Commercial Road Surface Maintenance Guide
Have you ever imagined what the world would be like without roads connecting us with the places we need to go? This form of surface is a fundamental part of infrastructure within the United Kingdom and without it, the world would be a very different place. From the morning commute to work to the weekly food shop, getting from A to B is just something we take for granted, therefore, we must understand how to maintain these roads we rely on so heavily.
Whilst road taxes will help fund the upkeep of public roads there are often times where these responsibilities fall into your hands. An example of this could be if your workplace is based on a large plot of land with a private road leading up the building or you have a car park. If this is the case it’s up to you to help ensure these road surfaces are looked after.
Investing In Road Surface Maintenance
Roads are often the last thing on your mind when it comes to investing in the future of the business. Whilst a physical workplace has not been a huge part of the business over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic its extremely important that you are ready for the return back to the workplace. Failure to maintain a road surface around the business can lead to a whole range of problems from damaging employee vehicles to negatively impacting first impressions of new clients coming in to visit for the first time.
Surface maintenance is all about spotting the early signs of wear and tear and addressing them before they develop into a larger problem. In simple terms, the money and time you invest today could save you a substantial amount of money in the future. In this article, we will be exploring the best avenues to go down for road surface maintenance.
Improving Road Drainage Systems
The majority of weathering on road surfacing is from water. In the winter the sub-zero temperatures can lead to potholes and cracks developing in the surface and in the wetter months of the year, poor drainage can lead to the surfaces becoming waterlogged. By maintaining your drainage systems these problems can be easily resolved, this could involve clearing blocked drains or in some cases replacing them if they are not effective at managing the water building up in and around the surface.
Addressing Potholes And Cracks
These have to be some of the most obvious types of wear and tear that can form on surfaces here in the United Kingdom. Potholes and cracks form when water is absorbed into a surface and freezes, this leads to the water expanding and forcing the surface to crack or receed which creates potholes. Addressing these cracks as soon as possible is key for preventing them from developing as if they are left to develop they can grow into a much larger problem resulting in a larger area of the road needing work in the future.
Refreshing Car Park Markings
For businesses such as retail stores that have large numbers of customers visiting each day, its key that traffic can flow safely around the premises. Car park markings are an extremely effective way for achieving this, by refreshing these thermoplastic markings every couple of years you can help maintain clear parking bays and keep customers flowing in and out of your premises smoothly. Not only will this help to prevent accidents in the car park but it will also improve the customer experience for everyone who visits.
Costs Involved With Road Maintenance
Repairing roads surrounding your workplace is a great investment for any business that plans to stay in the same location long term. Often the work involved can be costly but if done correctly and general wear and tear are spotted in the early stages it can be resolved before developing into a much larger problem. To get an accurate quote for work make sure you speak to a local surfacing contractor.