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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

Construction worker telling cars to stop

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

White arrow signs painted on road as direction restriction. Arrow signs as road markings on a street with two lanes

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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Making Parking Lots Environmentally Friendly for a Brighter Future

As the population grows, concern about climate change and maintaining a healthy planet for future generations have come to the forefront of many people’s conversation. While there’s no doubt that parking lots are a necessary part of any thriving business, they can cause problems for the environment if built incorrectly or unmaintained.

Curcio recommends that you consider the following when designing or updating your parking lots:

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Is Expectant Mothers’ Parking Expected?

Pregnancy is a major life event and it involves many accommodations in both one’s personal and professional life. One such accommodation you might see is in parking lots, where there are designated “maternity parking,” “expectant mothers parking,” or “stork parking” spots for mothers-to-be. These can usually be found at supermarkets, baby stores, and doctors’ offices.

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How to Keep Parking Lots Running Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Asphalt Patch Repair

Because parking is one of the first ways customers interact with your business in person, you’ll want to keep your parking lot or parking garage in great shape. Visitors don’t usually notice your parking lot unless it looks neglected or it malfunctions in some way. Here are parking lot maintenance measures you can employ to keep your facility looking fresh.

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Parking Lot Safety Tips to Keep Business Owners and Patrons at Ease

Enjoying Their Day Out Shopping

When designing your parking lot or parking garage, you imagine the best experience for your visitors and employees. But does your vision extend to people of different abilities and ages? What will ensure the best experience for children, elderly, or disabled patrons? Also important: have you kept your facility up-to-date with the latest accommodations and safety precautions? If not, you could be liable for damages if a patron is injured while in your parking lot.

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