If you’re like most business owners, you’re always looking for ways to save money. One way to accomplish this is not to install drainage in your parking lots! You might be thinking, “drainage isn’t necessary; my lot never floods.” Well, think again! Without installing drainage, your parking lot will quickly become a muddy mess resulting in severe damage to your car and property.
In this blog post, ABC Asphalt, Inc will discuss the consequences of not installing drainage in your parking lot. Stay safe and dry – install drainage today!
Why do you need proper drainage in parking lots?
Water can wreak havoc on your property in a variety of ways. You’ll have a big problem if water seeps into your asphalt instead of flowing off your lot.
Believe it or not, your lot is already ready for destruction even before anybody lays the first asphalt. Water flows from high elevation to low elevation, and this isn’t going to change because you’re creating a parking lot. Low elevation land that has been exposed to years of water flow will have unstable soil. That’s nothing you can do about it, but it’s something you should be aware of.
Water that accumulates along the lot’s surface after the asphalt has been put might cause severe damage to your asphalt. Water damage ruins the cohesive quality of your asphalt.
Poor or no parking lot drainage allows water to soak into the asphalt, separating it from the stones.
Pooling Water Issues:
Rutting might form in your parking lot if there is standing water. These are depressions along heavily trafficked portions of the lot. Raveling is another possibility. The upper layer of asphalt has disintegrated. When the binder travels closer to the surface, bleeding is also possible. Cracks in the asphalt surface may also emerge due to water pressure caused by improper parking lot drainage.
A parking lot with poor drainage might sustain severe structural damage. Standing water erodes the surface covering and travels deep into your parking lot. If it reaches the subgrade, structural problems will emerge that you will not be able to notice. Under the car’s weight, the asphalt might entirely give way and collapse. Alternatively, big potholes and low places might emerge across the parking lot.
Threat to People and Cars:
Water endangers your parking lot and the people who walk and drive over it. Standing water, potholes, and sinkhole can all be dangerous to individuals and cars. These injuries and property damage can lead to expensive claims. You will lose money, customers, and reputation if an injury or damage happens due to parking lot drainage issues. Don’t allow this to happen to your parking lot.
Allow ABC Asphalt Inc. to address your lot’s problems immediately so that they do not worsen in the future. Take advantage of our expertise and highly trained commercial concrete or asphalt contractors in Denver, CO.