5 Tips for Keeping Your Paving Costs to a Minimum
How to Manage a Parking Lot Portfolio
Managing a portfolio of properties means being pulled in different directions every day. When cost and efficiency are always top of mind, the last thing any property manager wants to do is be slowed down by working through a maze of local vendors, especially when it comes to parking lot maintenance. Whether you are managing five properties or fifty, a streamlined process will help you maximize your time, and keep costs at a minimum.
We’ve got 5 easy tips to help rein in your maintenance budget
- Be Proactive, Not Reactive
The life of a parking lot can be dramatically extended through preventative maintenance. Keep track of the basic upkeep, so you can plan ahead for larger projects. Planning ahead will allow you to look at the big picture and help prioritize projects based on your short and long term needs.
- Budget for the Big Stuff
No matter how effective a pavement management plan is, there will always be unexpected damage and major capital-intensive projects that arise. Develop a budget with unforeseen expenses in mind and look three to five years down the line. That way when the big projects do come along, you’re well-prepared for them.
- Adopt Scalable Pricing
Paving maintenance is more about the future than the here-and-now. Anticipate growth and make sure operations are scalable across multiple locations. That way you get a consistent cost model to properly budget, year after year. Simplify the process and save time by working with one company to manage all your properties.
- Aim for One Point of Contact
If paving services haven’t yet been consolidated to one provider, now is the time. As mentioned above, it’s a great way to adopt scalable pricing, but it also means there’s only one point of contact across all properties. This saves significant time on your end, and, as we all know, time is money.
- Avoid Unexpected Costs
While you can’t always avoid unexpected costs, a proactive maintenance plan will certainly help prevent them. The key is to find a paving partner you can trust. An experienced paving service will provide accurate scope of work and cost projections, and complete projects quickly and efficiently. Work with a business who will get the job done right the first time, saving you countless time and money.
From pothole repair and sealcoating, to concrete maintenance, lot resurfacing and infrared treatment, we have the experience and the scale to manage your entire parking lot portfolio, regardless of location. With 40 years of experience, national reach, and top-notch professional service, we’re the absolute experts on asphalt maintenance. Contact us today for a free parking lot assessment!