As a property manager or owner of real estate, you have probably noticed that most of your maintenance or repairs of your parking lot follows winter and early spring. Repairs are made during the colder months, but they may not last, especially if fluctuating temperatures and moisture continue to impact the asphalt. If you’ve wondered about the effects of cold weather on your commercial lot, this information explains why asphalt is vulnerable to damage from the rise and fall of temperatures.

Weather Circumstances

Wet weather conditions, combined with cold temperatures, are the main cause of most of your asphalt problems. A big drop in the mercury makes the asphalt contract, which in turn weakens it, leading to cracks and potholes. When moisture from freezing rain, hail, or snow gets underneath, the damage worsens, creating a real headache for property owners or managers. This also reduces the lifespan of the asphalt.

Plow On

Snow plows also create damage on your commercial lot. Constant friction from a snow plow and shovel can wear on the crackseal and sealcoat of your lot.  Although snow plows are a necessary evil; you still need to keep your lot clear to avoid slip and fall situations and car accidents.

Contact the Experts

When your asphalt lot has damage, it is important to get it repaired before it leads to a bigger problem, and becomes a liability. By getting your asphalt lot repaired and sealed, it protects your commercial lot from winter weather and low temperatures. If your lot is in need of a repair or you need a professional to advise you on the best course of action to upgrade your lot, contact T & K Asphalt Services, by calling 781-524-7107 or sending an email to to handle your asphalt needs.