When it comes to the lifespan and condition of your parking lot, weather plays a significant role. The constant exposure to the various weather conditions we experience in Edmonton can cause wear and tear on the pavement, leading to the need for repairs and maintenance. Understanding the impact of weather on your parking lot is crucial for proactive maintenance and efficient repairs. Next, we will explore how weather impacts your parking lot and highlight how ProZone can assist you with effective parking lot repairs and preservation services. Keep reading to find out more!
1) Freeze-Thaw Cycle
One of the most significant weather-related factors that affect parking lots is the freeze-thaw cycle. In the Edmonton region, we experience fluctuating temperatures, allowing water to seep into the cracks and pores of your pavement. When this water freezes, it expands, exerting pressure on your parking lot’s surface. As a result, it can lead to cracks, potholes, and overall deterioration. Over time if these issues are not addressed by professionals like ProZone, the freeze-thaw cycle will worsen these problems and cause more significant damage.
2) Heavy Rainfall and Drainage Issues
Excessive rainfall can put stress on parking lots, especially if the drainage system is inadequate or malfunctioning. Standing water on the surface of your lot can weaken its structural integrity, leading to erosion, rutting, and the formation of potholes. Proper drainage systems, including well-maintained channels and proper slope and grading, are essential to prevent water accumulation and minimize the potential damage caused by heavy rains. If you notice water not draining from your parking lot after it rains, don’t hesitate to reach out to ProZone!
3) UV Radiation and Heat
While rain and freezing temperatures are most often associated with damage to your parking lot, UV radiation and heat can also take a toll. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can break down the binders in asphalt and fade the colour of concrete, leading to surface deterioration and a worn-out appearance. Additionally, prolonged exposure to high temperatures causes asphalt to become more pliable, resulting in deformation and rutting, especially under heavy traffic conditions. Fortunately, with the experience and knowledge of ProZone’s team, we can help prevent this deterioration from occurring in your parking lot. By regularly maintaining and repairing your parking lot, ProZone can prolong the life of your parking lot.
4) Snow and Ice Management
In Edmonton, snow and ice pose significant challenges to parking lots. Accumulated snow must be cleared promptly to prevent excessive weight and potential damage. While deicing agents, such as salt or chemical solutions, can melt snow and ice, they may also contribute to corrosion and surface damage over time, especially if misapplied. Fortunately, ProZone can assist with this by using proper snow removal techniques, including plowing, shovelling, and appropriate ice management strategies, all of which are essential for minimizing winter-related parking lot damage.
5) Seasonal Maintenance and Repairs
Given the impact of weather on parking lots, seasonal maintenance and repairs are crucial. But this is where ProZone and our all-year-round contracts can help! Our team can regularly inspect and implement proactive measures to identify and address potential issues before they escalate. In addition, we also provide parking lot cleaning and repair evaluations in the spring. By employing the services of a professional asphalt and concrete contractor like ProZone, you can ensure that your parking lot repairs are done correctly and effectively, as our team considers these weather-related challenges and your budget.
Trust the Pros for Your Parking Lot Repairs
Weather conditions significantly influence the damage and deterioration experienced by parking lots. By working with an experienced contractor like ProZone and implementing proactive maintenance strategies, property owners can ensure their parking lots remain in optimal condition, withstand the challenges of weather, and provide safe and functional spaces for years to come. Contact ProZone today to learn more about our all-year-round parking lot maintenance and repair services!