Foundation and the Vital Aspect of Your Parking Lot

foundation and parking lot

Your parking lot sets the first impression for your customers, clients, and staff. Somehow, a sleek, smooth, and clean parking lot will speak wonders about your business overall. It gives people comfort in the stable foundation, takes the worry of damaging their vehicle, provides clear direction, and avoids accidents. Everything comes down to how well your foundation is laid out and the maintenance that has upheld it. Just because you have a new lot doesn’t mean that you can just forget about it afterward. Make whoever takes a step onto your parking lot feel welcomed and safe by giving them a black carpet of sorts as they enter your establishment. 

Creating The Foundation 

The raw materials that are used to create the foundation are what make it a quality surface. Like almost anything in this world, it all begins with the manufacturing process. Obtaining the best in raw materials and gravel will ensure your parking lot’s durability, longevity, and overall quality. Knowing how to measure and layer on these materials is also crucial. Different types of bases will make each project vary, so having a team that knows what they’re doing is vital. The thickness of the gravel base can make or break the overall lifespan of the lot. Blacktops use a mixture of sand, stones, and liquid asphalt to create a form of concrete. These are all measured specifically to blend together a material that can withstand weather, traffic, and time. 

Ground Preparation

The ground must be adequately prepared before placing the new asphalt layer on your parking lot. Ensuring that proper compaction is performed will make the soil press into the laters to create a dense formation. This is a significant factor when shaping a stable foundation to withstand wear and tear over time. This is also where preventive maintenance comes into play once the job is done. Depending on just how much traffic you get and the main types of vehicles traveling along your lot will determine how often maintenance is needed. Having professionals come in a perform maintenance every few years can make your lot last longer than you ever expected. 

Drainage Is Vital 

One crucial aspect to never look over is having proper drainage. Even though El Paso doesn’t get year-round rain, there is some major damage done to many lots when we do get it. This is from poor upkeep and poor drainage. Any moisture that gets trapped can wreak havoc on your infrastructure in general. Never look over the steps to have proper drainage installed in your parking lot because it could be what saves your business when disaster strikes.

Have A Team You Can Trust – Rick’s Paving 

If you’re looking for the best in paving, asphalt repair, and parking lots, call our team at Rick’s Paving. We have the skills and experience to make your lot last ages and can perform regular maintenance to ensure it stays that way. Call us today if you have any questions about what we can do for you!