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Why You Need to Prep Your Lot for Winter Right Now

Bill Smith - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There are so many challenges to keeping your parking lot safe and clean when Old Man Winter hits.  

Being proactive now will help:

  • Give customers confidence they can use your lot safely.
  • Increase foot traffic.
  • Reduce long-term damage.
  • Save money spent repairing/replacing your lot in spring.


Here are 5 Ways to Prepare Your Lot Now for Winter:

  1. Apply hot crack sealant to prevent water from getting under the blacktop, which causes heaving and major damage. Hot crack sealing is not expensive and can save you thousands of dollars on costly asphalt repairs.
  2. Sweep up the leaves and other debris that has fallen this month.
  3. Make sure potholes are filled before they expand with ice freezing and thawing this winter.
  4. Mark islands, fire hydrants and other landmarks that could be obscured by snow
  5. Identify snow storage areas.

The best way to save time and money is by calling Smith’s now to set up an appointment to have hot crack sealant applied. Then, contract with us for snow and ice removal services before the first snow falls. Call us today!