By Kelly Combot, Commercial Estimator, Marketing Manager
As the leaves begin to change and fall, you may start to inquire about commercial snow removal services for your commercial lot, walkway, and steps, but you’d be skipping a whole step if snow removal is your first priority.
It’s just as important to prepare your lot and sidewalk for the cold weather and snow as it is to maintain it once the white stuff starts coming down. Here’s how to get your property ready for winter.
Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere!
The first step to preparing your commercial lot, walkway, or steps for winter is to clean it up and keep it clean. Take a leaf blower and get rid of debris, dirt, and leaves, and pick up and properly dispose of any and all trash.
If your lot is quite messy, call Superior for a quote on commercial parking lot sweeping. Cleanliness will help you spot any existing damage early on so that you can deal with it before the snow falls.
Fix it up
Low areas that hold water will turn into ice patches that can cause potential hazards for staff and customers. If your lot features potholes, alligator cracks, and chipped curbs, get it fixed promptly. Repairing deficiences prior to snowfall will help prevent further damage throughout the winter as temperature changes and the pressure of traffic can exacerbate existing impurities.
The other upside to repairing damage before winter hits is the ease of repair at that point. If your lot becomes increasingly destroyed over the course of the season, you may have no choice but to seek out a temporary, cold weather fix. More permanent repair isn’t impossible during the winter, but it’s much more difficult. If a temporary repair has to be made, then you’re paying for that plus the permanent fix once weather allows.
Superior Asphalt has the equipment and expertise necessary to assess the damage to your lot or sidewalk and to apply the best fix for your specific situation. We’ll see you through the season and beyond.
Get your lot fixed as soon as possible so that you can get it permanently fixed the one time.
Fill ‘em and seal ‘em
Any existing cracks should be filled before winter. Temperature changes during the season will cause any moisture beneath the asphalt to expand and contract, which weakens the surface and may lead to even larger cracks or buckling. Get them filled early on to prevent further damage.
While asphalt is water-resistant, the freeze-thaw cycle can still be damaging, which makes seal coating an ideal way to protect your pavement even further. Superior can help by applying a dark seal coat to your lot, which not only protects the surface but absorbs more heat from the sun, causing snow and ice to melt more quickly than on other surfaces.
Put it on the books early!
As fall rolls into winter, Superior’s calendar starts to fill up with snow removal clients, so it’s best to schedule your snow removal as soon as possible in order to secure your spot. We frequently check our clients’ lots in the winter, especially after significant accumulation, when there’s blowing snow, and when winter storms occur.
Contact us today to learn more about our snow removal methods and we’ll offer a quote and the snow removal plan that best fits your needs. For your convenience, we offer hourly, monthly, or seasonal rates.