Posts by Curcio Enterprises, Inc.

6 Tips for Designing a Parking Lot

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First impressions are critical when it comes to a first date. After all, you want to put your best foot forward. The same goes for parking lots – they are the first thing patrons see when arriving at your establishment.

Access to a functional and safe parking lot is an essential need for commercial America. It takes a lot more than throwing asphalt down and painting lines on it. Parking lots take planning and need to include more than just parking spaces.

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The Price of Repaving: 4 Considerations

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We don’t know anyone that doesn’t like spending as little as possible for the things we need. But when it comes to your parking lots and garages, maintenance is not something to scrimp on.

Parking lots – especially those comprised of asphalt – regularly weather the elements, car and foot traffic, and other factors that cause damage. When parking areas become too run-down to be used efficiently, you know it’s time for a repaving job. Not to mention, having a clean, pristine-looking parking lot will tell your patrons that you care as much about your business’s appearance and safety as you do about its services.

Before you pour money into a repaving project, it’s important to do your research on what to expect out of the process. Curcio Enterprises, Inc. offers the following considerations:

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With Asphalt, Proper Maintenance Is Key

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Despite rising oil prices and their effect on the price of asphalt, it’s still the most common option for parking lot paving. While it may enjoy a shorter lifespan, paving a parking lot with asphalt is nearly always cheaper than using concrete.

If you’ve chosen to use asphalt for your parking lot, you should know that the way you maintain it can determine whether you’ll have to replace it in 10 years or if you’ll be able to keep it for closer to 30.

Curcio Enterprises, Inc. offers the following advice when it comes to maintaining your asphalt parking lot and running a more cost-effective business:

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Hot Tips to Keep Parking Lots Looking Cool for the Summer

Who doesn’t love summer? For most of us, it means that school’s out, the beach waters beckon, and we can look forward to our long-awaited summer vacation plans.

But if you own or operate a business with a parking lot, you’ll know that summer can pose a variety of challenges to it, including heat damage. Even if you missed spring cleaning season, you can still resolve to make your parking lot look pristine as the summer heat rolls in. Curcio Enterprises recommends 5 areas of your parking lot that you can improve:

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Backing Up The Reasons for Backing Into Parking Spaces

Backing Up Our Reasons for Backing Into Parking Spaces

Although driving in a parking lot may feel safer than being on the streets, research has shown that a significant amount of collisions occur in parking lots. According to the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), parking lot collisions make up as much as 20% of all accidents.

As always, you should follow safety precautions when driving in a parking lot, such as staying alert, following all posted speed limits and warnings, and wearing your seatbelt.

But the research is in with a new safety tip that you may not be aware of—backing into your parking space, rather than pulling in.

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Give Me a Sign: The Psychology Behind Traffic Signage

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If you think about it, road signs are integral to keeping drivers alive. A traffic sign could mean the difference between a driver making that life-saving stop or possibly running into oncoming cars. Drivers have to making important decisions in a matter of seconds, which is why sign manufacturers create signage with the human psyche in mind.

This week, Curcio Enterprises, Inc. shares a few key areas where psychology is used in the creation of traffic signage:

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The Divide Between Asphalt and Concrete Pavement In Parking Lot Maintenance

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Building a new parking lot or starting from scratch on an old one can be daunting, especially when there are choices involved that could influence cost and time investment, and environmental impact.

The timeless debate of concrete vs. asphalt can be overwhelming to tackle because it’s in constant flux depending on the price of materials, technological advancements, and the location where the parking lot is being built.

In this blog, Curcio Enterprises will break down asphalt vs. concrete pavements and compare them on short/long-term maintenance and cost, and environmental impact to help you make the best choice for your business parking lot:

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Safety Zone: 4 Tips Parking Lot Managers Should Follow

Businesswoman pulling suitcase in parking lot at airport while on mobile phone.

You’d think that with slower speed limits and more “Caution” signs posted around parking lots and garages, pedestrians would walk through them with more confidence. But parking lots are no place to put your guard down. Did you know that 20% of all car accidents occur in parking lots, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety?

Here are some ways you can increase the level of safety in your parking zones and hopefully help lower the overall percentage of parking lot accidents:

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