As a busy multi-family housing property manager, you understand efficient management is crucial to the success of your property.
Winter is almost here! Is your parking lot ready for the elemental impacts the season will bring? Snow and ice are two of the biggest threats to your parking lot. When snow and ice melt, the water doesn’t just rest on the surface, it can seep down into the subgrade and refreeze, causing massive structural damage to your paving installation. Below, we will discuss the steps you can take to ensure your parking lot is prepared for winter weather.
If you own or manage a property in Boston or any other city in the northern half of the US, you may be wondering if you still have time to sealcoat your parking lot before winter arrives. A fresh sealcoating will protect your parking lot from the damaging effects caused by weather and sunlight, as well as keep your parking lot looking fresh.
Your parking lot can often become an afterthought when considering ways to refresh the look of your facility, but often, your parking lot is the first impression you make when someone visits your property. You don’t have to settle for the same boring parking lot design and layout that your customers see in every other parking lot.
As a facility manager or business owner, you should always strive to improve the overall experience of customers and employees visiting your facility. I say overall, as you should consider improvements for both the inside, as well as the outside of your facility.
In most new parking lots, you expect to find that rich, black asphalt with bright, freshly painted lines, but often, one aspect of a parking lot is overlooked: drainage. Perhaps the most important aspect regarding the longevity of your parking lot, drainage will determine the ability of the pavement to withstand the harsh effects of traffic and weather.
A reactive maintenance plan requires something to go wrong or break down before the issue gains attention. When an asset malfunctions, a maintenance technician will identify the issue that occurred and take steps to restore the property to an operational condition. However, if maintenance issues begin to pile up, and when left ignored, can lead to catastrophic damage that can only then be repaired by full reconstruction.
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