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The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Parking Lots

Here are the pros and cons of asphalt parking lots.

An overlooked but vital component of any major business is a parking lot. The reason is that parking is a valuable commodity as you can imagine. It’s surprising how much business a company can miss out on simply because potential customers didn’t have somewhere to park. If you have been thinking about investing in an asphalt parking lot then there are a couple of key factors to consider.

The Pros

Asphalt is perhaps most known for its strength. Asphalt can withstand many different weather conditions, and can hold up to vehicles daily driving over it. Another advantage of asphalt parking lots is that they are easy to maintain. A simple seal coat treatment can help prevent cracks and other damage. And even when slight damage occurs, it is very easy to repair. This means that, by staying on top of simple maintenance, your parking lot will last for years. 

The Cons

Asphalt is usually the best choice for your parking lot. But, you should be made aware of the drawbacks as well as the advantages in order to make a well-informed choice. The nature of asphalt makes painted markings, like parking space lines, fade more quickly. And extended sun exposure is the one weather condition that will deal the most damage to your parking lot. Since asphalt is heat-sensitive, sunlight and hot weather can weaken it and make it more vulnerable to damage. If you are alright with these limitations, then asphalt is still one of the best choices for a parking lot.

Contact M&D Paving Today!

Are you ready to start your next paving project? If you want professionals you can trust for high-quality concrete or asphalt paving, look no further than M&D Paving, Inc. We are a third-generation, family-owned and operated asphalt paving company serving the Maryland area. With over 35 years of experience, we are a licensed, bonded, and insured MHIC member. Contact us online or give us a call at (443)-820-3057 to get a free estimate today.

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