Why regular maintenance and repair of your church parking lot is important.
When a visitor arrives at your church, your parking lot is one of the first things they encounter. While a visitor who identifies with your church’s religious tenants may be willing to overlook a poorly maintained parking lot, it can be off-putting for potential new church attendees.
Here are a few compelling reasons you should maintain your church parking lot.
Poor Maintenance Poses a Risk to Your Congregation
It’s important to maintain your church parking lot so vehicles that travel through the parking lot aren’t at risk of being damaged. All it takes is one pothole to knock a vehicle out of alignment or harm a tire’s sidewall. This one incident can result in hundreds of dollars in damages.
If your church operates its own vehicles, like church buses and vans, they’re also susceptible to pothole damage. Damage can take the vehicle out of service and negatively impact your church’s ability to provide transportation or offer services to the community.
People walking through your parking lot are also at risk of tripping and falling due to uneven pavement. If someone is injured on your church’s property, the church may be liable for their injuries. This can have adverse financial consequences for your church and impact your reputation in the community.
Maintenance Enables You to Maximize Your Parking Lot’s Functionality
Though maintenance includes necessary tasks, like pothole repair and parking lot paving, it also includes tasks which can improve the functionality of your parking lot. When you’re having your church parking lot repaved, you can add markings and arrows to better direct visitors to the correct area of your church.
For example, you might add arrows to improve the flow of traffic. This will help visitors understand which way to go to reach a certain church building. If your church has a door that you prefer first-time visitors to use, you can add visitor parking spots in close proximity to this entrance.
Clear, easy-to-observe parking lines also help you optimize the capacity of your parking lot. Visitors will know what constitutes a parking space and are less likely to inadvertently take up more than one space with their vehicle.
A Maintained Parking Lot Improves Your Church’s Aesthetics
Many churches utilize their outside spaces when planning events or gatherings. A Revival might take place outside so you can accommodate more people, or you may host vacation Bible School during the summer months. A maintained parking lot serves as an aesthetically pleasing space for all your church’s outside activities.
Asphalt paving ensures that your church parking lot doesn’t have any cracks or holes and that it has a smooth, uniform appearance that provides a fantastic backdrop for your church’s activities. Regular parking lot paving provides a safe, even surface for people to traverse and gather and creates a positive first impression.
Don’t wait until the day before an event to schedule parking lot maintenance. Instead, start the process now so you have time to explore your options for asphalt repair and paving and to ensure the project fits your budget and unique needs.
Regular Maintenance is More Cost-Efficient
You know it’s important for your church to be a good steward of your congregation’s donations. One way to do so is to keep your church’s facilities, like the parking lot, maintained. Not only will periodic maintenance prolong your parking lot’s usable lifespan, but it can decrease the amount that you spend on asphalt repair. It’s cheaper to fix a small crack or pothole than to wait until it becomes a large problem.
Contact ACPLM for Church Parking Lot Maintenance
Is your church’s parking lot overdue for maintenance? Contact ACPLM today to schedule paving or asphalt repair for your church parking lot. We’re happy to inspect your parking lot and provide a no-cost consultation for parking lot maintenance and repair services, including sealcoating services.