As a management tool this plan enables you to plan your pavement maintenance so you can maintain your parking lot in the most cost-effective way. PMP is a planned, systematic, long-term approach that ties together all the various maintenance and rehabilitation options under one plan.
First we take inventory of the lot by measuring and recording what we find. Then we assess the condition of the asphalt and rank the defects and recommend repairs. These repairs are ranked from the most cost-effective to least cost effective not just worst area to best. In many cases, it is more cost-effective to let certain defects go a year or two and repair other defects in the meantime. That is because some repairs—rather than fix a defect—will prevent more costly defects from occurring.