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You care about your business. However, running a business has a lot of moving parts. Parking lot maintenance is incredibly important, yet it’s often overlooked.
Your business’s parking lot is both the first and last experience someone has when they visit you. It should be a reflection of who you are and what you stand for.
What is the first thing a customer or client sees when coming to your building? The parking lot. Putting your best foot forward with a well-maintained parking lot says a lot about who you are.
People you are doing business with feel they can trust you and feel welcome upon their arrival. However, a poorly maintained parking lot begins their visit with dissatisfaction. Faded and missing lines make it hard to find parking spots.
Cracked asphalt and potholes can damage vehicles and create potentially dangerous situations. You should perform preventative maintenance every 3-5 years, or more often if you see significant problems that need to be addressed.
Jvr Construction Asphalt and Concrete provides quality paving and asphalt repair services to make your parking lot both safe and attractive. They offer expert advice for every repair job with the essential skills to get the job done right.
Boost Curb Appeal
Curb appeal doesn’t only apply to homes. Businesses need to consider how they are presenting themselves from the outside. Landscaping can do a lot for your curb appeal. Unfortunately, a worn-down and ugly parking lot can eclipse the beauty of any landscaping project.
Asphalt can add to your building’s beauty, and it’s incredibly durable. But, any material can get damaged over time through wear and tear.
Seasonal weather conditions can cause cracking, taking away from your business’s beauty. By keeping a fresh, polished look you will increase curb appeal and professionalism.
Create Parking Efficiency
A business patron struggling to find a parking space will become incredibly frustrated. You may not have the ability to increase parking lot square footage, but you can help by keeping lines painted and potholes filled.
Without properly painted lines, customers and clients have to guess where parking spots should be. This usually results in wasted space. If potholes have taken over, people may avoid those spots altogether.
Also, when designing your parking lot consider the size of your spaces and ADA requirements. If drivers in your area tend to drive predominantly large vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks, consider making wider spaces.
If they drive compact cars, small spaces may be appropriate. Also, ADA laws require parking lots to provide a specific number of handicap-accessible spaces. Make sure you do your homework so your parking lot passes an ADA inspection.
A poorly maintained parking lot is a logistical nightmare. Not only do you have to keep client and customer safety in mind, but employees’ as well.
As people walk through a parking lot filled with cracks and potholes, they are faced with constant fall risks. Any injury occurring due to negligence could become your responsibility. Businesses may face lawsuits or be required to pay workers’ compensation claims.
Paying to maintain your parking lot far outweighs any risks of litigation, so do yourself a favor and don’t push your luck. Maintaining your parking lot can prevent the need for costly major repairs in the long run.
The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce unnecessary damage. Make sure you have proper drainage to reduce cracking, install speed bumps to reduce potholes and keep your parking lot clear of trash and debris. Show people visiting your business that you care about their experience from the moment they arrive.