Why You Need an Asphalt Commercial Parking LotMonday, March 13, 2023
When looking to pave a new parking lot at your business or repave your old one, your mind might contemplate whether to go with concrete or asphalt. Paving your commercial parking lot with asphalt is a better choice for a variety of reasons. Let’s look through the benefits of an asphalt parking lot and why it’s a better choice than concrete.
Cheaper Installation and Maintenance
Every way you look at it, paving and keeping up an asphalt parking lot is cheaper than concrete. The initial installation cost is less, and maintenance to keep the asphalt looking good and without potholes or cracks costs less, too. Plus, it’s quicker to install. This means lower labor costs for the installation and less time for the project to affect your business's downtime.
Asphalt Lasts Longer
A properly installed and maintained (seal coating, fixing potholes and cracks) asphalt parking lot will last your business for many years before needing to be replaced. Since asphalt is more flexible than concrete, it can withstand the pressures of vehicles and freezing ice better than concrete so it takes less damage. Plus, if you have seal coating performed regularly, it will assist with keeping water from seeping in and cracking it as it expands into ice.
Easy to Maintain
Not only does maintenance cost less for asphalt, but it’s also simpler and quicker, too. If you have our team of asphalt experts checks on the parking lot every spring to assess winter damage, you’ll catch minor cracks and potholes before they become a more expensive problem. Potholes and cracks in asphalt are easy to fill in and the result is a seamless surface on your parking lot. We recommend seal coating regularly, as it will help minimize the issues that ice can cause.
After 20 long years of service to your company, or maybe even more, it’ll be time to tear up the asphalt parking lot and put in a new one. But instead of having to take the old asphalt to the dump, it can be recycled! Asphalt is easily recyclable, reducing its impact on the environment. If your business strives to be environmentally friendly, then this is yet another benefit to the asphalt parking lot.
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If you want to spend less to get more out of your commercial parking lot, and you want an option that won’t hurt the environment, then asphalt paving is the way to go. And when it comes to asphalt paving, the experts at Total Asphalt Paving are your best choice. We have decades of experience with both commercial and residential asphalt paving. We can pave a new parking lot for you the correct way, so there aren’t issues from the start. Then, we can come back each year and check on your parking lot for any damage that needs to be addressed and perform whatever maintenance is needed to extend the life of your parking lot.
If you want to learn more, give us a call at (586) 752-9060 or send in an online contact form today!