Why and How to Maintain a Commercial Parking Lot

As a business owner or property manager, the accessibility and safety of your commercial parking lot is paramount to running a successful organization. When a customer wants to visit your business, their first impression is the condition of your commercial lot. They will likely take notice of the ease, accessibility, safety and condition of your commercial parking lot, so be sure to provide the proper maintenance to this area. 


Commercial Parking Lot


You may be wondering why it’s best practice to maintain your commercial parking lot. As mentioned above, a commercial parking lot is your company’s first impression to your customer. It’s good practice to regularly inspect your parking lot for issues that your customers may notice. We recommend surveying the area once per month and taking note of any issues that have arised, so you can address them in a timely manner. Set a reminder on your calendar to walk your commercial parking lot space and identify any lingering issues, like potholes, cracks or areas of damage that a professional paving company can address. 


Your commercial lot undergoes many stressors throughout the day, like vehicle weight, foot traffic, and even inclement weather like snow and ice. It’s important to keep in mind that these stressors will affect the overall lifetime of your commercial parking lot. Regular maintenance can help you avoid a headache in the future and also save money on your commercial parking lot. Here are a few tips to better maintain your commercial parking lot:


  • Proper Drainage: Be sure that your commercial parking lot has the right drainage systems installed, ideally when the parking lot is being constructed. With inclement northeastern weather, like snow and ice, it’s important to make sure that the melting snow and ice does not wreak havoc on your commercial parking lot. Properly installed drainage systems will help water drain away from your parking lot, not collect over it.
  • Keep Up with Debris: During bad weather, material from your surrounding landscape may find its way onto your parking lot, like tree limbs. Always be sure to regularly clear your parking lot of debris to prevent further damage.
  • Address Damage in a Timely Manner: This is a very important tip. While damage to your commercial parking lot can seem like a headache, you want to address it as soon possible. Get ahead of the damage and call a professional paving company to fix any potholes, cracks or damage to the surface as soon as possible. Letting damage “pile up” can lead to issues with the foundation in the long run. 


Work With Pro-Pave, Inc. To Waterproof Your Building:


Whether you’re building is old or new, it should be properly assessed for waterproofing. Pro-Pave, Inc. has established a reputation as one of the Washington, DC area’s most reliable commercial waterproofing companies. Since 2001, Pro-Pave has provided asphalt paving, concrete paving, and property maintenance services to various customers, including churches, colleges and universities, retailers, HOAs, and more.


We are always up to date on the latest ways to maintain a commercial building. To find out more about how we can help you, contact Pro-Pave today. Visit our website, or give us a call at (703) 433-9500.


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