Why Asphalt is the Preferred Parking Lot for Businesses

Are you looking for a practical and cost-effective way to give your small business an edge? Installing an asphalt parking lot is a great way to take a feature all businesses need and get the most return on your investment. An asphalt parking lot is an investment that will provide you with long-lasting benefits, and will end up paying for itself!

As we all know, first impressions are important. Before your customer even sets foot into your building, they see and drive on your parking lot.

That being said, what does the current state of your driveway or parking lot say about your business?

If it’s unflattering, consider the benefits of asphalt pavement:

1. Versatility

No matter how big or small your business, asphalt can play a role. It can be used for driveways, highways, parking lots and even for track beds that provide a safe base for high-speed passenger trains or heavy shipments. In addition, asphalt pavement is used worldwide as a solution for water storage, flood control, and even erosion.

2. Safety

The smooth surface of asphalt pavement allows for superior contact between vehicle tires and the road. Open-graded asphalt allows water to drain through its surface and off to its sides, decreasing the amount of splash made by vehicles. Water drainage also means that there will be less ice during cold seasons, resulting in a lesser chance of people slipping and falling on your property. Asphalt also has better skid resistance, as well as a better visual distinction for lot markings.

3. Noise Reduction

Simply put, asphalt is a very quiet pavement. Traffic volume is reduced by half, or about three decibels when the surface is asphalt pavement.

4. Sustainability

Asphalt pavements are one of America’s most recycled materials. Asphalt is able to be reused/renewed, which reduces both the initial cost of parking lots and the need for new materials.

5. Longevity

The life of the asphalt parking lot, driveway or highway will increase with preventative maintenance. Maintenance includes:

  • Sealcoating to protect the asphalt against UV rays, water, and other surface pollutants
  • Crack filling and Pothole repair to keep damages from expanding
  • Sweeping and cleaning to keep the asphalt looking its best

6. Timely

Asphalt can be installed quickly and requires minimal maintenance, which helps you keep your parking lot open to customers.

7. Increased Property Value

Improving the exterior quality of your property can provide an increase in its value by up to five percent. When you go green using porous asphalt you can not only can you save money on installation, but you can also increase your property value through curb appeal and the use of green infrastructure.