Your parking lot is the first image your customers get of your business. As the main entryway to your establishment, the looks, flow, and safety of your parking area contribute to the overall customer experience. Like the interior of your building, this area will require occasional revision to meet the changing dynamics of your business. When you are replacing or repairing your parking lot it’s the ideal time to update your concrete and address these evolving needs.
What Features Could Enhance the Function of Your Parking Lot?
It’s easy to overlook essential facets of parking lot design. To help you get the most out of your concrete update, the professionals at American Asphalt can help you identify and address these critical considerations before beginning concrete repair or replacement:
- Curb additions.
The ultimate multi-tasker, roll-type (mountable) and straight (barrier) curbs can address a variety of issues:
- Curbs delineate the perimeter of the facility.
- Curbs can shunt and control runoff, diverting water to gutters, inlets, and storm sewers.
- Curbs safeguard pedestrians, separating vehicle passageways from walkways, their design ensuring proper traffic flow.
- Used alone or incorporated as part of an island, curbs can separate parking zones and keep large vehicles like tractor-trailers and buses within specific areas.
- Blocks for parking spaces.
Vehicle ‘bumper blocks’ in parking areas are a great way to ensure that available spaces are appropriately used and prevent double-parking. Crisp ADA compliant striping further helps illustrate designated parking areas, while assuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Walkways and access ramps.
Incorporating access ramps and walkways for vehicle and pedestrian traffic clearly delineates traveled and untraveled surfaces, ensuring the flow of automobile and foot traffic and enhancing safety.
- Drainage issues.
The placement of curbs, islands, and walkways during parking lot redesign are integral to facilitating proper drainage. Your parking lot can shed large amounts of water which must be appropriately managed to prevent flooding to area buildings and streets, including yours.
Avoid future problems when replacing or repairing your parking lot. Update your concrete with confidence with the expertise of American Asphalt. Contact us at 800-541-5559 and schedule a pavement evaluation for your San Jose, Hayward, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, or Santa Clara parking lot today.