Did you know that there are lots of ways to make your parking lot attractive and safe? Some ways to improve the look of your parking lot and make it free of safety hazards include keeping it free of garbage and fixing cracks.  The cost of making a parking lot attractive does not have to be overly expensive. In fact, some simple things such as planting flowers and greenery can be done over a period to reduce the cost.

The Design

Avoid overly elaborate designs for the parking lot. The layout should be easy to navigate. The parking lot foundation should be strong and the asphalt mix should be good.


Cracks and potholes should be repaired before they become large, unsightly or hazardous. In addition, potholes left unrepaired are dangerous. If they collect water, they can hide the size and depth of the holes, making then even more dangerous to drivers and even pedestrians.

Regular Maintenance

It is important to regularly maintain the parking lot. For one, periodic sealcoating the asphalt surface helps to lengthen the life of the asphalt and minimize the exposure and damage from UV light. Maintenance also makes it easier to identify potential problems such as cracks before they worsen.


Planting flowers or other types of vegetation can make a boring parking lot get some personality. Of course, these should not be so high or in areas where it prevents visibility. Low shrubs are ideal, especially if they serve to divide the parking lot into zones.

Signs and marking

Depending on the size of your parking lot, the use of attractive signs is a good idea. Signage provides guidance for users, especially those persons who need to have clearly identified disabled drivers’ spaces. Clearly outlining each parking space with lines help to prevent haphazard parking which can look untidy and even reduce the number of available parking space. This not only prevent accidents, scratches and dints to parked vehicles, but it also presents a neat, orderly image.


Proper lighting is also important, especially for parking lots that are used at nights. Light provides some degree of safety, and can also highlight the features of the lot.

Keeping Clean

Simply sweeping the parking lot and getting rid of debris goes a far way in keeping it attractive. Parking lots, especially if highly used, will be prone to litter. A pile up of debris for extended periods will lead to deterioration of the asphalt. It is important to have a cleaning program in place.

Asphalt Repair in Chicago

Parking lots may seem insignificant, but their users like to feel safe where they park their vehicles. A nice, well-kept parking lot also gives a feeling that your vehicles are protected while you go about your business. Give us a call at 847-299-1830 if you would like to discuss problems with your asphalt parking lot or schedule regular maintenance or repair.