Needs and/or Budget

There are a few different ways to repair damaged asphalt. The best option depends on how quickly you need the asphalt patched and your expectations for the longevity of the repair.

One method used for most asphalt repair projects is “throw-and-roll” patching. This method is ideal if you need the damaged asphalt repaired as quickly as possible. Liquid asphalt is applied in layers and rolled over. The asphalt hardens after exposure to the air and sun.

If you prefer a repair option that will last a little longer, check out semi-permanent asphalt patches. Before repairing the damaged areas, your asphalt repair service will properly prepare the area by removing water or debris. The area is then saw cut and squared off for smooth edges then filled with a patching mix and rolled over to ensure a smooth, uniform service.

The spray injection method uses compressed air to clean the hole or crack. Aggregate, emulsion, and asphalt are then injected at a high pressure to create the patch. This option doesn’t require compaction, as the materials used for the repair will self compact. THIS IS NOT A METHOD USED IN FLORIDA REMOVE THIS SECTION

Perhaps your parking lot only has a few cracks. If so, asphalt crack filling will repair and seal these cracked areas so water and other debris don’t make the cracks worse. This form of repair uses an asphalt compound and sealant on the cracked area.

Asphalt Repair Prevents Further Damage to Your Parking Lot

When possible, it’s ideal to complete asphalt patching and repairs sooner rather than later. If you leave the cracks or holes unattended, the elements, debris, and stress produced by vehicles will make the damage even worse. A hole or crack that initially required a relatively minor patch will need more extensive repairs as it increases in size.

The more extensive your repairs, the longer it will take to do the work. Not only will your asphalt repair service need time to prep the damaged area and apply the asphalt patch, but the repairs will need time to harden. This will prevent your property from using the portions of the parking lot that are undergoing repairs. Prompt repairs minimize the disruption to your property’s operations and ensure your customers have a safe, convenient place to park.

Asphalt Patches Make it Possible to Complete Other Maintenance Tasks

Repairing damaged asphalt isn’t the only task to add to your parking lot maintenance to-do list; you also need to apply sealer to your asphalt to complete the job. Asphalt sealcoating protects your parking lot against items that can degrade or damage your parking lot, like water, oil, UV radiation, and gas. It also gives your parking lot a sleek, updated appearance that improves the look of your property’s exterior spaces.

However, before you can schedule the sealcoating application, you need to complete all your asphalt patch repair. This will provide a smooth surface for the new sealcoating, and the sealcoating will protect your repairs so that they last as long as possible.

Contact ACPLM for Asphalt Patch Repair Services in Tampa

Been neglecting your parking lot repairs? Contact ACPLM today to learn how we can rejuvenate your parking lot with asphalt patch repair and schedule a no-cost consultation.