Parking lots are everywhere. They’re so common that most of us take them for granted. But here at SMI Paving, commercial asphalt paving is our business. Today we’d like to share three interesting facts about asphalt and parking lots that you may not have known.
- Asphalt is greener than you think. Environmentally-friendly materials are all the rage these days. Anything that includes a petroleum product, like asphalt, is assumed to be bad for the Earth. That’s caused many businesses to question whether asphalt is the right surface. In reality, asphalt is made from petroleum byproducts that would ordinarily be thrown out. It lasts longer than concrete and other paving materials, too.
- Every parking lot is different. You see parking lots everywhere, but did you realize that each is uniquely designed for a particular purpose? The size of a parking lot is calculated based on how many people are expected to visit and how long they stay. Planners must find the perfect balance between having enough parking to be convenient and having wasted space—and wasted money.
- Asphalt saves you time. Unlike concrete surfaces, asphalt parking lots don’t have to cure. Vehicles can enter the area shortly after the paving crews have gone. You can also install asphalt paving in hot weather. You won’t have to wait around for the perfect temperature if you need a new surface for your parking lot.
If you need commercial paving and asphalt services in Pineville, Charlotte, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, or other areas in North Carolina and South Carolina, call SMI Paving. We’re the best of the best for all your commercial paving needs. Call today for a free estimate.