How to Make Your Parking Lot Safer
The Right PlanA safe parking lot only comes from well thought out and executed plans. There are real reasons to be cautious about where you place your asphalt parking lot on your property. Depending on where you choose your parking lot location, it will dramatically affect the surrounding flow of traffic. If entering and exiting your parking lot is difficult, your liability as the property owner is much higher. Not only do you need to take traffic flow into consideration, but you also need to account for the appropriate amount of parking space, including ADA-compliant spaces. Your parking lot plans should also include pedestrian walkways and a seamless flow into sidewalks. These small details make your parking lot safer regardless of the season.
Parking Lot AdditionsAnother way to keep your parking lot safe is to make sure that you have it correctly striped for those walkways and parking spaces. Even in the winter, it is essential that users of your commercial parking lot paving can see the lines and park safely. Restriping is a common asphalt repair service that the crew at Cassidy Paving provides across New England. It is one of the most important additions for safety that you can invest in. Lighting is also a great way to increase the safety in your parking lot. The strategic incorporation of mounted poles in your parking lot is by far a best practice for any property owner.
Make RepairsEven if you have a well-planned location for your parking lot, it is well lit, and the striping is top-notch, you will need to make the necessary repairs to ensure proper safety. Extensive damage such as cracks and potholes can make using your lot dangerous for the vehicles and the drivers. People tend to swerve or drive precariously to avoid large asphalt potholes, which can put pedestrians and other drivers in danger. We suggest making asphalt repairs as often as possible. Because your parking lot sees large amounts of traffic throughout the year, it may be more prone to deterioration than a residential asphalt driveway. Also, be extra cautious of making any required repairs well before the wintertime since we see exceptionally harsh winters in the northeast.
Asphalt Parking Lot ProsCassidy Paving has the years of experience a well-planned parking lot requires to be safe year-round. Safety is our top priority, and we want to help you lessen any liability you can incur from having a deteriorating parking lot. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 or a free estimate anywhere in the New England area.
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