If you own a commercial business, it is important that you take good care of everything. This is because the last thing you want to have is to put a bad impression on customers that come to your building. One place to start is to ensure that you do the proper maintenance outside.  

Parking Lot Maintenance

One type of maintenance that is very important is properly maintaining your parking lot. You need to make sure the parking lot is kept clean at all times. Do this by inspecting the parking lot at the end of each day. Pick up any trash that may be there and sweep the parking lot.

Keeping a clean parking lot will allow you to see if there are any type of cracks that need to be repaired. These cracks could then turn into much larger cracks, which would lead to potholes. If you have potholes, your customers can damage their cars easily if the potholes are large. This may result in you having to cover the cost of repairs to their vehicles. 

The parking lot should be sealed every few years to protect it from water and the sun. This will help prevent cracks from forming. Striping is important as this marks the parking spaces. If the paint is not visible, your customers may not park correctly.

If your parking lot is very old and has a lot of damage, it may be time to have a new parking lot put in.

Contact a commercial parking lot maintenance company to learn more.

Landscaping

Another thing that may be overlooked is the landscaping for your commercial property. Good landscaping gives your commercial building good curb appeal. When your customers first drive up to your building and see a clean, nice-looking parking lot along with great landscaping, they will be pleased.

Flowers can be planted at the entrance of the building and in front of the building. Perennials look nice and are easy as they come back on their own each year. Daylilies are one option that you often see around commercial buildings. 

Hardscaping can be used as part of your landscaping. Hardscaping is anything that is made out of a material, such as concrete or stone. Decorative fountains always look nice and sound inviting when people walk near the fountain. Sculptures also look nice, as well as stone pathways or walkways. 

There are other types of maintenance that should be done outside, such as the roof of your building, the siding, and the exterior windows.

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