Your commercial parking lot is an incredibly important business tool. Your parking lot offers the first impression of your business to your customers and facilitates the flow of those customers to your doors. Because of this, it is important to make the most effective use of that space. You want to accommodate as many cars as possible while maintaining safety, usability and aesthetics. In this blog post, we offer four tips to help you accomplish this and maximize your parking lot square footage.
Effective Parking Spaces
As a business owner, it’s in your interests to incorporate as many parking spaces into your lot as possible. More parking spaces means more customers. However, it is also important to accomplish this while adhering to state and local zoning and safety laws. DC Construction Services can help you maximize the number of parking spaces in your lot safely and legally.
Efficient Traffic Flow
In addition to maximizing the number of parking spaces in the lot, those spaces must be laid out to promote efficient traffic flow and navigability. For example, 90-degree angle, straight-in rows allow for more stalls and two-way traffic, while angled rows are more easily maneuvered into but require fewer stalls, one-way traffic and narrow lanes. Crosswalks, loading zones and pick-up areas also affect the flow of traffic and the safety of drivers and pedestrians. DC Construction Services, with skilled planning and design, can fit all of these elements together to create a safe, efficient and user-friendly parking lot.
In addition to capacity and navigability, it is important to consider accessibility. Every business must meet the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. These federal regulations dictate very specific legal requirements for accessible parking spaces. For more detailed information about those requirements, click here. DC Construction services can ensure that your commercial parking lot meets ADA standards.
Regular Restriping and Maintenance
Once your parking lot has been laid out effectively, it must be maintained. Parking and traffic flow cannot be effectively facilitated if the striping has faded. Customers will become frustrated with unclear parking and unstable surfaces. Faded stripes, cracked asphalt and potholes can cause accidents and legal issues. DC Construction Services can set up a maintenance plan with regular re-striping, crack filling and pavement sealing to increase the integrity and longevity of your asphalt.
Contact DC Construction Services today to design, install and maintain an efficient, navigable, accessible, safe and striking commercial parking lot.