Best Paving Practices for National Retailers
Four Things to Consider When Paving for Multi-Site Retailers
A seamless shopping experience begins from the very moment a customer enters the parking lot, but it’s a tall order to guarantee consistent excellence across multiple properties. Working with a national paving provider allows you to hand the parking lot reins over and benefit from economies of scale, not to mention years of pavement management expertise. Learn how we maintain parking lots and exceed expectations for retailers with multiple locations.
#1 Prioritize a Well-Maintained Parking Lot
Greet your customers with a brightly marked, well-tended lot free of damage that can make parking a hassle. Regularly scheduled re-striping and sealcoating can help improve curb appeal, making your lot and property stand out in the sea of retail choices. Keeping maintenance dates straight is critical when you manage several properties in different climates, so consider outsourcing it to one national paving provider.
#2 Repair Potholes or Sidewalk Cracks Promptly
Potholes and cracks aren’t just blemishes on your lot that can deter customers, but they’re also a liability. Regular inspection can help you detect these problems and address them in a timely manner. Neglected potholes, cracks and uneven surfaces are trip hazards and can even damage cars, so save yourself the trouble and make it a point to repair issues as soon as they arise. A provider with national reach can guarantee quick fixes at any of your company’s locations in no time.
#3 Maximize Parking Lot Utilization
The number of spaces in a retail parking lot is correlated to the number of potential customers your store or your tenants can accommodate. A good design maximizes parking spaces, reduces the chance of collision and increases your ability to command higher rents. A seasoned paver can help you find the most efficient and cost-effective layout for each of your properties and stripe it to perfection.
#4 Meet ADA Compliance
Providing handicapped parking and ramps as required by law is critical, both from a legal and a customer service standpoint. While the exact zoning laws differ from state to state and county to county, our account executives are well-equipped to know which laws apply to you and how to get your parking lot up to snuff. Work with an experienced, considerate paver to make your retail locations accessible to people from all walks of life.
We run a national company, so we know the ins and outs of working in multiple states, regions and climates. Trust us with the upkeep of your retail locations’ parking lots to receive timely, consistent service that keeps your properties in tip-top condition. Contact us today.