Your business parking lot is a very important aspect of the exterior of your business. A parking lot doesn’t often get much thought because it usually doesn’t require weekly or monthly maintenance, but the truth is that your parking lot can really affect the appearance, curb appeal, and overall value of your business. Let’s look at a few signs that your parking lot might be in need of an upgrade.
A good sign that it’s time to upgrade your parking lot’s concrete is that it’s old. If you’ve had your business for 20 years and the concrete has never been touched up, it could benefit from replacement. Contact a local concrete contractor to see if you can get new concrete delivered right to your project’s location. They will be able to mix exactly what you need for your business so there’s no wasted material or money.
If you’re starting to notice cracks in the concrete of your existing parking lot, you should consider an upgrade. A concrete contractor can help you with getting the right materials. Cracks in the concrete will not get better on their own. In fact, cracks will actually only get worse the longer they are ignored. Moisture will seep into the cracks, and if temperatures drop, this moisture will freeze, expand, and make the cracks worse.
When potholes start to appear in your parking lot, it’s time for a retouch. This problem often signifies that the parking lot will need to be replaced. Potholes can cause damage to any vehicles that enter and drive through your lot. If you have a brick-and-mortar business, it’s important that you don’t make your customers drive their vehicles in a dangerous parking lot.
Parking lots are also at risk for sinking over time. This happens when the soil beneath the lot starts to erode. With this, there is nothing left to support the weight of the concrete. When sinking starts to occur, the concrete is vulnerable to cracking and further damage. Sinking can not only cause damage to other vehicles but also to people. You don’t want potential injuries to lead to a lawsuit. This can cause you to lose money, customers, and your reputation.
If your parking lot is old, cracked, or has potholes, it’s time to think about replacing the concrete. According to GreenBiz, every year, the world produces more than seven billion cubic meters of concrete. As a trusted concrete contractor, GFP Mobile Mix can deliver the right amount of metered concrete to your project so you only have to pay for what you use. Contact us today to get started!