As business owners and homeowners, we sure have lists of projects and improvements. You can prioritize to get the important ones done first. But as paving experts, C.H. Paving & Sealcoating, in Morristown, NJ, strongly advise you never to delay any pothole patching job.
People’s Safety is Your Responsibility!
Potholes don’t seem like a big deal, do they? Cars drive over them, making sure their wheels avoid getting sucked in. However, these potholes can cause safety concerns for pedestrians also, like slipping, tripping, and falling.
You will need to call in professional contractors like C.H. Paving & Sealcoating to address these pesky potholes as soon as possible. It is more than just aesthetics. Keep your visitors, residents, and ultimately, your business safe with quick, nip-in-the-bud, and a-stitch-in-time-saves-nine style repairs.
Repairing Potholes Saves Money
When potholes go unaddressed, they can lead to more severe damage. By neglecting the potholes, the area continues to erode and expand, potentially causing additional vehicle damage as well as parking area devastation.
Repairing a single pothole is much cheaper than replacing a large part of the parking area and the repair costs of cars that have been damaged by driving over them.
According to Hartford, a leading insurance company in the U.S., pothole damage is one of the most common damage claims they process.
Improve Your Business’s Curb Appeal
When they arrive at your company, the first thing customers notice is the parking lot. If it’s full of potholes and cracks, potential consumers will form a wrong impression.
Potholes are unsightly and reduce the value of your business by lowering customer traffic. They also show that you’re unserious about protecting your customers from potential injuries, which can put people in danger and maybe a potential lawsuit in the future.
Tips to Prevent Pothole Formation
It’s not that hard to prevent potholes and cracks from developing. Here are some easy ways to maintain your parking lot:
1) Know where potholes are most likely to appear; areas with high traffic and extreme weather will show signs of wear and tear faster than the other areas.
2) Fill cracks or holes up to 3/8 of an inch using a hot mix of asphalt. Do this as soon as a crack develops, so the crack doesn’t grow more extensive and profound.
3) Seal cracks that are larger than 3/8 of an inch by filling them with cold mix, which you can purchase at any hardware store.
4) Sweep your lot regularly to remove any debris or rocks that could cause more damage.
You wouldn’t want those pesky potholes to ruin your business, right? C.H Paving & Sealcoating, serving Morristown, NJ, is here to ensure your parking lot remains pothole-free. Get your free estimate, and we’ll come flying to save your day.