A poorly maintained parking lot is an eyesore that can reduce the appeal of your property or, worse, cause injuries due to a tripping hazard like potholes or bumps.
But did you know that if your parking lot isn’t up to code, there are severe consequences for property managers who may be held responsible?
Garden State Paving & Seal Coating, LLC has written this blog post to share five ways to improve your parking lot!
Regularly inspect the pavement surface in your parking lots for damage. Look at loose or spalling asphalt around curbs caused by heavy vehicles driving over them repeatedly, cracked or crumbling asphalt that suggests damage beneath the surface, and standing water that may freeze into an ice sheet. These are all issues you can take care of with a quick repaving job. For areas where loose pieces of asphalt pose a hazard, fill them in with new asphalt before they become dangerous!
Ensure your parking lot is adequately lit, so people aren’t tripping over anything at night. Poor lighting makes it difficult to see potentially hazardous objects. It makes it more difficult for other tenants or workers to be seen by drivers leaving the parking lot after dark – increasing the risk of accidents. If you need some additional light fixtures to brighten up parts of your lot that are currently too dark, try calling a local lighting store for pricing.
Nothing says ‘welcome’ quite like well-placed signs in your parking lot! When designing or updating signage, ensure sufficient contrast so drivers can easily see letters. Also, keep in mind where you want to place each sign – to help drivers find their destinations with ease while being careful not to distract them too much from the road ahead.
Clean Up Graffiti
If you see any spray paint vandalism taking place around your property, do everything in your power to stop it. If you don’t, your once clean and vibrant parking lot will be filled with graffiti markings, which can distract drivers from their surroundings and lead them to make careless driving decisions. Not only should you remove any spray paint as quickly as possible, but also consider investing in anti-graffiti coatings or paints for any future incidents.
If your business relies on deliveries and loading trucks frequently, then your parking lot might become congested at times. When this happens, many drivers begin double parking. Installing bollards will give those workers a safe place to pull over as needed without disrupting traffic flow or creating dangerous conditions for other drivers.
Parking lots are an essential part of any business. They do not have to be an eyesore, so you must take all measures necessary to keep them in good condition. With some simple and affordable ideas, you can significantly increase the quality and safety of your premises.
Garden State Paving & Seal Coating, LLC serving Moorestown, MJ, is here to help you with all of your parking lot needs. We offer simple and affordable ways to improve both the aesthetics and safety of your premises. You can get your free quote now!