How Keeping Up on your Commercial Parking Lot’s Maintenance Can Save you Money


How Keeping Up on your Commercial Parking Lot’s Maintenance Can Save you Money

If you’ve been putting off your parking lot’s maintenance because you don’t want to spend the money, stop. Every day your lot goes without the repairs and maintenance it needs, you actually increase the amount of money you will have to spend on the parking lot.

How? It’s just like your car – you can avoid costly repairs and replacements by taking care of your vehicle with regular alignments and oil changes. Your commercial parking lot is no different; if you put in a small bit of time and effort on a regular basis, you can extend its life and avoid being hit with a large bill at once. A few important pieces of regular maintenance to perform for your parking lot include:

  • Repainting its marks when they fade.

  • Unclogging its drains, especially after large storms.

  • During the winter, spreading salt to avoid ice accumulation.

  • Repairing broken curbs.

  • Cleaning the parking lot regularly and checking for oil stains. Oil can make the asphalt soft, creating a risk for further damage.

  • Resealing the parking lot’s asphalt every few years.

One of the biggest ways a poorly maintained commercial parking lot can cost you is through premises liability claims. You are responsible for providing a safe environment for all visitors to your property, and that includes keeping the parking lot safe. An injury suffered from a trip in a pothole, a broken curb, or a collision caused by a poorly marked pathway can all leave you liable for the victim’s damages, which could be tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Call Marino Paving today to discuss your parking lot’s routine maintenance and get a work assessment based on its current condition.

The Value of Keeping Up Bank Parking Lots

You would assume that banks understand the value of a dollar – yet many bank parking lots seem to be vastly undervalued with little or no money being spent on ‘preventative maintenance’.

Just like a car or a house, a parking lot needs to ongoing preventative care, especially here in the Northeast with the large swings in temperature putting stress on paving.

And, of course, from a fiscal point of view, parking lots and sidewalks are usually the second largest capital expenditure for banks – and they will see an immediate return on their investment when their customers feel valued that they took the time and effort to make the surroundings as nice as possible.

Bank customers appreciate driving into a well-cared for parking lot with clear markings, and walking up to the front door on a smooth, level sidewalk. While a great looking landscape is good, there is also the safety factor. If your parking lot or sidewalks have large cracks in them, they pose a safety hazard – especially for ladies in high heels! Also, it is a good idea to check and make sure that your handicap parking stalls are ADA compliant.

Call Marino Paving today to get an assessment of your parking lot. Remember, regular maintenance will prolong the life of your parking lot and save you money in the long run!

Parking Lot Maintenance is Important

Have you ever pulled a string on a sweater? When you do that, it creates a hole that keeps getting bigger and bigger! Just that same type of thing begins to happen when a parking lot or large paved area gets a crack in it. The paving begins to deteriorate as moisture gets under the pavement and the weather causes freezing and thawing that expands and makes the crack larger.

Once an actual hole appears in the pavement, the deterioration begins to speed up and the pavement will begin to crumble. However, there is an answer. If you do regular maintenance and catch the crack before it becomes a hole, you can slow down the deterioration.

Crack sealing is the first line of defense and it is a good idea to do it in either the Spring or the Fall when the weather is more temperate. By sealing the crack, the moisture is kept out and the freezing and thawing will not cause as much damage to the pavement.

Please give us a call and we can come and give you an assessment of the condition of the parking lot at your business.

Marino Paving 908-226-9660.

Marino Paving—Professional Paving for Your Business

For many of your clients, their first impression of you is formed by how the outside of your office looks—and the very first thing they usually see is the parking lot!

The first step in creating a professional paving job is to address any problems and/or issues that have been created by weather or long-term wear and tear on the pavement. At Marino Paving we take all the steps necessary to create a level base prior to laying down the asphalt.

Once the substructure has been fixed, it is then time to put down the asphalt. A truly professional asphalt job does not have any seams. (However, if you look at many parking lots you can see the overlap between the sections of asphalt!) We take pride in creating a professional finish for our clients.