The New England region is filled with commercial activity found in bustling cities and dynamic towns and villages alike. If you operate a business in this region, you must contend not only with high levels of traffic but also variable weather conditions. These factors are bound to take a toll on your parking lot, no matter its composition. That said, outside of the cobblestone streets of New England’s historical areas, you’ll find that asphalt dominates the pavement scene – for good reason, too.
Let’s go over the main reasons asphalt parking lot paving is ideal for your New England business.
Why Choose Asphalt Parking Lot Paving for Your Business
When your parking lot could use some restoration, asphalt paving is typically the least expensive option in front of you. No two asphalt paving projects are exactly alike, of course, so some will cost more than others. All else being equal, asphalt is usually cheaper than concrete, brick, or other pavement options. Put simply, asphalt is easier to come by and easier to recycle than these alternatives, driving down total cost. If you’re looking to bolster your bottom line, then asphalt parking lot paving makes perfect sense for your business.
All paving projects take time, but paving asphalt is a less time-consuming process than pouring concrete or laying down pavers. Any business owner worth their salt knows that time is money, so any measure that saves time is worth looking into. Proper scheduling is key when it comes to parking lot paving. It’s best to receive these services during scheduled downtime or when your operations are at their lowest levels of activity. Asphalt paving experts can help you optimize your schedule to minimize interference and maximize efficiency.
We all have different notions of what looks “good,” but there’s no denying the universal appeal of a well-paved, richly dark, smooth asphalt surface. Concrete, brick, and other materials can be visually stunning in their own right, of course. Still, if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to boost your business's curb appeal, you can’t go wrong with asphalt parking lot paving.
In our previous blog, “The Lifecycle of New Asphalt Parking Lot Paving,” we explored the typical aging process of fresh asphalt. With proper maintenance, your asphalt parking lot (or asphalt driveway paving) can endure for over two decades. After 25 years, most asphalt surfaces are past the point of repair and require complete repaving (if not additional restoration measures). This span of time is significant for most businesses (many businesses don’t last this long, unfortunately), constituting a worthwhile long-term investment.
Good for All Seasons
As mentioned earlier on, New England is no stranger to a wide range of weather patterns. Residents of this region experience all four seasons, which means parking lots, driveways, and roads must be built to endure extreme cold and heat, various forms of precipitation, harsh sunlight, autumn debris, strong winds, and much more. Asphalt is prone to damage from all these forces and more, but it’s also equipped to withstand these threats in a number of ways. The material’s dark coloration aids in snow and ice melt on sunny days by quickly warming up, and its ease of repair allows for quick fixes (e.g., crack and pothole filling) that stave off further damage. Many of these repairs can be performed year-round, while others can only be done in warmer, drier months – either way, asphalt works well in all seasons so long as it’s maintained accordingly.
Time to Pave or Repave Your Commercial Parking Lot?
Asphalt may not be your only choice for parking lot paving, but it’s probably the best for the reasons outlined here. Cassidy Paving is the premier asphalt paving parking lot expert in New England. Call us today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate on your next asphalt project.