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Why Asphalt is the Best Pavement for a Business Parking Lot

Real estate professionals often talk about the “curb appeal” of a residential property. But the curb appeal of your business is important as well. Even if you never intend to sell your company, how it looks to your customers from the outside is an important first impression that could mean the difference between the customer actually coming in to buy your products or services and that customer deciding to look elsewhere. Your parking lot is part of that first impression that you present to customers, which makes a well-maintained parking lot a good investment for your business.

If you’re looking for a cost-efficient, durable and attractive surface for your company’s parking area, asphalt is the best choice. Here’s why:

  • It lasts. If you care for your asphalt parking lot on a regular basis, it can last for many years. Some of the preventative maintenance required includes: keeping it swept off and free of debris; filling cracks and potholes; and seal coating it to guard against water damage, harsh UV rays, and the effects of oil and other substances leaked onto the surface by vehicles.
  • It’s safe. Lot markings painted onto asphalt are much easier to see than they are on other types of pavement. It also provides a less skid-prone surface for vehicle tires. And, when graded properly, asphalt allows for better water drainage, which means less splashing from vehicles driving through puddles and making it safer for pedestrians.
  • It’s quiet. In fact, asphalt has been shown to be much quieter than other surfaces, with the noise from traffic being reduced by as much as 50 percent over other types of pavement.
  • It’s a good investment. Not only is asphalt an economical choice for commercial parking lots, it also boosts your property value! Upgrading the exterior of your business with an asphalt parking lot (among other improvements) can increase your property value by 5% or more.
  • It’s easy to care for. Asphalt requires a minimal amount of maintenance. By simply keeping it clean, repairing cracks and potholes, and seal coating as needed, your asphalt pavement should hold up for several years.If you need to resurface your parking area, or if you’re considering effective ways to upgrade the exterior of your business, remember asphalt! This surface really does offer so many benefits to business owners: it’s safe, quiet, durable, economical, sustainable, easy to maintain, and will increase your business property value all at the same time.