Learn About Parking Lot Construction
The parking lot and garage industry is estimated to be over $10-billion and is expected to climb in the coming years. We help Houston businesses and property managers develop, build, and maintain their parking lots. We can work with various materials depending on the client or guide those who are unsure of what materials would be best to use for their structures. With decades of experience in this industry, we provide complete services from concept to completion using the best equipment and talent to get the job done.
Our company tackles government, municipal, retail, commercial, industrial, and residential parking lot solutions. We are licensed and insured to provide these services and work with civil engineers to ensure the work meets all safety guidelines or regulations. We partner with top manufacturing companies to ensure our materials meet our high expectations. Below you'll learn more about our services and the type of materials we work with. We also work on various size projects, so we ask that you give us a call today to tell us more about your particular project.
Materials and Process
Parking Lot Construction
About 90% of parking lot construction is asphalt, mostly because it is a more affordable material to work with. Concrete, however, is showing up more often and becoming more competitive. Asphalt technology is growing, making the equipment and materials more expensive. This gives concrete a chance in the market. Either material is ideal to install, although concrete will most often outlast asphalt parking lots and require less regular maintenance. When choosing your material, it will come down to how large the project is and how costly it is to maintain. The trouble with asphalt is you will need to seal it regularly to ensure it has a long lifespan. This is costly. After you consider these costs, you may opt to spring for concrete because it's stronger and is known for its durability and longevity.
The process includes the design, permitting, approvals, material choices, flow patterns, cost analysis, and more. Other considerations include joists, light poles, drainage, entrances, exits, and other factors. As far as costs are concerned, these vary depending on the size and materials used. On average a new parking lot will start at $2.50 a square foot (asphalt) to $7.00 for concrete. This means that a 10-car concrete lot could cost about $10,000, which is estimated at 4,000 square feet. A massive 300-car lot could run upwards of $700,000 for concrete. We understand those numbers can be shocking, but they are taken as a national average. We work with all kinds of budgets, so don't hesitate to connect us no matter where your budget falls.
The best feature about asphalt paving is that it's cost-efficient compared to concrete. The only thing that changes this is if the price of oil rises, you'll see a rise in asphalt installation. These projects can be done quickly and require less preinstallation work. Those who choose to work with this material will benefit from better water drainage, noise reduction, and it's long-lasting and durable details. You might also be happy to hear that asphalt is 100% recyclable and is a safe material. Please let us know if we can help you with additional details about Houston asphalt parking lot construction.
Having a concrete parking lot installed is not as simple as mixing concrete and pouring. The process almost always requires a dowel placement and casting to keep the material in place while it cures. The soil that resides under the construction is graded before concrete is poured. This creates a solid foundation for the material but does take time. The joints are added by using a saw to help relieve pressure and tension with the material. Before the concrete cures, it will be brushed for texture to ensure it is slip-resistant for cars and pedestrians. Do you have a concrete project that needs attention? Call or message us today to talk to our knowledgeable staff.
Asphalt Repairs & Maintenance
As you might gather now, asphalt requires regular maintenance and care. As outdoor elements like heat and rain impact the asphalt, it can weaken. This will leave cracking or scaling. Sometimes you may even see potholes arise as moisture sits in pockets under the material unknowingly. We can support our clients with repairs and general maintenance, so your parking lots aren't left looking like a battlefield. Our repairs can be done quickly and focus on solutions, rather than a quick patch. If you're looking for a company that can repair or fill cracks in your asphalt parking lot, we would be thrilled to do that for you.
Concrete Repairs & Maintenance
Concrete repairs or maintenance is more complex than asphalt. Sometimes, we can tackle these and use various techniques to save concrete slabs. Other times, we are forced to removed sections and completely repair them. Luckily, it takes a good bit of wear and tear before that happens. However, we like to be completely upfront with our potential clients and make sure they know concrete repairs can potentially get complex and expensive. Don't forget we can help with other concrete projects like patios, walkways, sidewalks, and more. Please pick up the phone today and tell us more about your project.
What's a good looking parking lot if you can't figure out where to park your vehicle? As a follow-up service, we can arrange striping services after the material has cured. We will have already plotted this out in the development phase of your project, and we will return when we know the driveway is safe to work on. Parking lot stripping has come a long way over the years but is not infallible. There is a chemical process that is vulnerable to the outdoor elements. Therefore, we often get asked to restripe parking lots for the safety and conveniences of your customers. You don't have to be a pavement customer to have us help you with stripping services.