Maintained Parking Lots Increase Curb Appeal and Safety
Have you ever driven up to a place of business and been skeptical because of the condition of the parking lot? Parking lot safety hazards could prove to be a liability to business owners and clients. Customer service begins when a potential client views your property for the first time. Consider ways you can put your best foot forward. Commercial work such as replacing old concrete, filling potholes, seal coating asphalt, and striping your parking lot adds to the overall appeal of your business.
The professionals at Better Homes and Gardens suggest that curb appeal should be “transitional.” Therefore, the process of attracting a customer begins first at street level. First impressions are sometimes final. Great impressions are more likely to attract the business and clientele that you seek. Curated and tidy business areas display pride of ownership, and relay the message that the property is being well cared for. A property that appears to be well taken care of may also serve as a deterrent for delinquent activity.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “More than 1 in 10 property crimes occurred in parking lots or garages.” The Bureau also states that 39% of those are likely to take place in a commercial area. Therefore, being pro-active rather than reactive may help prevent your place of business from being a statistic. Parking lot maintenance is also critical to the welfare and safety of pedestrians during inclement weather. Well-kept parking lots and sidewalks may indeed help prevent unnecessary crime and injuries from occurring. If you’re interested in finding out more about how to increase the curb appeal and safety of your current parking lot give us a call and we’ll be glad to help! We look forward to hearing from you.