June 04 2019 0Comment

Ready Your Parking Lot – Prepare for Hurricane Season

Parking lots need to be prepared for hurricane season.

Spring is the time of year when the flowers bloom, the sun shines, and the skies open up. It is only a matter of time until we receive a heavy rainstorm and possibly even a hurricane or two. If your parking lot is not prepared for this severe weather onslaught, it will take a beating which can cause extensive damage. These damages can cost you a considerable amount of money in the form of repairs and possible replacement.

Here are the best ways for commercial properties to prepare for hurricane season.

The Importance of Frequent Inspection and Repair to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The most important thing you can do to prepare your parking lot is to have it inspected and repaired with regularity. Your parking lot should be analyzed by an experienced professional at least once per year. This analysis is necessary to gauge your property’s integrity, damages, and readiness for hurricanes. If any problems are uncovered, they must be rectified in a timely manner, well ahead of the point when the storms and hurricanes are likely to arrive.

Patch the Parking Lot to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The failure to maintain your parking lot pavement will result in a worsening of existing damage when the heavy rain, wind, hail, and sleet arrive. A problem area that could have been rectified with a small patch has the potential to become even larger and more costly when exposed to the violence of a spring or summer storm. There is no sense letting the problem worsen when it can be taken care of for significantly less money prior to the storms. Fail to take preventative action in the form of strategic patching ahead of hurricane season and you just might have to resurface the entirety of the parking lot.

Proper Patching is Essential to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Pavement patching can be completed with either a cold-mix or a hot-mix. Cold-mix patches will not hold up to the impact of a hurricane. This supposed solution might be affordable yet it will require re-patching across posterity. Opt for a parking lot specialist willing to perform high-quality asphalt patching and repair. You will rest easy knowing your property is ready for a hurricane.

Be Aware of Your Parking Lot’s Problem Areas

If your parking lot has specific problem areas, pay particularly close attention to them. Such parking lot weak points must be addressed before the rain and wind arrive this hurricane season. If you neglect these problem areas, you will inevitably end up with considerable damage, pooled water, potholes, cracking, and other issues when hurricane season rolls around.

Your Parking Lot’s Condition has the Potential to Change Quickly

The condition of your parking lot at the current moment is not an indication of how it will be after the skies open up and the rain falls. Even if every portion of your parking lot seems perfectly fine at the moment, there is no guarantee your lot will be able to withstand a hurricane. Take a close look at every part of your parking lot in the months, weeks and days leading up to hurricane season. If there are any indications of looming problems, take action now so your parking lot can withstand the impact of harsh storms.

Contact PLS to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Now is the perfect time to prepare for hurricane season. PLS is here to prepare your parking lot from severe weather. Reach out to our asphalt paving team at (813) 880-9100 to learn more about how we can get your property ready for the violent wind and rain that will inevitably pass through our area in the coming months.