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Has it been some time since your business last repaired its parking lot? You may not think your lot impacts your business that much, but its condition is part of a customer’s first impression of your business. Here are some telltale signs you need to update your commercial parking lot.
Large Crack Lines
Every parking lot will experience cracks and chips. Concrete is one of the best materials for parking lots, but even it can start to develop cracks after extended periods of use. If your parking lot has too little or too much moisture, these conditions can cause damage to the surface and the earth underneath. Over time, cracked pieces of concrete or asphalt could shift and become uneven, which poses tripping and falling hazards for your staff and customers. Don’t wait until cracks become an even bigger issue. Instead, schedule parking lot repairs or resurfacing to eliminate them and make your lot look new.
Warping and Water Pooling
Over time, your parking lot surface can warp from the straight, flat ground it started as to a lot filled with dips and pools. Several factors can cause warping, including heavy trucks and machinery parking in the same spots or erosion due to rainfall. Warped lots can cause water to pool and also pose hazards for pedestrians, so you should schedule repairs for your lot as soon as possible when you notice these signs.
A Lack of Parking Spaces
Does your parking lot constantly run out of spaces for customers or staff? If you’re constantly struggling with a full lot, you may want to consider expanding it or upgrading to a multi-level parking facility. There are many modern parking facilities that use mechanical parking technology to stack cars in vertical arrangements, which provides room for even more storage spaces.
Faded Paint Lines
Finally, one of the easiest ways to tell when your parking lot needs an upgrade is when your paint lines start to fade. Customers won’t know where to park or which directions to follow if they can’t see your lot’s paint lines. Inspect your parking lot and line conditions regularly so that you know when to reschedule your painting service.
Remember these signs you need to update your commercial parking lot the next time you complete your lot inspection. If you notice any of these signs of damage, schedule repairs or renovations for your lot immediately to avoid as much downtime as possible.