So, you just bought a property and the parking lot needs serious help? Then it’s important that you repair the asphalt as promptly as possible. If you allow the damage to sit, it will only grow worse, and in our fluctuating Minnesota climate, further deterioration won’t take long to set in.

What should you do to fix an asphalt parking lot that’s in terrible shape? You’ll find several action steps below.

Schedule a Free Consultation

The first thing you’ll need to do for a deteriorated parking lot is schedule a consultation. One of our Bituminous Roadways Maintenance Estimators will come out to  assess the property and  will alert you to any and all issues your pavement currently has. Our estimators will also provide you with asphalt repair and maintenance recommendations to get your parking lot back in usable and safe shape. 

Our estimators will assess the following:

  • Thorough visual assessment of existing surface distresses
  • Photos and written descriptions of the observed distresses, along with insight into their potential causes
  • A pavement condition rating on a scale of 1-10
  • ADA compliance check
  • Core distress inspections and assessment of prior asphalt maintenance actions

Schedule Asphalt Repairs

After you get the results of your consultation, follow the asphalt repair and maintenance recommendations provided by your paving expert. Depending on the current condition of your parking lot, you may need one or a combination of the following asphalt repairs:

Make Sure Your Parking Lot is ADA Compliant

After addressing all necessary asphalt repairs, you’ll need to ensure your parking lot meets Minnesota state ADA requirements. Any time you update your lot, those updates can render it non-compliant, which means you may need to restripe, designate new handicap parking spaces, or implement new pavement markings in the appropriate areas. Our estimators will do a quick assessment, however, if you need a more in depth look into your ADA compliance, we can recommend a company to assist you.

Consider Parking Lot Resurfacing

When the surface of your parking lot is in really bad shape and smaller asphalt repairs won’t address these major  issues, you’ll likely need to opt for an asphalt overlay, also known as resurfacing. If there are considerable potholes, cracks, and other forms of deterioration, milling may also be required. This service grinds off the top layers of asphalt to leave room for a new asphalt layer to be installed.

Seriously deteriorated parking lots that have already been resurfaced in the past can usually benefit from both milling and an asphalt overlay.

Request a Free Parking Lot Paving or Asphalt Maintenance Estimate From Bit Roads

If your Twin Cities parking lot is in poor shape, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Bituminous Roadways for a free asphalt consultation and estimate! As a property owner, it’s in your best interest to handle asphalt repairs as promptly as possible to prevent further pavement deterioration and maintain a positive public image.

To set up a consultation or learn more about how we can repair your parking lot, feel free to call our Mendota Heights office today at 651-686-7001. You can also request a consultation and estimate online, and we’ll be in touch!