First impressions are extremely important for every business, especially when it comes to drawing in new clientele. Therefore, your current parking lot says a lot about your business. Is your lot clean and free of cracks and potholes? Or will customers feel bumps as they try and find a place to park on worn cement? From the moment your client pulls up to your building they make note of the experience. If they have to dodge a pothole to park, then perhaps it is time to make room in your 2021 budget to install a new asphalt parking lot. By doing research and becoming informed on the do’s and don’ts of asphalt installation, it will help make this process much less daunting.
We have compiled a list of three things we think every business should know before installing a parking lot:
Looking for Experienced Asphalt Parking Lot Contractors
The top-quality to look out for when choosing the right contractor for your asphalt paving is their experience doing projects of a similar size, and their focus on customer service and meeting your businesses’ needs.
Being that parking lot construction zoning laws and standards can vary in every city, it is important to get permission from the city before moving forward with any construction. Obtaining any permits that are required to install a parking lot for your business is a necessary step in the process as well. Greenway Industries is a reputable business and will know how to start your project, and can help answer any questions you may have regarding asphalt paving.
Understand the Importance of a Sub-Base
Although the top layer of your parking lot is what people will see, it is the layers underneath that could potentially cause problems if not installed correctly. That being said, proper installation is key in creating a long-lasting lot for your business. This is where the term sub-base comes in.
A parking-lot sub-base is the most important step in guaranteeing the structural integrity and proper drainage of asphalt surfaces. The sub-base not only supports the pavement, but it also helps prevent cracking and sinking of the paved surface. It needs to be able to withstand our changing climates and endure other factors that may affect its durability.
Overall, a solid sub-base increases a parking lot’s longevity and durability.
Asphalt is Not a Burden on the Environment
The petroleum that is required for asphalt is a leftover product; a by-product that would be discarded otherwise. Also, because the lifespan of asphalt paving is a lot greater than concrete, there is less of a need to demolish these sights and dispose of old paving materials. Once old asphalt is eventually replaced, the material that is removed can be reused to make new asphalt.
Here are the three Green Methods that Greenway Industries Implements:
Asphalt Reclamation: is the process by which asphalt is pulverized and reintroduced into the existing base. By using this method, pavement does not need to be hauled away.
Asphalt Milling: is the process by which asphalt is profiled to the desired depth. This is cost-effective and environmentally friendly because we take the milled asphalt and haul it off to an asphalt production plant.
Material Recycling: is the process in which asphalt, concrete, rock, brick, and earth are hauled off-site to Greenway’s material recycling facility. It is then mixed to create a product that is suitable to reuse as a base material for driveways and parking lots.