If you think about your driveway or parking lot every time you drive on it, chances are good that something is wrong. Perhaps the surface is badly deteriorating and in need of repair, or maybe the lines are so faded that you can hardly see the parking spaces. Perhaps you have an unpaved surface that turns into a muddy, dirty mess every time it rains, or one that has so many weeds growing through the surface that you practically need to mow your driveway every few weeks.
The fact of the matter is that if everything is as it should be, you should never need to think about your driveway or parking lot. It should go unnoticed by you and every other person who drives on it, because that’s what a well-maintained, properly surfaced driveway or parking lot does—it simply exists. It exists so that people can easily make their way to your home or place of business without worrying about getting stuck in the mud or getting a flat tire, and it contributes to the overall impression of a well-maintained home or well-run business.
On the other hand, a cracked, crumbling or badly maintained driveway or parking lot gives the opposite impression. It conveys an aura of neglect and disrepair, and sends the message that you don’t have either the time or the money to properly maintain your property. Whether you own a home or a business, this is not something you want to be communicating. If your driveway or parking lot is on your mind for all the wrong reasons, it might be time to think about hiring a paving contractor. Unfortunately, not all paving contractors are created equal, and choosing the wrong contractor could make your problems worse before they get better. Check out our list of questions you should ask your paving contractor before making your decision.