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We say this often, ‘You never get a second chance to make a good first impression’. This statement holds true for many aspects in life and in business. Have you considered your parking lot when it comes to first impressions?
Do your customers feel potholes as they drive through? Do they have easy parking access and clearly defined markings to know the flow of traffic? Is your parking lot clean and free of debris? What about cracks?

Although asphalt installation can seem like an intimidating process, educating yourself on the process and budgeting will create a seamless process.

With over 100 years of asphalt experience, we put together two facts every business should know prior to installing a parking lot:

  1. Seeking Experienced Contractors

When looking for an experienced asphalt paving contractor, there are many qualities that you should consider. Reviewing their website, social platforms and Google reviews can help you decipher if they align with your business values.

You should also consider whether they have performed projects similar to your scope of work required. Asking for business references and recent projects equivalent to yours is something that they should be able to provide you with.

  1. Proper Installation

While some parking lots can be maintained with services like sealcoat and crack seal, others might need an entirely new parking lot. Understanding what lies beneath the top base is important to the proper installation of a parking lot.

The sub-base needs to withstand the freeze-thaw cycle and other factors that can affect the structural integrity of the asphalt surface. A sub-base that is installed correctly increases the life of the parking lot. Remember, once the sub-base is installed accordingly, it’s best to set up a parking lot maintenance plan to extend the life of the asphalt pavement.

When considering whether asphalt installation is appropriate for your parking lot, take the time to investigate the two above facts. It is important to always do your research and make sure that when you receive proposals for work, that you are comparing apples to apples.

American Asphalt Company is a one-stop-shop asphalt provider. We manufacture our asphalt and perform paving and parking lot maintenance services. We strive on doing things R.I.G.H.T. with Respect, Integrity, God, Honesty, and Trust which is why we are one of the leading asphalt paving contractors in the South Jersey area. With three asphalt plants, corporate headquarters in South Jersey, and a parking lot maintenance facility in North Jersey, American Asphalt Company can service your needs no matter the location. Contact us today at 856-456-2899, for your complimentary parking lot assessment today!