Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Things to Know about Parking Lot Installation

Owning a property of any size is a big responsibility. There are countless factors to consider when optimizing your space for whatever purpose. Your thoughts are naturally drawn to the building and how to make it functional, stylish, and maintained well. You may give some attention to the landscaping, signs, and utilities. Do you give much time to the parking lot? While it may seem like an insignificant part of the property, a parking lot can say a lot about a property and its owner. Large parking lots with ample room for any sized vehicle send a message of wealth and easy functioning. Smooth, even parking lots give the impression that you care enough about your property to maintain every aspect of it well, even down to the parking lot. No one wants to drive over bumpy surfaces with gaping pot holes. You can improve your property immensely by laying a new, beautiful parking lot that will send the impression you want. Your customers and patrons will be grateful you did. For Grand Rapids parking lot installation, you should find an experienced contractor and get a free estimate of services. You might be surprised how affordable a new, black asphalt parking lot can be.
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Installation and Repair

Whether you need to fix your existing driveway or install a brand new one, it’s important to know about proper asphalt installation and repair. You’ll know if your parking lot needs repairs if you see cracks, bumps, standing puddles, etc. For new parking lots driveway, a bobcat may be necessary to remove the existing parking lot if there is one. They can also help prepare the site by removing rocks, boulders, roots and stumps. Gravel is laid and compacted with a roller to a get a smooth, even surface. Next, a thin layer of asphalt is applied and the parking lot is again compacted. If you prefer, it’s possible to pour a layer of asphalt over an existing parking lot so you don’t have to demolish the old lot. This does tend to raise the level of the lot, so be aware of how it may change gutters, driveways, etc. Parking lots do require some maintenance. You may need to periodically repair cracks and holes because of normal wear and tear, especially in areas with lots of snow and ice. Plows tend to create potholes and damage parking lots. Every few years, you should apply a sealant to protect the surface and keep it looking good and functioning well. Improve your property today with Grand Rapids parking lot installation for happier cars and happier people.

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