Parking Lot Installation

Westminster Parking Lot Installation

The issues and decisions surrounding a parking lot may seem mundane, but they can have a big impact on the success or failure of a business or rental property. A good parking lot is attractive to customers and potential tenants. A poorly installed lot, on the other hand, can serve to drive people away. Our Westminster parking lot installation professionals have over 19 years of experience helping property owners throughout Carroll County get their lots installed properly and efficiently. 

Is Asphalt or Concrete Better for a Parking Lot?

One of the first decisions that has to be made is whether or not the new parking lot will use asphalt or concrete. Unlike a lot of contractors, E & Sons Paving works with both, so we have no vested interest other than doing what’s right by our client. Every property has its own unique dynamic that we can discuss, but here is a general guideline to the advantages each surface offers: 

Advantages of Concrete

These are three good reasons to go with concrete: 

  • Handling the Heat: Concrete reflects sunlight rather than absorbing it. This property makes concrete parking lots more comfortable for vehicles and pedestrians during the hot summer months—no small thing on a steamy Maryland summer day. Additionally, concrete's ability to withstand high temperatures without softening or becoming pliable makes it less susceptible to damage from tire scuffing and oil spills.
  • Ease of Maintenance. Concrete is highly durable and can withstand heavy loads, making it less prone to cracking and potholes. Routine maintenance for concrete parking lots typically involves regular cleaning and occasional resealing to protect against stains and wear. 
  • More Customization: Concrete offers greater flexibility in terms of design and customization options for parking lots. It can be colored, textured, and stamped to create a variety of aesthetic patterns and visual appeal. Concrete's versatility also extends to accommodating various traffic flow patterns, lane markings, and parking space layouts.

Get a free estimate on your parking lot project by calling E & Sons Paving at (443) 234-0489 or by filling out our online contact form today.

Advantages of Asphalt

Asphalt has its own benefits, including these three: 

  • Handling the Cold: Asphalt performs well in cold weather conditions. It has a natural flexibility that allows it to expand and contract with temperature changes, making it less prone to cracking or damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles—another weather pattern we’re more than familiar with in Maryland. What’s more, asphalt has a dark color that helps to absorb and retain heat, which aids in melting snow and ice.
  • Ease of Installation: Asphalt is relatively easier and faster to install compared to concrete. With proper equipment and expertise, asphalt installation can be completed efficiently, minimizing disruption to businesses or facilities relying on the parking lot.
  • Eco-Friendly: Asphalt is considered an eco-friendly choice for parking lot construction. It is a recyclable material, which means that old asphalt can be reclaimed and reused in new projects. This helps reduce the demand for new materials and minimizes waste. Furthermore, asphalt's ability to absorb heat and its lighter carbon footprint contributes to its environmentally friendly characteristics.

What Makes Us Different Why Choose E & Sons Paving?

  • Quality Materials & Craftmanship
    We get the job done right with the best materials!
  • Customer Care Focused
    Our priority is to always deliver our customers the best experience.
  • Family Owned & Operated
    Bringing our family values into the way we treat our customers.
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
    We've learned from generation to generation and have mastered this craft.

A Parking Lot Can Provide Liability Protection 

A good parking lot not only aids the convenience and satisfaction of customers but also minimizes the risk of accidents and injuries, thereby offering liability protection for the lot owner. These three factors are important considerations during the installation process: 

Compliance with Safety Regulations: This includes adhering to safety regulations and guidelines related to parking lots. By implementing proper signage, clear markings, adequate lighting, and regular maintenance, business owners can demonstrate their commitment to safety and reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Preventing Slip and Fall Accidents: Slip and fall accidents are common in parking lots, especially during inclement weather. Maintaining a well-paved surface, promptly addressing potholes and cracks, and ensuring proper drainage can significantly reduce the risk of slip and fall incidents. 

Security Measures: Adequate security measures, such as surveillance cameras, well-trained staff, and appropriate lighting, can help ensure the safety of customers. By taking proactive steps to prevent crimes like theft, assault, or vandalism in the parking lot, business owners can mitigate potential liability claims.

It’s worth noting that in the event an accident does occur, the fact that the lot owner took proactive steps in having a well-maintained, secure lot that was in compliance can serve them well if they are faced with legal action. 

Strong Foundations for a Strong Future

Whether it’s one small business needing just a few parking spaces for customers, a big shopping mall looking to bring in multiple new business clients, or a rental property owner, the parking lot will be part of the foundation for their business hopes. It’s important to get this right and to work with experienced Westminster parking lot installation pros. 

Call E & Sons Paving today at (443) 234-0489 and get a free estimate. Financing options are available, and we back up our work with a warranty.

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