Paved parking lots are essential to commercial establishments and multi-family residential buildings in Kansas City. They’re a deciding factor for customers and tenants looking for places to eat, shop, or live. People want reassurance that their vehicles are secure and accessible. Parking lots in poor condition — cracked, uneven, and quick to flood — will not give them the peace of mind they are looking for. Some establishments install pavers the ground with gravel, fill dirt, and asphalt as a more affordable alternative to concrete. But concrete offers longevity when regularly maintained and it is the ideal material for commercial parking lots.
Parking lots should be more than an afterthought, especially in terms of cost and building materials. They need to have a high load bearing capacity due to the sheer number of vehicles driving on them and people passing through every day. Outdoor parking lots also endure more environmental abuse which leaves them more susceptible to damage.
To maximize results, you should choose to install a concrete parking lot because:
- It is durable and longer-lasting than asphalt.
- It is resistant to wind, water, and extreme temperatures.
- Steel-reinforced concrete with a low water-cement ratio (one of the flatwork laying techniques we execute) has a high compressive strength, which means they will not buckle easily under heavy loads.
- It is versatile and can take on any shape. Spray-on concrete, for one, can fill in cracks on existing pavement and reinforce the old slabs.
- It is readily available.
- It is low maintenance.
Apart from being the economical choice, concrete paved parking lots also lend a clean and modern aesthetic — an extra perk that fits in with the vibe of downtown Kansas City.
Parking lots require different formulations and reinforcements depending on their location (indoor vs. outdoor), type (single-level vs. multi-level), and should be able to support the vehicles that utilize them most.
At K&E Flatwork LLC., our experienced team knows how to create a concrete solution that meets the unique needs of our clients. Parking lots are, after all, the first thing customers and potential tenants see when they approach your building; it can leave a negative impression for them to see flaws in the infrastructure.
We create highly functional parking lots for our client’s that are both visually appealing and durable.
We are a trusted contractor for concrete paved parking lots in Kansas City. You can expect an excellent concrete product, great execution, and hassle-free customer service from our team of professionals. Contact us today to discuss your unique concrete needs.