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Maximizing Safety and Efficiency: Innovations in Commercial Parking Lot Design

December 20, 20233 min read

Maximizing Safety and Efficiency: Innovations in Commercial Parking Lot Design

At some point, everyone has finished driving to a destination only to find that there are no free parking spaces. There are over 40 million kilometers of roads in the world, and many parking lots connecting to them.

If you own a business, one of those parking lots might be yours. Is your parking lot up to date, though?

Having an inefficient parking lot could harm your business in the long run. The good news is that commercial paving services can help.

We've made quite a few strides in parking lot design over the years, and being at the forefront offers an advantage. We'll talk more about these innovations and what they are here.

Warm-Mix Asphalt

Many industries are moving toward sustainable practices, and the paving industry is no exception. More widespread use of warm-mix asphalt is one of the results.

Warm-mix asphalt is not new, but it is an expensive one. It also cools faster, lasts longer, and produces fewer gases, which is why it's popular right now. These same qualities make it perfect for paving over cracks.

The reduced use of chemicals and heat makes for a safer work environment. Now you don't have to worry as much about worker injuries. 


Striping is an older innovation, but it's very important. Parking lot striping marks off individual parking spots and restricted areas. It also manages the flow of traffic into and out of your parking lot. It separates road lanes and helps with traffic flow optimization. 

ADA compliance comes into play here. Under The Accessible Canada Act, restricted areas of commercial parking lots are often situated next to disability-accessible parking spaces.

Federal law states that disability-accessible parking spaces must have a space next to them that is at least 1.5 meters wide and 3.8 meters long. This ensures adequate space for those in wheelchairs to safely exit their vehicles. All of this should guarantee a better customer experience.

Recycled Asphalt

Warm-mix asphalt is one sustainable asphalt type, but there are others. For instance, asphalt is recyclable. The process of recycling asphalt has to do with its composition.

Asphalt is a form of concrete. It's created by sticking bits of gravel together using a type of solidified petroleum. When asphalt wears out, it's broken back down into bits of gravel. From there, it's stuck back together with fresh petroleum and used again.

Smart Parking Technologies

Ensuring that your parking lot is well-paved is only one part of maintaining a parking lot. Modern parking lots call for the use of smart parking technologies. This means monitoring your company's parking lot and studying related data.

You will start to notice patterns. These patterns will serve as the basis for your parking lot renovations so you can make your customers' experience as convenient as possible, from the parking lot to the checkout counter.

Advancements in Commercial Paving Services

A well-maintained and organized parking lot can make your business much more efficient and help keep customers. If you need your apartment expanded, maintained, or restored, we recommend using commercial paving services.

We offer excellent commercial paving services in the Toronto area. You can even get a free quote on our site. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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