As a property manager, there are probably a lot of items on your to-do list. As you look over it to prioritize the items, be sure you keep pothole repair at the top. While this might seem like something you could save for later, there are several important reasons for getting it done now.
Whether you have many potholes on your property or just one, they pose a risk of damage and injury. If someone hits a pothole while driving, it could cause damage to the car or even themselves. That person may sue you for damages. If someone steps into the pothole while walking from their car to the building, and the individual gets injured from it, you could be financially liable for the injuries. Accidents happen, but if you promptly fix potholes you can remove some of the risk.
When someone pulls up to your business for the first time, the first thing he or she will see is the parking lot. You may have an impressive setup inside, but if the parking lot is riddled with potholes, the customer may not ever make it inside. A disheveled parking lot may give the impression you are careless and lack respect for your property. This could lead customers to believe you run your business the same way. Improving curb appeal with pothole repair shows you care and take pride in your business.
Leaving repairs for later can cause the problem to get bigger. Bigger problems become bigger repairs, which ultimately means bigger costs. If you want to save on maintenance costs, it would be in your best interest to repair any potholes as soon as possible.
Keeping your property well maintained comes with a lot of benefits you may not have thought about. If you own a property with potholes, it’s important you get them repaired in a timely manner. Contact Asphalt Surfacing today, by calling 408-673-4719 or emailing us to learn more about what you can do to extend the life of your asphalt.