Your parking lot is one of the first things that customers notice about your business – after perhaps your building. People will often associate the outside look of your space with the quality of business you run. If your parking lot is falling apart, full of holes, has an uneven base, or turns into a muddy slurry when it rains, this has a direct impact on your business. People take pride in their vehicles, and if your lot takes too much navigation to get through easily, people will find else where to spend their money.
Of course, the opposite is also true. If you have a wonderfully maintained parking structure, people will either notice and remark on it – or it won’t be a consideration when needing your services. Not being a consideration is a benefit as it isn’t something they are worried about – it isn’t stopping them from coming in.
The first step in looking to upgrade your parking lot is to evaluate the current condition of it. Is it gravel? Is it old asphalt? Is it newer, but could use repairs? New lines? There are different options available to you depending on what you have to work with. Reach out to companies like Nilsson Construction Ltd, and they’ll be happy to come out and make recommendations – from a complete excavate, new base, then pave, an overlay of the existing asphalt, or a clean up and seal coat or crack sealing based on what you have. Asphalt isn’t as costly as some anticipate and is also a time saver as it doesn’t take long to complete. The impact to your business is quite minimal during the process. The care and maintenance of asphalt is also less than that of concrete, saving you in the long run as well.