The first thing your customers see when they arrive at your business is your parking lot. The best way to make a good first impression is by having a high-quality, well-maintained parking lot. You certainly can’t risk having customers trip on cracks or sprain an ankle in a pothole. Elam construction has been building and maintaining parking lots for over 50 years. Don’t trust the reputation of your business to just anyone!
When designing a parking lot, water drainage is critical. A parking lot should not be designed with less than a 1.5% slope. This slope allows for complete water drainage and makes it possible to properly overlay it in the future. Water is your parking lot's worst enemy. When it sits on the surface, it can find its way through tiny cracks in the asphalt, thereby saturating and softening the area underneath, ultimately leading to a pothole. Providing proper slope and sufficient compaction during the design and construction of a parking lot will reduce the chances of potholes and cracking.
Elam Construction self-performs the site work for parking lots including but not limited to clearing the site of debris and brush, performing the earthwork, placing road base materials, and placing the asphalt. We regularly coordinate and solicit prices from other subcontractors such as underground contractors, concrete contractors, striping contractors, and any other specialty contractor that may be required to complete the entire project.
Elam can also construct, shape, or rehabilitate your gravel parking lot.