4 Factors to Consider Before You Install a Parking Lot

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Whether you manage an apartment complex, a retail unit, or a government building, you want your clients to access to your facilities with ease. When the time comes to install a parking lot on your property, consider the following factors:

Asphalt or Concrete?Parking Lot paved with asphault

Both asphalt and concrete are acceptable options-but they also feature some key differences.

Choose asphalt if the following factors matter most to you:

  • If you are on a tight budget. Asphalt is the most cost-effective paving option.
  • If you live in a cold climate. Asphalt provides easy snow removal and withstands low temperatures without cracking.
  • If you want easy maintenance. Asphalt can be repaved without requiring complete replacement.

However, you should choose concrete if the following situations apply to you:

  • If you live in a warm climate. Concrete is the preferred pavement choice of sunny, temperate areas.

Lighting Options

Choose lighting that illuminates the entire parking lot, not just one tiny corner, and that shines on your building. Remember to check with your city or county for electrical lighting regulations before you schedule installation.

First Impressions

More often than not, your parking lot is the first point of contact for potential customers and clients. If you want customers to trust your business, or your tenants to feel at home in your properties, take the steps to build an aesthetically pleasing parking lot.

Traffic Flow

The best parking lot designs include a clear pathway into the parking lot towards the building’s front doors. They also clearly indicate the best route to leave the parking lot after customers have finished their business indoors.

 

Once you’ve chosen your paving material, call our professional estimators at Bituminous Roadways about the best way to get started.

Bituminous Roadways, Inc.
(651) 686-7001
1520 Commerce Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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