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[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Paving for a car dealership is a more difficult affair than paving for many other types of businesses.

There are plenty of cars around, and all of them have to be moved somewhere before paving can begin. And that’s just one of many issues to consider.

Likewise, rainfall is another factor you have to think about.

Through all of that, you’ll have to make sure you have a parking lot that’s well-paved. After all, potential customers will factor the state of the parking lot into their overall impression, and it will influence whether they’ll build enough trust in you to make a purchase.

The bottom line is that paving for a car dealership is not a straightforward affair, but here’s what you can do to make sure your parking lot is in great shape. Plus, some details about why it’s an absolute necessity to maintain its form and integrity, and how you can go about that achieving that.

Things to Ensure

Firstly, it’s crucial that you maintain a level surface. This is necessary for minimizing the amount of standing water, which is the single biggest threat to your parking lot.

That’s because of the freeze-thaw cycle. If any water on your parking lot gets a chance to seep in, it will flow into the cracks—where it will freeze as the weather gets cool.

However, once temperatures rise again, the water will begin to melt. And as it melts, it expands. Meaning the asphalt on your parking lot will also be forced to expand, resulting in the rapid expansion of cracks.

This can lead to little potholes, or—as it gets more severe—full-size giant craters.

For that reason, it’s crucial to make sure there are minimal chances for water to cause damage to your parking lot.

Prevention is Best

The last thing you want to do is to repave your parking lot in Oak Brook, Naperville or wherever you are in Chicago. There are logistical difficulties with moving all the cars off the dealership for the paving to take place. And that’s not to mention the massive cost you’ll have to incur.

What’s far better is to make sure you minimize the damage, so the need for repaving is altogether done away with.

The best way to do that is with sealcoating, which is a highly effective way to make sure your parking lot maintains its structure far into the future.

Sealcoating is a process through which a protective surfactant is laid onto your parking lot. It makes sure no heavy damage happens to the asphalt by preventing the initial cracks that lead to it.

It also replenishes oils in the asphalt, so that it’s protected from UV rays that also lead to damage over time.

Providing Proper Markings

Clear markings are also important for your parking lot. They direct visitors so they can easily find their way around your dealership. And they need to be accurately measured so there are no costly mistakes.

That’s also something you’ll have to take care of so that your dealership stays with ADA compliance, and so disabled visitors can receive the accessibility they need.

To make sure those markings don’t fade, along with the rest of your asphalt, sealcoating is a must-have for your parking lot.

And, crucially, you’ll also want to make sure that your parking lot isn’t the scene of a pedestrian accident like tripping and falling. Not only does that protect your customers, but it ensures that you don’t open yourself up to serious legal vulnerability.

To make sure your parking lot is paved to the highest standards and given sealcoating so it maintains its quality and offers your dealership the credibility your customers need from you, be sure to contact Maul.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column]


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