If your commercial business is getting a lot of traffic, that’s often a good sign. Tons of traffic can mean you’re getting a lot of customers, but what happens when you get too more cars than parking spots?
Small businesses, in particular, are no stranger to overflowed parking lots. They’re often built on small plots of land to save costs, and end up becoming so popular and successful that they get more customers at one time than their parking lots can handle. This leads to overflow parking.
Overflow parking is when someone is forced to park somewhere else because the main parking lot is full. This often takes the form of vehicles lined up down residential streets, or in other unrelated parking lots, often those belonging to different businesses. Customers will avoid businesses that don’t have sufficient parking.
This situation is obviously not ideal, because not only will other adjacent businesses get mad at you for not having enough parking space to handle all OF your customers, the local police may fine you as well. If your customers aren’t wanted in a nearby lot or are filling up residential streets, you and/or your customers are likely to incur a parking ticket.
This is bad for your business because once people realize it’s not safe to park near your location without getting a ticket or that they have to park 2 blocks away, they’re likely to just leave. That’s a missed opportunity for you to capitalize on the marketing you’ve done and is one of the biggest sins you can commit as a business owner, letting interested parties become disinterested parties before they even step in the door.
That’s why most business owners with traffic spikes have an overflow lot of some sort. But, without the right type of material or construction, these lots can quickly become ugly, rutted, and ruined. In case you want to know how to implement durable overflow parking for an affordable price, let’s take a look at how you can and what the additional benefits are to choosing certain products over others.
TRUEGRID Pavers are the Perfect Solution to Address Overflow
Overflow parking is a must-have for any business that expects an overflow of customers from time to time. That being said, you don’t need to waste time and money building a bigger lot with asphalt or concrete. You can create a perfectly stabilized gravel, grass, or dirt lot for a much lower price than it would cost to build overflow parking with asphalt or concrete.
TRUEGRID permeable pavers allow you to use nearby grass, dirt, or gravel as a flawless way to accommodate your overflowing customers. Unstabilized gravel can be locked into place with the TRUEGRID PRO PLUS system and kept looking clean and professional. The TRUEGRID ROOT paving system can also prevent grass from getting torn up while providing uncompromised support for all vehicles. Overflow parking construction with TRUEGRID pavers is safe, simple, and fast.
There are no complicated pieces of equipment involved and in the case of TRUEGRID ROOT grass pavers, the process is as simple as thoroughly wetting the grass, snapping them together over the grass and pressing the paver system into the grass with a heavy roller or truck. Grass will grow up and through the grid which is now strong enough to handle cars without ruts or mud.
With gravel, scrape back your unstabilized gravel, snap the pavers together, spread the gravel into them and level with a heavy roller.
A freshly-installed TRUEGRID paver parking lot looks great and is the perfect way to save money on your overflow parking. Because the pavers are permeable, they provide built-in drainage, allowing you to use more land for parking spaces and eliminating the need for costly drainage systems.
An overflow parking design with TRUEGRID pavers is one of the most eco-friendly ways to address overflow parking as well, because every paver is made from 100% recycled plastic. TRUEGRID pavers are also unbelievably durable. They’re able to withstand the weight of a falling monster truck without breaking, and can last for over 60 years with almost no maintenance required.
Optimize Your Overflow Parking Lot with Permeable Pavers
Many businesses, small and large, require overflow parking due to occasional spikes in traffic that fill up all of the parking spaces in their main lot. But, while many resort to makeshift lots made from unstabilized gravel or bare grassland, there is another solution.
Instead of feeling like you need to spend money on a parking lot built from asphalt or concrete, you can implement your overflow lot in a cost-effective way that looks great and will last for ages. TRUEGRID permeable pavers make overflow parking design effortless and affordable, allowing you to maintain a professional and well-maintained appearance, even in your overflow lots.
Don’t let your overflow parking areas go unstabilized for a moment longer. Ruts, bare spots, dust, and other problems are guaranteed to arise in your overflow parking area eventually, so why not address the problem now?
With TRUEGRID permeable plastic pavers, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve chosen a cost-effective, durable, low-maintenance, stylish, and eco-friendly paving material that provides its own built-in drainage system while also improving the overall appearance of your business.
Get in touch with a TRUEGRID paving expert today for more information on overflow lot paving and a custom quote.