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Is Your Commercial Parking Lot Terrible? Fix It Before It Costs You

by Ryan Wright

If your staff or customers are griping and angry because the parking lot is so damaged, you may want to get it fixed before you have to pay more money than you want to. Repairing the parking lot before you end up with a bill on your desk is the best way to protect your business, and it's going to improve the value of the property at the same time.

Asphalt is easy to use when you want to pave over old concrete or old asphalt because you don't have to remove the existing parking lot. Here are a few reasons to consider repairing the property.

Avoid Injury Claims

If you have cracks and holes throughout the parking lot it can cause people to trip and fall, or it can cause vehicles to jerk and hit people or other vehicles. If there aren't lines, people may drive where pedestrians are walking or they may drive through parking spaces quickly.

This could put you at the risk for a parking lot injury lawsuit. You don't want to be liable for an injury on your property, and a freshly paved parking lot with properly marked lines should prevent tripping or confusion while driving.

Prevent Damage Compensation

Big pot holes and cracks may require you to pay for damages to your staff's and customers' vehicles. If they end up with a flat tire or damaged car part because of the parking lot woes, they may expect you to pay for the bill.

Improve First Impressions

When someone pulls up to your commercial property, they are going to check out the exterior of the building and they will look at the parking lot. If the parking lot is worn, damaged and unmarked, people may think the business doesn't pay attention to detail or that they don't take care of their property and business. You want people to see a freshly paved and painted parking lot that is smooth and flawless.

Have multiple paving companies come to your property to give you an estimate for the project, and ask them how long it's going to take to get the project done. You don't want to put your business at the risk of having a parking lot injury or accident that could cost you a lot of money, and your commercial property insurance provider should be notified when you invest the money in the new parking lot. This may lower your rate, and the value of the property should be adjusted. Contact a company like Hals Construction to get started.