First impressions can strengthen a property’s reputation. A clean, tidy presentation shows you care about how others perceive the property you manage and demonstrates that you put time and effort into property maintenance. Properly maintained commercial parking lots are crucial for making a great first impression. 

Regular maintenance can keep commercial parking lots safe and attractive. You will impress tenants while saving time and money on significant repairs. Learn more about what regular asphalt maintenance can do for commercial properties.

What Are Regular Asphalt Maintenance Procedures? 

There are a few different ways to protect asphalt year-round. Some standard maintenance procedures include: 


  • Sealcoating: Sealcoating asphalt involves spreading a tar-like substance across the entire lot, protecting it from premature cracks.  
  • Cleaning: Regular cleaning protocols can keep debris from damaging asphalt and create a clear space for vehicles. 
  • Pothole repair: Patching potholes requires filling the hole with fresh asphalt and ensuring there are no cracks. 

All of these practices can prevent extensive repairs down the road. Finding the right balance of these services can benefit an asphalt lot in many ways. 

Benefits of Regular Maintenance

There are quite a few reasons why we recommend regular maintenance to property managers. Scheduling routine maintenance can:

1. Extend the Life of Asphalt

Regular maintenance checks and procedures identify and prevent cracks, holes and wear. Without proper care, surface cracks can reach down to the foundation, which can lead to replacing the entire lot. With regular inspections, minor issues can be fixed before they become serious. Having a regular maintenance routine can keep asphalt looking and working great for years before it needs replacement, which minimizes the downtime and expense that come with waiting until a major repair is needed. 

2. Save Money in the Long Run

Repaving a lot is significantly more expensive than patching a few cracks. Following a routine maintenance schedule will save money by avoiding these large repairs. Instead of paying to repave the entire lot, pay smaller, regular installments to keep tenants happy and stay on top of maintenance throughout the year. 

Small cracks and repairs are normal and even expected. A great maintenance plan can prevent serious repairs and maintain an attractive, safe parking lot. 

3. Prevent Closures

If you let damage build up over time, you may have to close the lot for a hefty repair. A closed parking lot can interrupt daily workflows for yourself, tenants and other staff. Regular maintenance checks are fast and efficient, meaning you can stay up and running for a long time. 

Schedule Routine Maintenance With ToriTom Services 

Finding a qualified asphalt company can keep all asphalt in great shape for years to come. ToriTom Services is a trusted asphalt and maintenance provider for commercial properties. We are transparent about our pricing and services, so you know exactly what to expect when you work with us. 

We offer on-site quotes and estimates for asphalt maintenance services. To find out more about our available services, contact us online to speak with an expert or schedule a no-obligation, free quote.