The appearance of your apartment complex will have a big impact on how it is perceived in the community, and you may find that it's easier to find great tenants if you do what you can to make the property look nice. Installing a new asphalt parking lot is a great way to instantly add curb appeal to the property.
It can also improve the value of the property, which is probably important to you if you're a real estate investor or a property manager who wants to keep your clients happy.
As the owner or manager of an apartment complex, you might be looking for a good solution for the parking area. You may want to hire an asphalt paving company to help with installing an asphalt parking lot. This is the ideal parking lot solution for apartment complexes for the following reasons.
You might be willing to spend money to improve your apartment complex, but you could be hoping to stick to a budget at the same time. Installing a concrete parking lot can be quite expensive, depending on the size of the parking lot.
Asphalt is typically quite a bit more affordable than concrete. You should be able to get a quote for the installation costs of your new asphalt parking lot if you work with a paving company, too so that you will know exactly what to expect when it's time to pay for the work that has been done.
If the apartment complex is brand new, then you might be hoping to have the parking area installed and ready for use as soon as possible. Then, there will be ample parking for any contractors or others who need to finish last-minute work on the complex. Additionally, you will have parking for potential tenants who might come look at the property.
For apartment complexes that are already well-established, having the parking lot ready quickly is also important. After all, it might be challenging for your tenants to make other parking arrangements for days or longer while waiting for the parking lot to be ready for use.
The good news is that a competent asphalt paving team can pour an asphalt parking lot quickly. Additionally, asphalt does not take nearly as long to dry as concrete, so it can be used pretty quickly after installation. This depends on the size of the parking lot, the weather, and other factors, however. Your asphalt paving crew should let you know how long the drying time will be.
From time to time, you may have to worry about tenants' cars leaking oil on the parking lot, or you may have to worry about other stains. Luckily, stains don't show up nearly as visibly on asphalt as they do on concrete.
When compared to a gravel or dirt parking lot, you will probably find that an asphalt parking lot is much easier to take care of. Your maintenance crew can keep it swept and clean, for example, and you can hire a snow plowing service to plow away snow and ice during the winter. Even when compared to concrete, an asphalt parking lot may be easier to care for, since you can have it repaired or can have an additional layer of asphalt spread on top once cracks and other imperfections form.
There's a good chance that an asphalt parking lot is a good choice for your apartment complex. Contact us at Arrow Black Top & Masonry, Inc., for help with your asphalt paving job.
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