What does your current driveway or parking lot say about your business? An asphalt parking lot is typically something businesses need and will use to its full potential. The great news about installing an asphalt parking lot is that it will pay for itself in a short amount of time!

First impressions are always important no matter what industry you are in. When it comes to brick and mortar businesses, your customers’ first impression will start in your parking lot before ever stepping foot into your space. Taking that into consideration, have you thought about your current “first impression” – is your driveway or parking lot less than flattering?

If so, consider the following benefits of asphalt pavement:

Increased Property Value: You can increase the value of your property up to five percent when making improvements to the exterior and surrounding areas around your place of business. If you choose to use porous asphalt, you can save money on installation while boosting your property value by adding curb appeal and using green infrastructure.
Durability: Regular preventative maintenance to your asphalt pavement will increase the longevity of the asphalt parking lot, driveway or highway. Maintenance tips include:

  • Crack filling and pothole repairs, to prevent damages caused by expanding.
  • Sealcoating, to help protect asphalt from UV rays, water and other surface pollutants.
  • Sweeping and cleaning, to keep your asphalt surface looking its best.
Sustainability: Asphalt pavements are among America’s most recycled products. Asphalt can be reused and renewed, which reduces the cost of parking lots and the need for new materials.
Versatility: Asphalt can play a role in your business no matter the size, and is typically used for driveways, highways and parking lots. However, asphalt can also be used for trackbeds as a safe base for heavy shipment, as well as providing a worldwide solution for water storage, flood control and erosion.
Noise Reduction: Traffic volume is reduced by fifty percent, or three decibels when asphalt pavement is used as the surface material. To put it simply, asphalt is quiet pavement!
Timely: Asphalt requires minimal maintenance, and can be installed quickly, which means less downtime for your parking lot and happy customers.
Safety: Asphalt has better skid resistance and visual distinction for lot markings making it safe for your customers. The smoothness of asphalt pavement gives vehicle tires superior contact with the road and provides for proper water drainage reducing the chances of slip and fall accidents on your property.

Terra Contracting’s primary expertise is in asphalt installation, repair and maintenance. Our team is experienced in providing asphalt to new construction projects, as well as performing maintenance on existing commercial and residential properties. Our focus is on providing a quality product delivered with optimal efficiency. The streamlined process we employ involves our trucks bringing the asphalt to the site, placing the asphalt into the paver, laying down the mat and quickly rolling it. This process allows the pavement to reach full compaction with a smooth finish before the product hardens.