Standing Water on Asphalt

Should you be concerned about standing water in your parking lot? The short answer is yes. Pooling or standing water is typically a sign of depressions in the surface of the asphalt and poor drainage. Asphalt is a naturally porous material, over time standing water can seep to the sublayers and slowly start breaking down the bitumen binding agents holding it all together. If moisture is allowed to stand during the winter months it could lead to more complicated issues such as potholes. If your parking is starting to show signs of pooling water it’s probably in your best interest to have a professional take a look to avoid having to make more involved and costly repairs down the line. Call Baughman Magic Seal today at (716) 836 – 8880.