An Outdoor Oasis

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An Outdoor Oasis

Some of my fondest memories were made in the backyard of my childhood home. I adored spending time outside with my two dogs. I also loved to play volleyball and basketball with my family members and friends. Do you have kids who always seem to have excessive energy to burn? If your kids get tired of staying indoors when at home, consider hiring a paving contractor to build a sports court in your backyard. After determining what type of sports your kids enjoy playing, your paving contactor can likely suggest what size and type of court you’ll need. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a paving contractor can help you get the backyard of your dreams. Enjoy!

Hidden Dangers in an Ill-Maintained Parking Area Every Business Owner Should Know About

You probably already know that the parking lot of your business is an extension of your business building and by all rights, deserves just as much attention as your business building. However, if you are like a lot of business owners, the parking area is the one thing you feel you can neglect or push aside for a while where maintenance is concerned, at least for a while. Unfortunately, an ill-maintained parking area can lead you to some pretty big problems and headaches as a business owner because this can create safety hazards and concerns. take a quick peek at the hidden dangers that could be lurking in a poorly maintained business parking area. 

Visible Pits, Dips, and Potholes

You may see a small dip or pothole as not that big of a deal, but the fact is these parking area problems can be major safety hazards for every vehicle and driver who visits your place of business. The changes in the surface level can be really hard on the suspension system of a vehicle if the potholes or dips are deep enough. But your biggest concern is the fact that these areas can also be trip hazards for pedestrians making their way into your building. 

Missing Lines, Stripes, and Markings

Once your parking area is properly paved and sealed, striping and lining is just part of the professional process. Even after your parking area is sealed as part of routine maintenance, these markings are reapplied so they stay fresh, vibrant, and easy to see. If your parking area is not well kept, those ever-important markings become really hard for drivers to see. This means there is a higher likelihood that you will have cars traveling where they should not be, drivers unsure of pedestrian areas, and even drivers not being able to see where they should park clearly. 

Unseen Ice and Water

Parking areas can get really slick in the cold months of the year when snow and ice is a problem, and even standing water can cause pedestrians and drivers issues in a parking area. When a parking area is well maintained and appropriately sealed, water will naturally run off and ice and snow will be easier to clear. On the other hand, if your parking area is in bad shape, with pavement cracks, potholes, and no sealer, it will be more likely that ice and water will accumulate in areas where it would be difficult to see or remove.  

For help making sure your parking area is as safe as possible, work with a professional paving contractor like Interstate Paving LLC.