Crack filling before winter is an important step for any commercial property owners.
Crack filling needs to be done at the proper time of the year–prior to the winter chill setting in–simply because it is much easier to do the job at this time. Waiting too long can make it nearly impossible to fill in these gaps effectively, which can lead to other complications during winter or possibly worsen the cracks themselves.
In addition, many companies find themselves less busy during the fall, allowing them to devote a bit more time to maintenance issues. The safety of customers and clients is an important consideration for all business owners, especially in the winter when cold and snow can cause difficulties in access to properties and storage of materials.
Finally, if you choose not to perform crack filling or other asphalt repairs in the autumn, cracks that may be relatively minor will almost certainly expand during the winter, making any subsequent repairs that much harder and more expensive.
Crack Filling – Is it Really a Big Concern if There Are Cracks in My Commercial Lot?
The cracks may seem small but the safety concerns are not so small. This is especially true in winter as we mentioned above.
With the addition of snow and especially ice, cracks in parking lots can create additional problems. Ice can be hard to see on a parking lot or commercial access roads. That means that there is an increased likelihood of property users slipping or, if they are maneuvering their vehicles, possibly sliding into property of vehicles.
If individual customers are walking in the parking lot, there is an increased risk of getting caught or injured in dangerous cracks in your asphalt. Vehicles, too, could become stuck if the crack causes the asphalt surface to fail, another reason not to put asphalt repair off until winter.
On top of everything else, business owners end up with unhappy customers who want to avoid their businesses because of poorly maintained lots. Hiring a professional property maintenance company for crack filling and do it right the first time is essential to success.
Crack Filling – Why Should I Call in the Professionals?
When a job is done right the first time, you save both time and money–and you own a parking lot free of asphalt cracks thanks to the professionals with the right materials and experience.
An experienced team of property maintenance professionals will assess the situation and take the proper course of action every time. They will notice issues that many property owners might miss and can plan for the most expedient and cost-effective solutions.
A professional team may be able to offer other benefits such as seal coating or concrete repairs to prevent further damage to the asphalt in your lots, access roads or other commercial properties. The process of seal coating even helps to restore old asphalt to a more attractive appearance and extend the life of the parking lot surface.
Crack Filling – Other Benefits of a Professional Repair Job
Aside from helping your commercial properties look more attractive and improve safety, professional inspection and repair of any cracks or other issues helps to reduce liabilities and lessen the chances of accidents or injuries:
Preventative crack filling:
- Maintains the value of your property
- Preserves the aesthetics of your lots
- Lessens the likelihood of more extensive, costly repairs in the future
Cold weather becomes a constant once December gets here. We encourage you to be proactive and have your property inspected now for crack filling in preparation for the winter months.
Looking to get a fast, cost effective quote? Call us at 732-886-1940. We specialize in property maintenance and can provide high caliber, cost effective crack filling.