Let’s say you have started a new business and moved into the building. You hired an interior designer to make your new space both functional and welcoming to customers or clients, you have bought some great looking furniture and display pieces and your stock has arrived and is waiting to be sold neatly on your shelves. Everything is good to go and your livelihood is counting on doing brisk business. However, you have forgotten one small detail.
Your parking lot looks like Godzilla’s battleground and it needs to be replaced.
When you pull into any business, say for example a common strip mall so you can visit the convenience store, or laundromat, pizza place or local bakery, the first thing you see is the parking lot. If the parking lot spaces are too small, or there are potholes everywhere, the pavement is cracked and fading and it generally looks like it hasn’t been replaced since the 70’s, it is an immediate turn off. It tells you that the owner doesn’t care a great deal about the property, and if that is the case then what does that say about the donut shop that you are about to visit?
Putting a new parking lot in is a great way to invite customers and clients into your business, and contrary to many beliefs, it really isn’t a huge job. Most pavement companies can have it done fairly quickly and for a decent price that you can live with, and it is an investment that lasts for decades. For example, many parking lots were painted with spacing between cars that were smaller a few decades ago and don’t fit modern SUVs very well. They also become created, sun bleached and ravaged with potholes over time and when that happens, people who visit your business have a difficult time simply parking their vehicle and walking to your business. It looks bad and you should treat it like a leaky roof that needs fixing now, and not simply patched up for a later day.
When you replace that old busted up parking lot, you will need a roll-off disposal dumpster bin to haul away the chunks of pavement and concrete that have been dug up. You can choose from 4 sizes, but you will most certainly need the largest 20 yard bin and probably a few truckloads to remove everything. A 20 yard bin can handle 4 tons of material, and you will need it because you will be surprised at how much of it you will have when it is dug up. Your crew will also want it gone as quickly as possible, and returned so they can fill it again for another truckload with as little downtime as possible.
Putting a new parking lot in is a great way to welcome your visitors and dramatically improve the looks of your business. Depending on the size of your parking lot, it is generally a fairly quick project, and you will want to have it completed quickly, so make sure you have your dumpster bin schedule planned in advance so it can happen as seamlessly as possible.