You might not be aware of this, but site drainage is an essential part of the makeup of your parking lot. If the lot is well-sloped, water will naturally drain away on its own so it doesn’t become a source for premature pavement failure. For safety reasons, though, most parking lots are relatively flat. The flat surface can possibly lead to standing water, which can turn into a potential problem for you.
When water remains on a paved surface, it can seep through the asphalt—since this is a porous material—and compromise the subgrade below it. Living in West Michigan, you’re probably well-aware we can certainly face cold temperatures in the wintertime. This is great for those of you who enjoy snowmobiling or skiing, but it’s not good news for water that has seeped down below the surface.
As water undergoes various cycles of freezing and thawing, it causes space to grow between the asphalt surface and the subgrade below. If you’ve ever wondered why West Michigan has so many potholes in the springtime, well, there’s your answer.
Potholes in public roads are enough of a nuisance, but the ones in your parking lot become a liability issue for you. They can potentially cause injury to pedestrians and damage to vehicles. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to ensure a safe environment for visitors.
Why Choose Stripe A Lot for Your Drain Repair
Stripe A Lot performs exceptional asphalt repair work to address any potholes and cracks in your driveway or parking lot, but we also perform drain repair so water is properly channeled and drained. Further, we install and repair your drain covers the right way the first time. If you contract us to do the drain work in the first place, you can avoid the need for extensive repair work.
When not installed properly, drain covers can sink and become hazardous to vehicles and pedestrians. As a business owner with a parking lot, this is the last thing you need to worry about. Don’t trust your drain installation and repair to just anybody – have our highly-trained professionals do the job right the first time.
If you are having issues with water in, on, or around your driveway or parking lot, Stripe A Lot is the company to call. We specialize in water management and are able to develop a proposal to address your unique driveway concerns. Water run off points and down spouts are taken into consideration when planning the layout and drainage system for your driveway.
We offer full-service asphalt services, including drain repair, and Joe and Nick are personally involved and oversee every project. Our business is not only family-owned and operated, we are also the leaders in the West Michigan pavement industry. We take the time to evaluate your project and provide an accurate assessment of what you actually need, without trying to sell you on a bunch of unnecessary services!
You want your property to look its best and need it to stay safe for any visitors or customers to your home or business. Hire us to do your job and you’ll find out why Stripe A Lot has been West Michigan’s first choice in asphalt services for over 30 years! Contact us today by calling (616) 772-2559 and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about your parking lot or driveway drain or asphalt project.