Three Facts You Should Know About Commercial Asphalt Parking Lots
Your parking lot often gives customers their first impression of your business. If it’s full of cracks, potholes, and debris, those customers may form a negative opinion of your business before even stepping foot inside. Keeping up on maintenance is imperative to having happy customers. As with most things, the more you understand about your asphalt, the more you will appreciate it.
1. An Experienced Contractor Is Essential
When you want your asphalt taken care of correctly, you need an experienced contractor. Someone with professional experience has the machinery, the tools, and the know-how to get the job done right. When you hire an experienced contractor, it could save you time, money, and stress on installation, maintenance, and repairs.
2. The Sub-Base Is the Most Important Layer
Your sub-base is what holds up the entire parking lot. It’s important your sub-base is installed correctly so the structural integrity of the lot is secure. A properly installed sub-base also helps with proper drainage, and prevents sinking, cracking, and shifting.
A sub-base that is properly stabilized will also withstand changes in weather. This improves durability and increases longevity.
3. Asphalt Is a Green Product
Not many people realize this, but asphalt is recyclable and it’s actually one of the most recycled materials in the nation. 95% of asphalt that is used in projects today has been recycled from previous projects. Concrete, oil, and asphalt shingles can be reused and repurposed into an asphalt parking lot. If you have porous asphalt, it takes being green to a new level, as water runoff permeates through the surface and is introduced back to the ground where it belongs.
Learning More About Asphalt
As you can imagine, asphalt is a versatile material that is sought after for a variety of projects. Hiring a contractor, paying attention to the sub-base, and understanding the benefits of asphalt is a great place to get started with your parking lot project. Contact Azzarelli Paving & Site Development today by calling 813-296-6500 or sending us an email to learn more.