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Signs Your Business Needs New Asphalt

The asphalt in your company parking lot and walkways is integral to how you present yourself to customers.

Around 42,000 Canadians are injured each year in slip-and-fall accidents. If your asphalt parking lot is full of bumps and cracks, these accidents will likely occur. When they do, you're the one who will be held accountable.

It can be tough to tell when you need asphalt parking lot repair. Today, we'll let you know some of the main signs that parking lot maintenance is in order. Fortunately, quality asphalt paving and repair is a call away, so keep reading and learn how to keep your asphalt in tip-top shape.

Parking Spot Lines Are Gone

When the lines in the parking lot are fading away, customers won't know where to park. This creates a chaotic situation in your parking lot that prevents you from getting the maximum number of customers in your business.

There's also a psychological effect to having painted lines. When drivers can clearly see crisp painted lines, they're going to drive more carefully and safely. Painted lines fade over time as UV rays damage the asphalt, and cars drive over it, so new paving and a sealant are the best move.

Too Many Potholes

Potholes can be dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians. These gaping holes in your asphalt paving are created by groundwater penetrating the asphalt, causing expansion and contraction.

Large potholes present major issues for vehicles, causing flat tires and even structural damage. For pedestrians, it's the smaller potholes that pose the biggest riskf they can't see them, it's easier to trip and fall.

When you've got too many potholes, you know it's time for parking lot repairs. At Alvi Paving, we can replace your entire parking lot and improve the drainage so you don't have as many potholes in the future.

Uneven Pavement

Uneven pavement often has the same root problem as potholes. Water causes the ground to shift and create huge depressions in your parking lot. In Ottawa, uneven pavement is particularly dangerous during our frigid winters.

When you have large dips in your asphalt, you're going to end up with pooling water. In the winter, this water freezes over, and you end up with large patches of ice. If you don't promptly melt the ice, you've got a major hazard on your hands.

Huge Cracks in the Asphalt

Cracks are another big issue that indicates the need for parking lot repair. It's common for cracks to form, especially in older parking lots. There's nothing wrong with the asphalt; it's just wear and tear, but when they show up, you need to schedule repairs.

It's easy for a professional paving company to repair cracks. You'll be left with a parking lot that looks professional and safe for your customers.

Call Alvi Paving for Asphalt Parking Lot Repair

If you see any of these issues with your asphalt, it's time for asphalt parking lot repair. Calling a reputable paving company to fix your parking lot is a lot better than having a customer injure themselves trying to get into your business.

Alvi Paving has been helping Ottawa residents and businesses with their asphalt paving needs since 1963. Contact us today to schedule your parking lot repair and protect your business and customers.


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