There are few things more important to the success of a shopping centre than parking lots, which is why parking lot maintenance is used by the majority of malls and shopping complexes.
Most shopping centres rely on drivers—and by extension, parking lots—for much of their business. To be successful, large shopping centres often have to attract consumers from across the city or town, rather than from just in the immediate neighbourhood. As well, shopping centres are often located in areas that are more accessible by car.
Shoppers need to be able to drive to your shopping centre, park close by, and load their cars with their purchases; otherwise, they won’t even bother coming to your store. Parking lots are essential, but it’s also important that they are maintained properly, too.
Need for Parking Lot Maintenance Services for Shopping Centres
A poorly maintained parking lot can be almost as bad as not having one at all. Parking lots allow customers to park their vehicles on your property. When a parking lot is in serious disrepair, this can become difficult or even impossible. In situations where the proper linemarking hasn’t been used to designate spots, your parking lot can become crowded, full, or unusable very easily.
Another concern is safety on your parking lots. You are responsible for safety on your property. Just like a slip and fall in your store could end up costing your business a lot of money, your business can also be on the hook for accidents, vehicle damage, injuries, and even deaths that occur on your parking lot.
Sinkholes, uneven pavement, and asphalt collapses are major causes of damage on parking lots. They are also very expensive to repair, and they reflect poorly on your business’ image. Shopping centre parking lot maintenance is important for avoiding these costly mistakes.
Cost of Parking Lot Maintenance Services for Shopping Centres
Does shopping centre parking lot maintenance have to cost a lot?
Actually, parking lot maintenance can be done for relatively affordable rates, even for large parking lots at shopping centres and mall complexes. However, it depends on a variety of factors.
The cost of parking lot maintenance depends on the volume of your lot, the type of work being performed (for instance, basic linemarking will always be more affordable than asphalt repair), and the timeline required for the work.
However, perhaps the biggest factor that determines cost is whether you are performing maintenance regularly or are waiting for damage to occur. Parking lot maintenance is affordable when asphalt is being maintained using preventative measures. Techniques like sealcoating, patching, and catch basin installation can prevent damage and extend your parking lot’s lifespan. Once major damage has occurred, such as potholes and degraded asphalt, the repairs will be much more expensive.
Our Services for Shopping Centre Parking Lots
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. provides a variety of repair and maintenance solutions for commercial properties throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including in Vaughan, Thornhill, Mississauga, and Brampton. Our services include:
Parking Lot Painting/Linemarking
Linemarking can designate parking spots and directional flows on your lot, ensuring efficient usage of parking lots and minimizing accidents, property damage, and liability.
Cracks allow water to enter your asphalt, degrading the ground beneath and causing major damage. Crack sealing is an affordable way to extend the life of your pavement and avoid costly repairs.
Recyclable Composite Parking Curbs
To prevent property damage, both to your business and your customers’ cars, parking curbs are an easy, affordable solution. Recyclable composite curbs can be easily placed on your parking lot without any need for advanced machinery or extensive work.
Parking Lot Paving
For parking lots that have sustained moderate damage, including cracks and degraded surfaces, paving can be used to extend your asphalt’s lifespan and prevent costlier damage from occurring.
Catch basins are essential for minimizing water damage and removing rainfall from your parking lot. We can repair collapsed catch basins or install them in your lot.
Parking Lot Maintenance and Sweeping
Regular parking lot cleaning and maintenance can address minor problems, improve the curb appeal of your property, and improve your business’s reputation.
As the leading pavement maintenance contractor in the GTA, Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. specializes in catch basin repairs, rebuilding, and repaving. We offer an industry-leading seven-year structural warranty. Contact us today for more information on how we can help maintain your driveway or parking lot.