High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

When You Need To Repave Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you own property with a parking lot, you might come to a point when you have to decide whether you need to repair and seal it, or have the pavement redone completely. There are some cases where sealing is no longer going to cut it, and you need to hire a professional paving company to come in and repave the parking lot. The following includes information about when you need to have the parking lot repaved.

There Are Divots

When deciding if you need to have the parking lot repaved, you will likely start by seeing how much damage is there. Among the different forms of damage, pivots tend to be some of the worst and hardest to repair. Divots are not actual holes in the asphalt, but areas where the asphalt is starting to dent inwards in that area. They tend to occur when a heavy vehicle is in the same spot for a long period of time, which causes it to eventually create stress on the area below the tires, and then cause the divots. When there are divots, it might create large water puddles, which further cause more damage. If you see divots in the asphalt, it is time to contact a professional and ask them about having the parking lot repaired and repaved.

You See Alligator Cracks

Another area of damage that might lead you to having the parking lot repaved is when there are alligator cracks, sometimes called crocodile cracks. These cracks show a pattern of multiple cracks around a designated area, which is often from overuse and age. While having just a few cracks in the pavement could be easy to fill and simply seal, alligator cracks tend to increase in number and severity. By this point, it is best to just have the pavement redone by a professional. Keep in mind that smaller cracks can lead to alligator cracks when they aren't repaired soon enough, so if you see smaller cracks, now is the time to fill them.

Multiple Potholes Are Forming

Also consider calling a professional to repave the asphalt parking lot if you see potholes. These holes not only make it inconvenient for vehicles when driving over them, but they can gradually increase in size and cause a lot more damage. If you catch the holes quickly enough, you can have a paving company fill the holes, then repave the parking lot so you don't have to deal with them anymore. Visit http://www.lakeridgepaving.com for more information. 

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23 July 2016