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.
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!
Editor's Note: This blog post was originally posted on March 30th, 2018 and was updated on July 16th, 2018.
Potholes in Central OH are a fact of life. Well, in reality, they can pop up pretty much anywhere there’s enough water to erode your asphalt and sub-base, coupled with enough traffic to speed up the destruction.
As another harsh winter comes to an end, commercial property owners now should begin looking at some parking lot maintenance tactics to repair the damage. After all, your lot is typically the first physical and visual point of contact customers and visitors have with a business or organization. Not to mention, potholes can be a serious legal liability if people are injured or vehicles incur damage on your property.
Commercial property owners typically begin a strong push for site improvement as winter ends and the weather permits spring construction.
You may be looking to repair damage to your asphalt parking lot after a harsh winter. Or perhaps you see this spring as an ideal time to upgrade your stone parking lot into an attractive asphalt lot. Either way, here are some great parking lot design tips to consider as the weather in Central OH breaks.