Consider your parking lot as a client’s initial experience with your company. Why wouldn’t you want to make a good first impression?

A parking lot with potholes, cracks, standing water, orchipped curbing indicates to your customers, tenants, and employees that you are not investing in a safe environment for them. Whereas high-quality paving provides a welcoming first impression to your storefront and instantly encourages people to trust in the businesses they are patronizing.

Make a beautiful space that fosters accessibility for clients, employees, vendors, and more with the asphalt parking lot experts at Bituminous Roadways, Inc! Here are some tips for commercial retailers and property managers when deciding how to build or improve their parking lots.

New Construction

When completing your office building, don’t forget about the parking lot! Encourage your general contractor to include a solid plan for a functional, inviting lot, and make sure the grading is done correctly before paving to ensure a smooth finished project.

When paving the lot, it’s also important to create zones based on the type of traffic that will using it. If your office has a loading dock or zone where semi-trucks or garbage trucks will move about frequently, a more heavy-duty asphalt mix should be specified. Use a lighter-duty asphalt mix in areas where only light traffic or passenger cars will be.

Existing Property Repairs

Whether working with a property manager or the building owner, a quality estimator will visit and assess your site, and develop an estimate based on the condition of the parking lot. Some pavement distresses that should always be repaired and are relatively quick and easy to fix include:

  • Pothole repair
  • Cracksealing
  • Asphalt patching
  • Sweep and re-stripe  Making these repairs as soon as possible will extend the life of the pavement and correct any hazards that may be unsafe to your customers, employees and vendors.

Parking Lot Replacement

Sometimes the most cost-effective option for a retail parking lot in need of multiple repairs is a full parking lot replacement. While this may seem like a more expensive option, the benefit of replacing it is that you get an entirely new parking lot that will last you many years.

Maintenance projects can be phased according to the property's needs when working with a company like Bituminous Roadways. To make it easier for tenants, employees, and customers to access parking around the work area, we zone the lot into usable sections with minimal  disruptions to the business.

Don’t Forget About Drainage (FYI - concrete is actually done PRIOR to a parking lot being installed.)

Drainage issues can decrease the longevity of your new or newly rehabilitated parking lot. Prior to any asphalt paving, a concrete team should repair sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, and catch basins around the lot. This will ensure proper drainage and create a safe environment for your guests.

Choose Bituminous Roadways for Commercial Parking Lot Installation

Call the Twin Cities’ leader in asphalt parking lot paving! With more than 75 years of experience in the asphalt industry, let our team complete your building by enhancing your parking lot surfaces. Reach us today at 651-686-7001 or contact us online.