The Importance of Parking Lot Repair and Maintenance

City Wide Facility Solutions
Published on April 1, 2023
Parking car. Empty road asphalt background. Car lot parking space in underground city garage. Interior underground carpark.

As we emerge from a particularly harsh winter season in the United States and Canada, buildings and facilities need to take a good look at their parking lots. Parking lots can sometimes be an afterthought for many businesses because they are just some asphalt and painted lines, right? Wrong! 

Parking lots are more than just a place for customers and employees to park. A well maintained parking lot says a lot about your business and is part of your branding. What message do you want your parking lot to be telling your customers about your business? 

City Wide Facility Solutions can manage the most cost-effective parking lot services for your facility. Continue reading to learn about the importance of parking lot repair and maintenance. 

Parking lot curb appeal

The first thing a customer sees as they pull into your facility is your parking lot. If the lines are worn and there are potholes in the asphalt and the entrance and exits are poorly marked, they may turn right around and leave. 

Businesses invest a lot of money in curb appeal because first impressions matter to customers, employees, and tenants. The appearance of your parking lot, signage, walkways, and landscaping determine first impressions which could lead to a sale or a customer exit. 

If you fail to maintain your parking lot, dirt and debris may accumulate, lines may fade, potholes may expand, and unsightly cracks may form. This is why many facilities need parking lot services City Wide can manage for you, including:

  • Asphalt patching and repair
  • Rubberized crack sealant
  • Chip seals
  • Sealcoating
  • Striping
  • Sweeping
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Overlay
  • Complete replacement
Aerial view of a grocery store parking lot

Safety and parking lot maintenance 

Curb appeal is important, but so is safety. Parking lot repair and maintenance services will improve the safety of your parking lots for customers and employees. This will in turn lower the instance of potential hazards in your parking lots and lower your liability as a business. 

Parking lot maintenance safety measures

  • Safer crosswalks
  • Easier marking
  • Well-marked signage, including yield, stop, entrance, and exits
  • Fewer ground hazards such as potholes

Potholes and cracks in your asphalt can cause flat tires or damage to your customers’ and employees’ cars. Accumulation of dirt, debris, and garbage can be hazardous and will lead to accidents. 

Prevent all of these issues and more by partnering with a dedicated City Wide facility services manager (FSM), and take the pressure off facility managers to keep up with parking lot maintenance. 

Winter creates potholes in parking lots

Freezing temperatures and winter storms wreak havoc on parking lot surfaces like asphalt. 

When water pools in potholes and cracks, and then freezes, it causes the potholes and cracks to expand. If your building or facility is in an area that experienced a particularly harsh winter this season, small holes or cracks in your parking lot may have turned into larger hazards in just a few short months. 

Other harsh weather conditions can cause great damage to your parking lots as well. Rain, sun exposure, and even high winds can lead to fading lines, eroding surfaces, and other damage. 

It is important to have a person in your area who is paying attention to potentially damaging weather so they can be ready with scheduled parking lot repair and maintenance services when you need them. 

Your City Wide FSM is the person who will be proactive and on-call, allowing you to maintain your facility’s parking lot, safety, and curb appeal.  

Contact City Wide for parking lot services

In addition to parking lot repair and maintenance services, City Wide can also assist you with landscaping, janitorial, and commercial cleaning, as well as more than 20 additional facility services. 

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