The state of your parking lot is the first impression a visitor gets of your business. Whether you frequently welcome new customers or receive clients at the office, you should keep this area pristine to highlight your professionalism. Here are a few tips to ensure the property stays both visually appealing and safe.
How to Care for Your Company’s Parking Lot
1. Clean Frequently
Dirt, plant debris, and litter can diminish the visual appeal of your property. Make a habit of frequently cleaning the lot to keep your business attractive.
Pick up trash, sweep, and hose off dirt, mud, and oil stains left by vehicles. Removing accumulation also helps prevent water pooling that could eventually lead to cracks.
2. Have Minor Damage Repaired
When cleaning the parking lot, visually assess the pavement. If you see cracks, small potholes, and crumbling asphalt, call a paving contractor to have repairs performed.
By tackling these issues early on, you save money on greater repairs and eliminate the risk of needing to repave prematurely. Plus, you won’t have to stress about customers or employees experiencing tire damage as a result of parking conditions.
3. Repaint Stripes
Parking space lines can start to fade due to sun exposure, inclement weather, and dirt from car tires. Repaint them when they look faint to refresh the appearance of your lot. Clear marks also reduce the risk of drivers parking crookedly, freeing up valuable space for other customers.
4. Schedule Sealcoating
Sealcoating blocks water, ice, oil, grease, and ultraviolet (UV) rays from permeating the pavement, reducing the risk of cracks, stains, color fading, and potholes.
To extend the life span of your lot, have this service performed every one to two years. Afterward, the asphalt will be attractively dark as well.
If your commercial property needs paving services, count on Grey-Ruso Construction. From their home base in Queens, this family-owned and -operated company has served clients across all five boroughs of New York for over 35 years. Using state-of-the-art equipment, they’re committed to providing cost-effective, timely solutions that exceed expectations. Call (718) 358-1836 to receive a free estimate, or visit their website for more information on their work.