1 | Clean Up
Before the first snow, do a walk-through of your commercial property or parking lot and make note of anything that can catch on a snowplow blade. Look for large debris like branches and rocks, chunks of concrete, and even large gaps in your asphalt. If these items freeze to your pavement and a snowplow clips it, it can cause further damage to your parking lot! While you’re cleaning up, be sure to remove any additional refuse like leaves, pine needles, and trash. This kind of ground cover can collect and hold moisture over your asphalt for long periods of time, potentially weakening the surface.
REMINDER: Fresh snow or snow build up can quickly cover objects on the ground, creating tripping hazards for your employees and customers and can cause costly damage to vehicles. Try to keep your parking lot clean in-between snowfall to save yourself trouble down the road.