Does your parking lot look like it has seen better days? When you own a business, your parking lot is your first impression. A brand-new lot will be more inviting to potential customers or tenants. If you want to lay new asphalt, there are a few facts that are very important to know.
The Subbase Is Important
Most people focus on the top layer of asphalt. The top layer is what you want to look its best. However, even if you have a beautiful new parking lot, you need to consider what is beneath the surface. The subbase needs to be properly installed since it supports the pavement. It can prevent cracking, sinking, and shifting.
Asphalt Can Be Green
When you think about asphalt, you may not realize that it is a more environmentally friendly choice. Around 95 percent of all asphalt that builds roads comes from recycled asphalt. Manufacturers can use oil, concrete, and asphalt shingles to create new asphalt pavement.
Porous asphalt is also environmentally friendly. It allows water to permeate the surface to prevent pooling and at the same time can filter toxins before the water flows into the ground.
Experience Does Matter
When it comes to choosing a contractor to handle your asphalt needs, experience should be one of the top priorities. Look for a contractor who has completed a project of a similar size. While you may be unaware of the zoning laws in your city, an experienced contractor will know the specific laws for your area.
Your business’s parking lot can make a huge difference in how tenants, guests, and clients view your property. You want your lot to be inviting and to stand out. Not only is a beautiful parking lot eye-catching, but it is safer for vehicles as well. For parking lot installation, contact NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today!