As the owner of a commercial property that has a paved parking lot, you'll need to make sure that you're putting as much care and concern into the condition of that parking lot as you would for the building you run your business out of. Whether the parking lot was paved just a couple of years ago or it was so long ago that you wonder if it might be original to the site, you'll want to keep an eye out for signs that tell you it's time to pay for asphalt paving again. Here are a couple of those signs.
The Cracks Are Large And Putting People At Risk For Injury
Not only can cracks become large enough to cause someone to trip and fall in your parking lot, but potholes can do this as well. The best thing to do is to catch these small issues right away and prevent them from getting any bigger. However, you might have a few days or maybe a couple of weeks. Of course, you don't know when the cracks will get bigger so once they do, you will need to stop putting off the repairs and get that section repaired or have the entire lot paved again.
You Want To Give Your Commercial Property A Face Lift
When you go to improve the outside of your commercial property, you'll want to make sure that you're not simply focusing on the building itself. You'll want to include your parking lot in the plans. Having the parking lot freshly paved and then adding bright paint for the parking space lines and the fire department zoning area, you'll surely impress those who come by to do business with you. They might view your business as being successful because of the improvements that you are making and that can lead people to want to buy from you more often.
Make sure that you are always glancing around your parking lot whenever you go to and from your vehicle. Do this daily and make sure that you're taking a look over the entire parking lot, even if that means you have to drive around while you do it. This is important because you never know when a small, barely noticeable crack in the asphalt, becomes a huge crack that could cause someone to trip and fall. As soon as you notice any concerns, you'll want to immediately call the local asphalt contractor and schedule repair work for your parking lot.