You probably never give thought to the curb and gutter outside your business or commercial space, but it’s actually important to remember and to take a look at it every so often. Keeping these areas well-maintained means preventing erosion, providing the appropriate support to the edges, and more. If you need a concrete contractor in Bel Air for repairs or maintenance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at J&A Services.
The Importance of Maintaining Your Curb and Gutter
Your curb and gutter are a financial investment, but that’s not the only reason to maintain its longevity and functionality. It also serves multiple purposes that a business owner should be concerned about.
First, it prevents erosion and protects erosion control structures. All parking lots erode over time and the key is to slow the process down, prevent damage, and prolong the surface’s material. Elemental friction, soil, and water eat at the surface of a lot. The curb and gutter system create a separation between the asphalt and the earth and leads water to collection drains. If these drainage channels become clogged, it’ll cause pooling in your lot which leads to deterioration and surface cracks.
Second, it defines parking lot and roadway edges, restricting vehicle access. Without the raised and identified border of the curb and gutter, landscaping is susceptible to damage from rogue vehicles. If the border is not maintained and dirt, muck, and debris accumulates, burying the distinctive lines, drivers may pull over the curb and damage their vehicles leaving you liable. Maintenance is the only way to ensure this doesn’t occur.
Lastly, it provides curb appeal (excuse the pun). Asphalt without the system flows outward and creates uneven edges that crack and thin out. With it, it creates a professional and finished look.
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