For some businesses, the winter is their busiest time.
This is especially true of retail, commerce, as well as a whole load of other sectors.
Shopping center parking lots can see high volumes of traffic, putting the asphalt under intense pressure.
On top of all this extra volume, there is also the damage being inflicted on your business’s parking lot by the weather itself.
If it wasn’t bad enough that it is now regularly raining and permanently cold, there is also in the winter months, the ever present risk of snow and ice.
Snow and ice can pose more than just a headache for your staff – battling their way in through the traffic to work – or even for your clients, who may be put off completely from going outside to shop or give you their business.
Whatever type of business you are, whether you are in commercial retail and depend on keeping the shops open and roads clear, to welcome in your customers; or simply need to keep your office open, you need a solution to the snow.
This is why we would recommend you use the services of a professional snow removal company.
For medium size to larger businesses, it is essential to keep the traffic flowing in and out of your premises and parking lot. This may prove to be too much for your maintenance team (if you have one) and certainly a significant snow fall will be too difficult for one man and a shovel to handle!
Whereas you may have a couple of guys with a shovel, or maybe even a snow pusher or blower, this is going to be no match for the larger area, when the snow truly comes down.
Professional snow removal firms will have a plow, to quickly restore some order to your business’s parking lot.
However, in order to maintain your asphalt surfacing in tip top condition, care must still be taken.
A plow can scrape or scratch your asphalt surface. It is the uneven parts which will suffer the most.
A reputable company will take care and set their plow blades a half an inch above the surface, to prevent scraping.
This may leave a light dusting of snow, which can be easily removed by hand afterwards and prevents damaging your asphalt.
We would also advise the careful marking out of curbs, so the plow does not plow into them!
Heed this advice and your parking lot will not suffer any more than it needs to, this winter!