First Impressions And How Your Parking Lot Helps To Make Them

As a business owner you will be undoubtedly aware of the need to create a good impression. The best way to do this is even before you meet your clients or customers. It is in the way that your business premises look to outsiders to begin with.

As a construction professional or asphalt paving company in San Francisco, you probably see companies that require help every day.

Unfortunately, sometimes business owners are not always sure of what exactly it is that their clients or prospective customers are on the look out for, when it comes to the first impressions that they make.

And believe it or not, it all starts well before you get to the actual building of your business premises!


The first impressions that your business gives out start long before your customers get anywhere near the front door.

They begin in the parking lot.

A crumbling, disintegrating parking lot is often cited as being the most off-putting thing for customers – and this is coming from driveway contractors in San Francisco!


It is possible that you might need a whole new asphalt driveway built for your premises. If this is the case, then it is best to bite the bullet.

San Francisco asphalt paving companies are amongst some of the best in the country and our professionals should be able to offer your business the best advice and quotes going.

If you are not in need of a completely new asphalt layer being installed, there are still things that you can do to improve the look – and the performance – of your parking lot.


It may be that all your parking lot needs to achieve its potential is some fresh paintwork.

Re striping your parking lot can instantly refresh its appearance to outsiders and it doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Check the parking signs and make sure that they are all visible and clearly legible to anyone using the lot.


This is about as basic as it gets, but does your lot look simply dirty?

Sometimes, all it takes to look more professional is to clean up a little.

Whether you do this yourself or you engage the services of a professional street sweeping company, ensure that your lot is thoroughly cleaned of all debris.

Apart from just making the lot look better, you are also prolonging the lifespan of the asphalt on the lot, by getting rid of any debris which could further erode the surfacing.

Dirt and debris will get into the cracks that are already in the asphalt and make them worse.

Whilst you are at it, ensure the lot is dry as well. This makes it safer and prevents any further degradation taking place.


Potholes and cracks will obviously not make a good impression on your potential clients. These should be filled as soon as they are spotted.

The sooner you notice that a crack has appeared, the easier it will be to deal with, than if you let it take hold and get bigger.

It is not only a question of aesthetics. A pothole has the potential to damage a vehicle and this is something that you could possibly be liable for. Since you are hoping to impress your clients, this is the last thing that you want to happen!

Smaller potholes and cracks can be filled more easily and cheaply than you may have realized.

There are a variety of sealant options available, depending on the type of crack or hole that you have.

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