If you are opening a business then you have many preparations to make. The inside needs to be ready by opening day, you need your advertising in place to drive customers to you, you need inventory and equipment, you need staff who are trained and ready to go, you need a big sign in place to show people where you are, and you need an inviting parking lot. Learn why a nice commercial asphalt parking lot may be better than some of the other options you might be thinking of:
Dirt parking lots
There are a lot of drawbacks when it comes to having a dirt parking lot. For one thing, when anyone drives across your dirt parking lot, they will leave with a car that's dustier than when they entered and most people won't appreciate this, including your staff. There can also be rocks in the dirt that can pose a risk of tripping to those walking across the parking lot. Dirt will turn into mud when it rains and you can end up with puddles and holes.
Concrete parking lots
New concrete parking lots can have a nice, white look to them. But, they will more than likely end up looking dirty not only from dirt, but also from anything that gets spilled on it. It can easily be stained by oil and grease that gets dripped on it from any of the cars that use the parking lot. Also, the parking space lines on concrete won't be very noticeable, since the white or yellow paint commonly used to paint these lines won't stand out much.
Asphalt parking lots
When a commercial asphalt company gives you an asphalt parking lot, you will have a nice looking and smooth parking lot. The black color will hide dirt and grime well. Also, the porous nature of the asphalt means much rainwater will be absorbed instead of turning into mud and puddles. The parking lot can be kept fresh and new looking with routine seal coating applications in the future. Another great thing about going with an asphalt parking lot for your business is that the white or yellow paint that is used to paint the parking spaces will really stand out and this can help to prevent issues with cars accidentally bumping into other cars when they are moving about the parking lot to park.
Talk to a commercial paving service for more information.