Your parking lot can be an important part of your business that may not get much attention from management. This can leave the business ill-prepared when it comes time to have the parking lot resurfaced. While this can be a stressful project for a small business manager to undertake, it can be essential for keeping the grounds safe and welcoming to customers.
If your parking lot has major cracks or other damages on it, you will need to consider having it resurfaced. The resurfacing process can allow much of the damage to the surface of the pavement to be repaired without having to completely replace the pavement. Additionally, this can allow these damages to be repaired without leaving unsightly patches behind. Lastly, resurfacing will have the advantage of being a far more durable repair. In contrast, standard pavement patches will often start to fail within a couple of years.
Upgrade The Drainage
When you are having work done on your parking lot, it can be useful to dedicate some resources to improving the drainage system. Poor drainage is a leading cause of problems for parking lots as these large surfaces can easily accumulate puddles of water that may be unable to drain off the surface. By upgrading the pavement with drains, gutters, and inclines, you can more effectively direct how rainwater runs off the pavement. If you are unsure as to the types of upgrades that your parking lot needs to more effectively handle runoff, there are commercial paving services that can inspect the parking lot to determine the issues that are creating the most problems for its runoff management.
Have The Paving Done In Phases
Needing to have the parking lot resurfaced or completely repaved can be a disruptive experience for the business. However, you may be able to limit these impacts by scheduling to have the asphalt work done in a series of phases. Dividing the parking lot into sections and working on the pavement one section at a time can allow you to leave most of the parking lot available to customers and employees while still letting you get the needed work done to it. This can increase the cost of having the paving work done as it will require the contractor to spend more days on the project, but it can be a viable option for enterprises that simply can not afford to close the entire parking lot for several days.