Are snow covered and slippery roads our biggest concern this time of year? For some, it may be. For most of us in New England, and other cold weather locations, the vote may go to potholes and the potential damage caused from pavement issues.
Now that spring is here, the mindset of a property manager sometimes has to shift from a well-organized, proactive plan to handling the emergencies that popped up as the seasons transitioned. But we can’t forget about our budgeted projects for the rest of the year either! Finding that balance between immediately repairing liabilities and planning cost-effective care for your pavements is where a professional all-in-one contractor comes in.
Recap below of an excellant article by Jessica Stoikes from Pavement Maintenance and Reconstruction - What Causes Asphalt to Crack and Pothole in Winter and How to Fix It. Perfect timing with the winter season now coming to a close.
Bob Pappalardo of U.S. Pavement Services is featured in the March - 2015 edition of the New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) with an article that evaluates low cost asphalt repair options and winter maintenance.
Now that the snow has finally melted, one might think that retail and commercial parking lots will finally be clear. No liability hazards, no spaces occupied with piles of snow, nothing at all, really, to worry about.
Except when you pull into the lot you find it gray and grizzled, riddled with cracks, warped frost heaves and potholes. Sand and dirt cake the surface. The curb is in pieces and gravel has dumped out. In a few months, the winter has done to parking lots and property what a group of vandals couldn't do in a year. There's not much to be done, one might think, but repave the whole th