Damaged pavement can easily dissuade potential clients and customers from working with or purchasing from a business, and it may also pose a safety risk for visitors and employees. Maintaining the parking lot is a necessary element of every company’s exterior maintenance plan and A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing provides the greater St. Louis area professional services to help.
Asphalt Maintenance is Necessary for All
Whether overseeing a school, hospital, big-box retailer, grocery store, gas station, apartment complex, or other commercial venue, property managers should make asphalt maintenance a priority.
Regardless of climate, all asphalt pavement deteriorates over time. As pavement ages, cracks can start to develop and damaged areas appear. Cracks in the pavement allow moisture to filter through the surface, which then diminishes the integrity of the pavement. Potholes, cracks, and other surface blemishes emerge, resulting in a parking lot that looks unprofessional and unwelcoming.
Keep Up Your Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is an important form of subliminal advertisement for any business. A customer’s first impression of a business can make a significant impact on whether they choose to buy goods or services from that business. A customer greeted by a professional, clean parking lot is more likely to feel confident in their choice to patronize that business.
Prevent Potential Damage or Injuries
Aside from the aesthetics, blemished pavement can expose pedestrian and vehicle traffic to potential harm. Wheels caught in potholes can cause expensive damage to vehicles. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the average repair cost after a vehicle hits a pothole is $306. Additionally, hitting a pothole or swerving to avoid one can cause a crash and personal injuries. These are incidents businesses can help to prevent through simple maintenance.
By having an experienced asphalt contractor assess a commercial parking area and develop a maintenance plan, businesses can proactively prevent injury and expensive damages – all while improving their curb appeal.
When considering aesthetics and safety, maintaining and repairing asphalt is a key consideration for any business. A few minutes invested now in a contractor can prevent expensive damage in the future. To learn more, contact us today!