If you own or manage a commercial carpark, you may not be sure where to start when it comes to ongoing maintenance.
The maintenance of your carpark is not something to be overlooked. It can lead to costly repairs later down the track and you could find yourself with an unsightly-looking space. Your unmaintained carpark could also become an occupational health and safety issue, which increases the risk of accidents happening on your premises.
This article will give you everything you need to know about commercial carpark maintenance and how to keep users safe.
What steps can you take to make sure your carpark is safe?
To avoid carpark accidents and collisions—due to tyre slippages, awry pedestrian traffic, and vehicles driving the wrong way—it’s crucial to make sure of the following:
- Reduce the chance of accidents by applying a hardwearing and slip resistant sealant.
- Make sure all line markings are clean and clear.
- Clean your carpark on a regular basis.
- Be sure to incorporate a clean, well-marked path from your carpark to your building entry.
How do you stop your carpark’s surface from being slippery?
To make sure the surface of your carpark is free from that all too common slip-factor, a suitable concrete seal is essential. By applying a slip-resistant impervious coating to your carpark you can ensure that its surface is safe for all vehicles to navigate, lowering the chance of accidents.
The best part is that anti-slip treatments such as these can be applied to both new and old carparks, allowing both well-established and freshly created areas to reap the benefits.
What causes tyres to squeal on carpark surfaces?
You are most likely familiar with the sound of a squeal on a carpark surface, but have you ever stopped to consider what causes it? The reason behind this noise is the friction between the highly sealed concrete and your rubber tyres, as the two surfaces experience almost 100% contact as cars turn their wheels. This effect is not only offensive on the ears, but it also damages the surface of the carpark.
To avoid this problem a penetrating sealer treatment can be applied to your carpark’s concrete floor.
How do you make sure your carpark is durable?
If your carpark is not properly maintained it can cause all kinds of headaches for you and your business. Common carpark concerns include structural erosion, unclear and faded line marking, and leakages.
When concrete is worn down it becomes far more susceptible to water infiltration, especially if you are yet to treat its surface with an appropriate seal.
Whether your carpark is underground or open air, preventative maintenance is key to making sure your carpark lasts and looks better for longer. To ensure your carpark stands the test of time, make sure you:
- Apply a hardwearing and slip resistant sealant to your carpark surface.
- Sweep your carpark regularly to avoid the buildup of abrasives such as sand, gravel, and dust.
- Regularly reinstate and maintain clear line markings in your carpark.
To learn more about how Cotewell can help you to update your commercial carpark, get in contact with us today!
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