Asphalt Paving Contractors
Opening a New Business? Install an Asphalt Parking Lot
New businesses need to ensure that their facility is easy to access and safe for their customers. For this reason, a high-quality asphalt parking lot is one of the most important elements to consider for a new business. We at Mid-State Paving & Sealcoating can provide you with this type of parking lot at a price that is fair and which will be easy for your young business to afford.
But why should you consider contacting asphalt paving contractors like us instead of using, say, concrete instead? While concrete is a great parking lot material — and one that we also install — asphalt provides many benefits for new businesses that are hard to ignore. Read through this information to get a better idea of what to expect when installing one of these excellent parking lot choices.
Decreased Price Compared to Other Materials
Asphalt is one of the most cost-effective types of paving materials on the market. While their price may be similar to other types of paving materials like concrete, their longer lifespan typically makes it one of the less expensive to install and maintain parking lot types over a long period.
For example, asphalt is considered one of the smoothest and least bumpy types of paving materials once it’s been smoothed and cured. This extra smoothness actually extends the life of asphalt by 25 percent, which adds years to the life of your business parking lot.
And, just as importantly, this type of paving material also decreases wear and tear on your customers’ vehicles. In this way, you are less likely to experience a frustrating and potentially financially disastrous lawsuit that could put you in a very tough situation very early in your business life.
Safer and Smoother Driving
As mentioned above, asphalt is one of the smoothest types of paving materials for business parking lots. That smooth driving surface will not only decrease the wear and tear on vehicles that drive on it, but also increase the safety of the parking lot surface in a variety of ways.
First of all, the smooth asphalt will have superior contact capability with vehicle tires. As a result, drivers will have maximum control when they’re driving through. While this benefit is minor in a parking lot, it can be a big deal in certain types of scenarios.
For example, icy parking lots may be a danger to your business’s customers and could trigger crashes and other complications. Thankfully, the smoother surface of asphalt parking lots minimizes splash and spray and also helps to move water off of the surface, minimizing ice spread.
Attractive Design Options
A parking lot doesn’t have to be just a place where your customers park when visiting. Instead, it can be a style upgrade for a business that makes it stand out from its competitors. This benefit is particularly critical for new businesses that need to make a dent in a dense marketplace. Something as small as an attractive asphalt parking lot may be the edge that you need here.
For example, asphalt can come in many different colors that make it an attractive choice for many businesses. Try to match the color of your parking lot to that of your business to create an attractive and unforgettable appearance. You can also complement the design of the area with a gorgeous parking lot, making the city appreciate your company a bit more.
And, just as importantly, asphalt can be colored using various stains and sealants. These products help to keep the surface strong and also adjusts its color in slight ways. As a result, you can not only get the gorgeous parking lot that you want for your business but one that will last for decades with proper maintenance. That is very much a win-win situation for any new business owner.
More Energy Efficient
High-quality asphalt paving also helps to improve the fuel economy of your business’s customers. Simply put, the friction between the tires and the pavement is minimized, which helps the tires move more carefully and efficiently across the surface. Though this benefit is minor compared to what occurs on asphalt freeways, it is worth considering.
For example, cars driving more efficiently will produce less carbon dioxide emissions in your parking lot. This benefit helps to minimize that stench when people come to visit your home or business. Just as importantly, it may help you achieve a more green status as a company in a way that can save you money. For example, you may be able to apply for tax breaks due to more efficient asphalt parking lots.
Even better, most types of asphalt are made using recycled materials. Old and broken-down asphalt is very easy to remove from a parking lot or driveway and can be melted down to produce newer and stronger asphalt. As a result, your company is not only getting a great driveway at a fair price, but also helping to protect the planet in a variety of small, but important, ways. And yes, you may also get tax breaks for this as well.
Want High-Quality Asphalt?
By now, you should have a good idea of whether or not you want an asphalt driveway. You’ve probably researched some asphalt paving contractors that you think will do a good job. Let us help. Contact us at Mid-State Paving & Sealcoating over our competitors. There are a few reasons why we’re the best choice for your needs.
First of all, we have decades of experience working with asphalt and understand its unique challenges and benefits. Secondly, we truly love the area and working with its residents and always try to find ways to help you save money on your installation process. Lastly, we simply perform some of the best work in the area, and our reputation can more than back us up on that claim.