How to Limit Wrecks in Parking Lots
While driving in a parking lot means lower speeds, it also means a lot of accidents. One out of every five accidents happens in a parking lot. When you are the parking lot owner, the last thing you want to deal with is a possible question of premise liability. Your asphalt paving and maintenance can have a major impact on the number of accidents that occur on your lot. Here are a few preventable issues that you should be on the lookout for.
Growing Potholes and the Swerves that Result
When you see a big pothole in the ground, swerving to avoid it is a natural response. After all, you don’t want to risk a broken axle or torn tire. Unfortunately, swerving can put you into the path of travel of another vehicle. Cleaning up and tackling asphalt repair in Phoenix can give your customers a smooth surface that is pothole-free. Don’t leave your customers jerking the wheel to avoid vehicle damage.
Tight parking lots don’t always leave a lot of space for turning around or backing into or out of a parking space. That makes maximizing your lot a priority. The striping you use and the positioning of every space need expert attention to avoid backing one car into another.
As cracks appear on the surface of your pavement, the striping can also fade. When that happens, laying new striping on top of old without first crack filling your parking lot in Phoenix can mean a lot of show-through. When old striping is still visible through the new striping, it can cause a lot of confusion on your lot. Vehicles might park too far in one direction or another, raising the risk of a parking lot fender bender.
In addition to striping, you might want to include some traffic directions. If your lanes are narrow, they really should be one-way. A few arrows added to your lot can help with traffic flow and prevent a lot of problems.
A poorly prepared underlayment means that you could have water building up in the ground. That means a total removal and replacement for your existing asphalt. When drainage isn’t sufficient, it can lead to all sorts of problems, including additional water on your parking lot surface, which can make it dangerous to drive on and create a slick surface that leads to sliding vehicles.
Keep your pavement and customers safe while looking good and boosting your businesses curb appeal At One Stop Asphalt, we can help you with all of your paving needs, so contact us today to discuss we can help to keep your parking lot save and paved.
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