How to Make Sure That Your Commercial Car Park Is Ready for the First Customers

Posted on: 20 November 2017

If you're planning to launch a new establishment on a standalone property, you have to make sure that the place not only looks good and is functional, but that it also allows your customers access without any major trouble. You have to budget for the creation of a car park of adequate size, and the structure, by itself, needs to be well-designed and easy-to-use, and it should create a good impression about your business. How can you make sure that this parking area is properly finished and ready to welcome your clients?

Paving Your Park

While it is certainly possible to install a gravel parking lot, you will create a better impression if you take the time to get it paved. You will avoid forcing your customers to splash through puddles, dirtying their cars in bad weather, and you will also be able to define the proper number of parking places by using white paint.

Defining the Edges

However, you need to be sure that the edges of the car park are defined as well, and for this you should install some concrete kerbing. Often, the best solution here is to get precast blocks made by your contractors and delivered to the site, ready to install. This will save a lot of time and will ensure that the blocks are of uniform strength and size. You'll want to be sure that they are correctly designed with few chances of defect so that they will maintain their structural integrity through all weather conditions.

In addition to these kerbs, make sure that you get concrete "wheel stops" inserted at the head of each parking space. These will not only help to guide drivers in to their stopping place, but they will make sure that the front of the vehicle does not impact the kerb ahead of it. If this were to happen, you might not only get an upset customer with a damaged front end, but you may also have to replace any kerbs impacted.

Making Sure You Are Compliant

Finally, don't forget that if you are installing raised kerbs, you may have to take into account customers with disabilities, who might find it difficult to negotiate this area. You can place special ramps according to the specifications laid down in local regulations to help these individual customers reach your business.

Making a Plan

Have a word with your concrete contractors to make sure that you have all the elements in place to finish off your car park correctly.


Laying Fresh Concrete

If you need to lay some fresh concrete, you are in the right place. Laying fresh concrete can be a real challenge. Not only do you need to make sure it pours into the right place, you also need to work quickly to smooth it over before it sets and becomes solid. When I decided to concrete my drive, I was really worried that I would mess it up. Thankfully, I had the support of my brother Victor who is a concrete expert. He demonstrated exactly what I needed to do and I am really pleased with the results. I hope this blog helps you with your concreting project.


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