The parking lot is the first opportunity for your business to make a positive impression on your customers. Although, it is often overlooked, maintaining the parking lot is important for your business, so ensuring it is safe for your customers is essential. Repairing cracks, potholes, and drainage is an easy way to improve the curb appeal of your business. The good news is that when a parking lot shows wear and tear, cracking, or standing water, it doesn't necessarily mean it must be replaced. Resurfacing a parking lot is a great way to boost your curb appeal without investing a lot of money. Here are a few reasons to consider contacting a commercial paving company to resurface your parking lot.
Prevents Vehicle Damage
The last thing you want is for your customers to have to weave and dodge potholes in your parking lot. If they hit a pothole, it may damage their tires and/or vehicle frame. Even customers that are walking or riding a bicycle can hit a pothole, which can result in personal injuries or damages to their bicycle. Not only can damages and injuries lead to unnecessary costs out of your pocket, but they are aren't the best way to build a loyal customer either.
Improve Your Company Image
A smoothly sealed parking lot can help bring customers into your business and it helps to keep your property value high. Having routine parking lot maintenance by professional commercial paving companies can relieve your worries about losing customers and help your business to continue to thrive. Replacing a parking lot can limit your parking spaces and may take several weeks to complete, but if resurfacing is possible, you may be able to be open for business throughout the process. Resurfacing also typically takes less time to complete.
Making small repairs, such as repaving, is less expensive than having to replace the entire parking lot. Repaving is an economical way to maintain the parking lot, and if the repaving is done by a professional commercial paving company, the repaving should last for another 10 years minimum. Repaving reduces the risk of the pavement deteriorating over time, so there will be fewer cracks and potholes that may interfere with your customer's ability to safety drive on and park in your parking lot.
One of the most important reasons to consider repaving is for liability reasons. As a commercial building owner, you are responsible for keeping your parking lot well-maintained in order to avoid a lawsuit. If a customer damages their vehicle or suffers a personal injury resulting from large cracks and/or potholes in your parking lot, you will be held legally responsible for the damages. It is your responsibility to ensure your parking lot is safe and functional for your customers. Having the repaving done by a commercial paving company will help to ensure the task has been properly done and that the parking lot will be safe for use.