First impressions are important, and what is the first thing your customers notice when entering your business lot? Everything! From the holes in your parking lot to the uneven sidewalk to the landscape design, every external aspect of your business is noticed. There are plenty of aspects you should know about your commercial parking lot before you get started, but if you realize you need to start making some major or minor improvements, we can guide you.
By making these adjustments, you’ll be able to increase the value of your property, increasing the overall curb appeal. Having good curb appeal means you care about your business and its appearance, which can only mean that you’ll care about your customers and their satisfaction. Check out our tips to improving your business’ curb appeal.
Clear and Visible Parking Lot Lines
Parking and road stripes on and around your businesses’ lot should always be clear and visible. This makes your business look professional, while also showing customers you regularly maintain your property. If it snows, it’s essential these lines are visible for safety precautions. If your lot is too large to hand shovel, consider hiring on a commercial snow removal company to assist you.
Pavement Cleaning & Maintaining
Regular pavement cleaning can be beneficial for aesthetics and even improve water drainage. Well maintained parking areas and sidewalks are a key to attracting customers. Cleanliness ranks as one of the top factors in determining where people shop. Many people consider exterior cleanliness to be as important as interior cleanliness. Utilizing a street cleaner regularly may benefit your company.
You may also experience problems with puddles forming in your asphalt. This type of damage can be identified as rutting, raveling, or poor drainage. It’s best to have a paving company first determine the main cause of the formation of puddles before you take the matters into your own hands.
Sealcoating is an affordable protective coating that gets sprayed and spread over your parking lot to help extend the life of the surface asphalt. If your lot has cracks, you can benefit from seal coating and crack filling in the way that it provides a cost efficient solution to preventing future damage and covering current cracks. Sealcoating protects pavement from UV rays, oil, chemical spills, and more. It will also accelerate the rate of snow melting.
First impressions are everything, and people will remember a jagged walk-way up to your front entrance. Having a neat and clean walkway in front of your business is another important aspect of curb appeal. Walkways lead a potential customer to your business, so keep them in good shape. Weeds and cracks in walkways should be dealt with as soon as they are noticed in order to avoid future structural problems. Major or minor faults in your walkways can be improved upon by a professional masonry contractor or a company that specializes in concrete flatwork.
Maintaining Curb Appeal
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! These tools will improve your business’s curb appeal, however, for long term success, these must be regularly maintained. This also means painting the exterior, upkeeping flowers and lawn work. Make it a habit to periodically check the outside of your business for damage or areas that can be upgraded. Spotting and fixing problems early on can help you avoid a costly repair such as water repair in the future.
Ready to Increase Your Business’ Curb Appeal?
If you’re looking for ways to increase your business’ curb appeal, start with our tips. Figure out which aspects of your external building or property need improvements, and begin there. If you need assistance with parking lot maintenance, masonry or even snow removal, our experts at Greenway Industries can help! We’ve provided professional paving services for Greater Danbury for over 35 years. Call us today at 203-885-1037 to receive a free quote!