Maintaining your commercial property is a big responsibility, and it doesn’t end at the front door of the building. You also have to devote some of your time and budget to maintain the exterior of the building and the land around it. You likely already have a professional landscaping company that maintains your commercial landscape, but you should also be paying attention to your parking lot. Having an asphalt parking lot is a significant benefit to your business since it gives your customers a safe and convenient place to park. It is also the first impression new customers have of your business and potential liability if it is not maintained. Read on for three important benefits of maintaining your asphalt parking lot.
Strong First Impression
When your existing or potential customers pull into your parking lot, it is their first impression. If it is dirty, unkempt, and clearly needs maintenance that it isn’t receiving, that reflects poorly on your business. Giving your customers an excellent first impression is the best way to ensure a positive start to their experience with your business.
Maintaining your asphalt parking lot means more than just repairing the physical asphalt, although that is important. You also need to make sure that the painted lines and signage look presentable and clean up the lot. All of this could help prevent accidents on your lot, which you could be liable for if your negligence caused the accident. Clear signage and lines help drivers know where they are supposed to go and park. Cleaning the lot, especially the gutters and drainage areas, helps prevent water from accumulating, which cars could skid on.
Potholes cause damage to cars, which could end up costing you money, depending on the circumstances. Potholes are a big issue for asphalt parking lots because they get worse quickly. They start as a small crack and rapidly grow to huge proportions, especially in the winter. This is because the freeze-thaw action that happens in the winter as temperatures rise and fall is what forces open the cracks and breaks up the asphalt. The best way to prevent this is through maintenance, including repairing any cracks as they appear and completing seal coating as needed.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.