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Get Rid Of Puddles In Your Parking Lot

Puddles in a parking lot showcase the broken window theory. It’s a sign that the parking lot is not a good condition. This is reason enough for to get it fixed. Still want more reasons? Puddles in your parking lot leads to degradation of the parking lot asphalt eventually causing pot holes.

You need to inform the concerned authorities to get it fixed straight away. Only if the parking lot is cleaned, it will be a lot easier to avoid these problems. A few more reasons why parking lot cleaning is necessary:

Keep your outsides clean to keep your insides clean

The foot traffic into your building carries dirt and dust from your parking lot which in turn gets trapped in the carpets inside the building. If your parking lot is clean, you can reduce the amount of debris tracked into your building by keeping your parking lot clean. A clean parking lot also encourages visitors to be careful when it comes to throwing away trash.

Save money long term pavement repairs

Without regular sweeping or power washing, dirt, garbage and other debris slowly breaks down into your pavement and shortens its lifespan and increases your need for service. As the cost of such a service greatly exceeds the cost of routine sweeping, businesses can save lots by keeping their parking lots clean.

Good first impression and attracts clients/customers

The truth is, we do not typically think about such issues when we drive to a place of business. That is, unless the lot is dirty or untidy. An unkempt lot may indicate that the business doesn’t value itself, or its patrons. On the same token, an attractive parking lot that is clean and free of garbage, oil slicks and debris, tells customers that you take pride in your business, the environment and the surrounding area. Customers/clients do pay attention to where they spend their hard-earned dollars.

Prevents erosion

When pavement does not get cleaned regularly, silt and debris build up, and can wear on the surface. Dirt, sand, garbage and other particles are abrasive to surfaces and can cause premature deterioration. Hence it is always better to sweep your parking lot and take proper care so as to prevent erosion.

Prevents rodent entry

Last but not least, a clean parking lot that is free of garbage, deters rodents and other pests from gathering and establishing territory. Rodents usually breed in unhealthy environments. Rats and mice are difficult to get rid of once they start setting up in certain areas. Also, if a client walking into your building sees a rat nibbling on a leftover apple it is certainly not going to create a pleasing image in his mind.

You don’t want to lose business just because someone saw litter and rodents around it in your parking lot. It’s always better to take precautions than learn it the hard way. Get your parking lot cleaned today!

How Blacktop is Paving Success in Our Community

At Blacktop Paving it is our belief that any success we realize needs to be shared with our community. As we have grown we have continued to expand on our civic involvement both with real hands on commitment as well as monetary donations. Our primary focus has been on our Youth. Whether through a specific program or through our hiring process we have sought to help youth to gain the skills they need to be successful citizens. All of the employees of Blacktop are a part of us giving back, and they draw a huge sense of pride in doing so.

Career Opportunities

In the Community

Finalist for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award

2009 – Present: The Stars Program
As an active participant in the pre-employment program run by the Youth Emergency Shelter Society Blacktop Paving has attended job fairs and brought 6 youth in on job placements. These youth have been mentored in good work ethic and have learned numerous job skills.

2010: Youth Power Career Event
Blacktop Paving had an active role in the planning of a large-scale career event for our community’s youth providing both sponsorship as well as a planning committee member who also MC’d the event.

2009-Present: Human Resources Committee – Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
Blacktop Paving has had an active member on the ARHCA’s human resources committee, seeking to better understand the needs of employers and employees.

Free snow removal for the parking lot at a Kids for Cancer House in Edmonton.

2010: Ride to Conquer Cancer
Blacktop Paving has sponsored riders to compete the annual ride to Conquer Cancer in southern Alberta.

2010-Present: Clansmen Rugby Club
Blacktop Paving has been a sponsor of a local sports club, providing concrete and gravel work at no cost. We have also provided staff the needed time off work to volunteer as coaches for both the Clansmen Rugby Club as well as several local high schools.

2010-Present: Youth Emergency Shelter Society
Blacktop has chosen YESS as their primary outlet for charitable donations. It is our belief that we need to give back to the community. At our recent Christmas party in November of 2011 our employees raised over $2000 in support of YESS which the company tripled in donation.

2009-Present: Stan Daniels Healing Center
Blacktop is a firm believer in second chances, and has worked with the Stan Daniels Healing Center to provide viable work for individuals exiting the penal system as well as those on day parole.

2008: Women Building Futures
As part of the Women Building Future’s Heavy Equipment Operators course Blacktop hosted the entire class on one of our jobsites. We provided course training and curriculum to the women, exposing them to the base and asphalt laydown aspects of Equipment operation

Blacktop donated to the Gordie Howe Hockey game for Alzheimer’s Disease