5 Ways to Protect Your Asphalt Parking Lot in Central Oregon

Asphalt parking lots should always be kept in good condition for the benefit of customers and the overall experience vehicles will have in the area.


The good news is that there are several steps that owners can take to make sure their parking lots stay looking great and avoid damage as much as possible in Central Oregon.

1. Hiring a Cleaning Service

Asphalt parking lots do their best when they are cleaning according to a schedule that keeps them clear of debris and dust. Local companies can provide parking lot cleaning services that will take care of the job – this also makes it easier to spot problems or decay that need to be addressed immediately and helps prevent issues with mold or general unsightliness.


Oil and other liquid spills, on the other hand, should be dealt with ASAP with a quick cleanup to help prevent long-term staining and damage to the asphalt.

2. Plan for Winter Maintenance

Central Oregon winters tend to fill parking lots with layers of ice and snow, which can cause problems over time and introduce parking difficulties and dangers. It’s no surprise that a lot of damage can occur during these times, especially as water melts and re-freezes every night.


The best cure for this hiring an additional service in winter to remove snow from the parking lot before it can cause as much damage.

For mild snowfall and freezing, using ice melt is also an option, but always talk with a professional about what kind of ice melt to use, so you avoid problems with runoff or corrosion.

3. Talk About Sealcoats with a Professional

A sealcoat adds a new layer to the asphalt surface to help protect it from cold and UV radiation, and prevent or delay damage. There’s some misinformation about sealcoats out there, so always talk to a professional asphalt service company about sealcoats and when they should be added.


Keep in mind that a timely sealcoat can help prevent certain types of damage but won’t do much to help an already damaged or cracking parking lot.


Tri County’s professional asphalt repair in Central Oregon is a better option than trying to seal up the damage, and we can talk about adding a sealcoat afterward, too!

4. Keep It Dry

An asphalt parking lot should never have pools of standing water from melting snow or rain: If you see any, that’s a sign that the parking lot needs to be cleaned, as well as a drainage inspection to see what’s going on.

Every well-designed parking lot should have an effective drainage plan.

5. Manage Shipments and Heavy Loads Carefully

Many asphalt parking lots aren’t designed for extra-heavy vehicles like carrier trucks. If you are getting shipments or other heavy vehicles in your area, instruct them to stay off the customer-facing parking lot as much as possible.


Remember, if your asphalt parking lot is already experiencing damage, it’s important to schedule an inspection and potential repairs before it grows worse – or becomes a hazard to employees or customers. Tri County Paving is your experienced asphalt paving company in Central Oregon waiting to help, so let us know what we can do!


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Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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