For many, the holidays offer a time to get away from work for a while. That said, there’s also a lot of business to be done during the holidays. As a new year approaches, many companies start seeking new investors around this time, and client activity can surge during the holidays as well. If you plan on hosting holiday events for your clients, partners, and investors, you want your property in the best shape possible -- this all starts with your parking lot. After all, you can’t make a strong positive impression if your guests have a hard time parking or comfortably walking from the lot to your entrance. While a full parking lot paving job will have to wait until spring, there are still ways to improve and maintain your parking lot’s appearance during the holidays and throughout winter.
Here’s how to make your business parking lot appealing and safe for clients and investors during holiday parties and beyond.
How to Make a Business Parking Lot Appealing
Don’t Let Snow and Ice Cover Your Parking Lot
In New England, there’s a good chance snow will fall near the holidays. Though there’s no telling how much snow your area will receive this year, it’s best to be prepared for the worst. Significant snowfall doesn’t just threaten your asphalt’s integrity -- it also creates safety hazards for both driving and walking, reducing visibility and traction. Make sure your guests arrive safely by investing in reliable commercial snow removal services. These contractors can plow, shovel, and blow snow away, as well as lay down de-icing agents that prevent freezing without damaging your asphalt. Inspecting and repairing your parking lot’s drainage system is also key in reducing the negative impact of snow and ice this winter.
Patch Parking Lot Potholes and Cracks
It might be too cold for asphalt contractors to repave your entire parking lot, but this doesn’t mean you should simply leave those potholes or deep cracks alone. If your parking lot is in disrepair during winter, you can still invest in temporary but effective patching solutions. When properly installed, these cold patch repairs should last throughout the season until it’s warm enough to invest in more comprehensive parking lot repair. In other words, a cold patch isn’t perfect or permanent, but it will do the trick to keep your business parking lot appealing and safe for your clients and investors this holiday season.
Hire Professional Asphalt Services -- Don’t DIY
Budgets can become tight towards the end of the year, motivating some go-getters to tackle renovations on their own. While a DIY approach can work for certain repairs, parking lot maintenance is better left to professionals. In our recent blog, “Why It’s Best to Hire a Contractor and Not DIY With Asphalt Repairs,” we explore how sticking with the pros can help you avoid costly errors, save time and resources, and reveal underlying issues of which you were previously unaware. Asphalt services may be somewhat limited during the holidays and winter more broadly. But if you want your parking lot to look its best and withstand ongoing environmental pressures, you’ll want a professional in your corner.
Impress Your Business’ Holiday Guests with Professional Parking Lot Maintenance and Repairs
This holiday season, give your clients and investors reason to believe in your business with a sturdy, beautiful parking lot. The experts at Cassidy Paving work year-round to provide our customers with the best asphalt services for their needs. Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next asphalt project.