How to Schedule Church Parking Lot Paving so It Doesn't Disrupt Service

February, 10, 2022 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read

Whether your congregants walk or drive to church services, they’ll rely on a sturdy, smooth parking lot to get from point A to point B safely. Over time, your church’s parking lot will naturally wear down, requiring repairs and repaving. However, investing in these renovations can be a challenge, especially if your church holds services on a frequent basis. One the one hand, it’s imperative to provide a stable parking lot for your people – but on the other hand, parking lot paving can be a time-consuming and noisy endeavor, making it difficult to hold services without distractions. So, what’s the solution?

Here’s how to schedule church parking lot paving so it doesn’t disrupt your congregation.

Don’t Schedule Asphalt Services for a Sunday

Different denominations and congregations hold services differently, but all churches are busiest on Sundays and holidays. If there’s one day of the week you don’t want any interference at your church, then, it’s the day of rest, no matter how readily available your asphalt paving contractors may be.

Abide by Your Congregation’s Activity

If Sundays are off-limits for church parking lot paving, which days are preferable for such a project? As you might imagine, the answer to this question depends on your specific congregation. If your church holds daily services and/or is open 24/7, there will seldom be a “good time” for asphalt projects. That said, even the most accessible churches experience ebbs and flows of activity. If you’re in charge of your church’s facility maintenance, you’ll have a good idea of when things are busiest and when they’re the most calm. Use this data to inform your parking lot paving schedule. Some congregants might be around while this project takes place, but you won’t have to worry about interfering with the majority of your congregation or your church’s main services.

Ensure Overflow Parking if Possible

The duration of commercial paving parking lot repair and paving projects will vary based on several factors, such as the extent of damage, the parking lot’s size, weather conditions, and so on. Additionally, fresh pavement needs time to dry before it can be used. In other words, your church’s parking lot might be out of commission for several days. This won’t be much of an issue for smaller congregations, but it can be detrimental for busier churches. If the majority of your congregants drive to church or otherwise rely on your parking lot, it’s worth considering whether or not you can offer overflow parking in the meantime. And if you cannot offer your people access to a nearby parking lot, you might divide your paving project into multiple parts so at least one section of your lot is accessible at a time. Breaking up your paving project will cost more time and money overall, but it will mitigate disruptions at your church.

Work with a Reliable and Efficient Contractor

Ultimately, the best way to prevent major disruptions is to get the project over with as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality results. In order to achieve these goals, you’ll want to hire a parking lot repair and paving contractor that’s reputable, respectful, communicative, and experienced. At Cassidy Paving, we oversee asphalt projects for all types of facilities, including churches, synagogues, and other religious institutions. We’re well aware of how important it is to avoid interfering with your congregants or services, which is why we work according to our clients’ scheduling needs and provide the necessary resources to get the job done fast. Our results are enduring, too, so you won’t have to worry about parking lot paving again for some time to come.

Call us today at 866-978-9788 for a free estimate on your next church parking lot project.

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