Yearly upkeep on parking lot maintenance offers plenty of benefits to commercial property owners.
What happens beneath an asphalt parking lot will certainly affect what happens at the surface. That’s because asphalt requires a strong base.
Your asphalt carries the weight of the world on its shoulders (well, maybe not the world, but definitely a lot of heavy vehicles). Think of a good subgrade like a great friend asphalt can always rely on for support and to help carry that weight. A bad parking lot base is like a friend who can’t be counted on and who may even stab your asphalt in the back.
If you’re ready to update your existing commercial parking lot or install a new one, you may be comparing the pros and cons of concrete and asphalt parking lots.
The best choice depends on:
- Heavy-duty traffic vs. average traffic
- Regional weather patterns
- Ongoing maintenance
Here’s an easy breakdown of the benefits of both.
Yes, we’re blessed with some of the best construction professionals in the business. But we at Park Enterprise Construction Co., Inc. wouldn’t be where we are today - after nearly 30 years in the business - without a little help from our friends.
Details are critical. Missing the mark by an inch or even a few degrees of temperature can compromise the structural integrity of your asphalt. Weakness will lead to cracks and crumbling -- leaving you to return for a potentially costly repair, overlay, or new paving years earlier than typically necessary.
Topics: Asphalt Paving
Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published on April 19th, 2018 and was updated on July 16th, 2018.
You might not think much about it, but your commercial parking lot is absolutely part of your customer's first impression. In fact, your customer’s experience with your business doesn’t start in the store. It starts as soon as they drive into your parking lot!
Civil construction projects require honest and upfront communication of your needs and how the contractor proposes to meet them. Both sides should come prepared to hammer out dirty details to achieve a squeaky clean project in the end.
Putting off routine maintenance WILL cost more in the long run. Instead of small maintenance tasks, you’ll need to completely replace your asphalt parking lot. This is expensive for a few reasons:
- Paving an entire parking lot is expensive. Period.
- Having sections of your parking lot (or the whole lot) unavailable can deter customers.
- You may have to temporarily shut down your business for the paving process.
- You’ll probably have to pay for patches and emergency maintenance before you can actually get it repaved.
- It’s rare (but possible) that you can run into liability issues if someone injuries themselves or damages their car due to your poorly maintained parking lot.
Click here for a printable parking lot maintenance checklist!