If you are a business owner that is looking for a practical, affordable way to give your small business an edge- a parking lot may be just what you’re looking for. After all, a parking lot is something that all businesses could benefit from. This is an investment that will benefit you for years into the future and gives you a return on your investment fairly quickly.
Your parking lot is the first thing your customers see when they enter your property, so you want it to look nice. The experts at Capital Paving and Sealcoating understand this, which is why we highly recommend asphalt for parking lot paving.
In this article, we’ll explain the top 7 reasons we feel you should choose asphalt over other options.
Top 7 Reasons
There are many reasons why you should choose asphalt for paving your parking lot. We will explain the top 7 below:
Asphalt is versatile
Regardless of the size of your business, asphalt can be used. It can be used for highways, driveways, parking lots of all sizes, and even track beds to create a stable base for heavy cargo trains or high-speed passenger trains. It is also used around the world for erosion and flood control, as well as water storage.
Asphalt is safe
Asphalt is smooth, which allows vehicle tires to have superior contact with the surface, and open-graded asphalt allows water to drain away from the surface, reducing splash-back from vehicles. This drainage also reduces ice build-up during the winter, which reduces the risk of slip-and-falls on your property. Finally, asphalt offers higher visual distinction for markings and skid resistance.
Asphalt is quieter
Asphalt is much quieter than other types of pavement, such as concrete or gravel. In fact, research shows that, when the pavement is asphalt, traffic volume is reduced by 50%, or 3 decibels.
Asphalt is sustainable
Asphalt is one of the most recycled products in America, which reduces the need for new materials in installations. By using recycled materials, the cost can be reduced.
Asphalt has a long lifespan
When you properly maintain your asphalt parking lot, the lifespan of the surface increases. Proper maintenance includes:
- Crack filling
- Pothole repair
Asphalt is easy to install and maintain
Asphalt is easy and quick to install and requires very little maintenance. This means that you can keep your parking lot accessible to your customers.
Asphalt increases property value
Your parking lot is the first thing your customers see when they enter your property- so you want it to look nice. Research shows that asphalt also increases property value by up to 5%. Additionally, when you choose porous asphalt, you save money on installation, improve curb appeal, and also improve your carbon footprint with green infrastructure.
Asphalt is budget friendly
Asphalt is much more budget-friendly than other paving options, such as concrete or gravel. Asphalt costs less per square foot and it takes less time to install. You will have to spend some on maintenance costs, but overall asphalt is much cheaper.
Let Capital Paving and Sealcoating Install Your Asphalt Parking Lot
If you have a business in Anne Arundel County, let Capital Paving and Sealcoating help with your paving needs. We offer a variety of services including asphalt installation, sealcoating, repair, and more. We understand that your parking lot is the first encounter that your customers will have with your business, so it’s important to make sure it’s a good experience.
We have been in business since 1956 and have been serving this area for more than 20 years. We have the experience and expertise to make sure that your parking lot looks great for many years to come.