Customer and/or employee safety is extremely important to a business’ bottom line. And while you’re sure to address safety concerns inside the building, you might not give as much thought to parking lot safety, other than providing adequate lighting. Concrete is known for its durability and versatility, but did you know it can also help keep you and your coworkers/customers safe?
Concrete is less likely to deteriorate or break compared to other paving options. Asphalt in particular has a more flexible consistency that can deteriorate more quickly. Concrete’s durability also means it’s less likely to develop potholes, and unlike other paving alternatives it’s devoid of toxic runoff—making your parking lot safer for customers.
Concrete parking lots also require little to no maintenance throughout the life of the lot, so your customers don’t have to navigate construction equipment during upgrades. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about loss of business when the lot is closed for repairs.
Concrete parking lots are a lot less likely to develop rutting (grooves in the lot caused by the passage of vehicles over time) or potholes where water is likely to pool in warm weather or turn to ice in colder temps. Both of which could lead to costly slipping hazards and serious injuries.
Concrete’s smooth, reflective surface also makes for safer parking lots. It’s lighter than other paving options, resulting in brighter lots that keep drivers and pedestrians safer. A brighter lot increases driver visibility and can save you upwards of 60 percent in energy costs.
Concrete lots show your customers you’re serious about their safety and save you money in the long run.