Businesses do not always need extensive remodels or additions to improve their reputation and appearance. Simple upgrades often provide the most benefit and do not require closing the doors for months for renovations. Upgraded asphalt is an example of a simple but effective solution for commercial properties. The change can offer visual improvements inside and out and benefit the business in numerous ways.
Boost Visual Appeal
A smoothly paved parking area, upgraded sidewalks, and maintained front walkways instantly make a building look cleaner and better maintained. Good curb appeal gains attention from people as they pass by and can encourage them to stop in to learn more about the company. If a parking lot becomes too damaged, people may not notice the other improvements made to the landscape or the building.
The exterior condition also affects the appearance of the interior. Potholes and broken pavement allow mud puddles to form. The damage can become unavoidable for customers. Anyone entering the building will track the dirt inside. Consistently dirty floors, particularly at the front entrance, could cause a negative first impression as people walk into the building. Mud and debris can cause stains and scratches that damage flooring and reduce the room’s appearance.
Increase Customer Safety
Potholes may cause vehicle damage or contribute to vehicle accidents. Loose or uneven asphalt in parking lots and walkways may cause slips and falls. Dirt and mud tracked into the entrance can also make the interior floors slippery. Customers are more likely to visit businesses where they have an enjoyable experience. Some damage may even make the property inaccessible to people with mobility challenges. The risk of an accident will reduce the desire of people to return to the property.
Raise Property Value
Well-maintained properties benefit from increased property values. Every business owner needs to do all they can to keep the value of their property high, even if they have no desire to sell. Higher values improve the potential for loan approvals when needed. A higher value may encourage investors or convince another business owner to join a merger. Property managers will also discover how much faster their buildings gain tenants when they offer a better-maintained and more valuable property.
Increase Company Profits
Better curb appeal can increase traffic to the business and boost overall sales for more profit. Lowering expenses also ensures more profit. A safe parking lot and sidewalks can prevent liability claims that lead to higher insurance costs. Employees also experience accidents in unmaintained areas, so upgraded asphalt can help avoid workers’ compensation claims and lost workdays. A cleaner parking lot ensures the interior floors stay cleaner. It can decrease cleaning costs and slow the wear and tear on the flooring.
Professionally completed asphalt upgrades can look beautiful for years with minimal maintenance. The benefits of improving the asphalt in a parking lot will quickly cover the cost of the process. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to add a professional and attractive touch to the entire property. Consider all the potential benefits to see the value of this simple upgrade for any commercial building.