As a business owner, it's your job to keep every part of your business appealing to customers and potential customers. One easy way to do that is to have a smooth, paved parking lot. If you've never paved your parking lot before, or if you don't even have an "official" parking lot yet, there is no better time to do so. And, if it's been a while since your parking lot was paved, and it's starting to look a little rundown, it's also a great time to get it re-paved.

A Longer Lifespan

One of the best things about paving a parking lot is that you immediately increase its lifespan. A paved parking lot is stronger and can stand up to more weight and to more wear and tear than one that's just left on its own.

An unpaved parking lot is just natural ground, ground that will eventually grow old, crack, and start to give way, which could prove dangerous to patrons. A paved parking lot with the help of a company like Larry's Asphalt Paving Co Ltd is smooth, professional, and greatly reinforced.

Minimal Maintenance

Once a parking lot is paved, you don't have to constantly worry about its upkeep. In fact, paved parking lots require very little maintenance in order to stay looking their best.

If you happen to notice a crack, then you should get it sealed and fixed Also, you'll want to get a thorough, professional cleaning at least once a year. Other than that, though, your parking lot really doesn't need anything from you.


A paved parking lot is absolutely necessary if you live in an area that's subjected to extreme temperatures in the wintertime. Too much snow and ice can kill an unpaved parking lot and turn it into a slippery, dangerous mess in the process.

Once paved, though, a parking lot won't crack or freeze, no matter what lows the temperatures outside reach. 

Lowered Lighting Costs

When you choose to pave with asphalt or concrete, you are choosing a naturally light-colored material. Lighter materials like these increase visibility, even at night, so you can spend less money on lighting your parking lot during the evening hours without reducing safety.

Another added benefit of lighter-colored materials is that they don't soak up heat as easily, making them less of a "hot zone," which your patrons will appreciate.

As you can see, there are many benefits to choosing to pave or re-pave your parking lot, and the sooner you do it, the better!