The first thing a customer will notice when arriving at your business is the car park, and in most cases, it’s not that impressive.
Having a smooth, crack and pothole-free car park for people to park their cars on gives your customers the impression you’re professional and care about your business, and them, your customers.
Compared to a deteriorated car park that needs repairs or resurfacing, tells your visitors that you’re not concerned with appearance or quality.
If you’re building a new car park or resurfacing a damaged car park, we recommend asphalt. So what is asphalt and why should you consider using it for your car park?
Read on for your ultimate guide to asphalt car park construction in Australia.
Why Choose Asphalt for Your Car Park?
Asphalt, or sometimes mistakenly called bitumen, is known for its robust properties that make it durable and long-lasting.
In Australia, asphalt is the most common material used for surfacing roads and it is also highly recommended for car park construction.
Asphalt is chosen for road and car park construction because it can withstand high-volumes of cars and is cost-effective for large areas.
Here are a few other benefits to asphalt car park construction:
- Asphalt is fast curing so it can be driven on the same day
- Asphalt’s dark colour allows for high contract line-markings and reduced glare
- Asphalt comes in a range of colours to suit your property
- Asphalt can expand and contract in the weather with lower risk cracking
- Asphalt is laid with no gaps so there is reduced risk of cracks from roots
- Asphalt can be laid to any shape including curves without gaps
Asphalt Car Park Design and Layout
When designing an asphalt car park, it’s essential to work with a professional asphalt car park construction company to ensure your car park lasts as long as possible without damage. This includes considering drainage, kerbing and other measures to protect the surface from damage.
Soakwell Installation and Water Drainage
Before laying the asphalt for your car park, have the gradient assessed to ensure that rainwater will run off and not pool on the surface. This can lead to water damage causing cracks or potholes.
It’s at this stage you can also install soakwells to remove water from the surface of the asphalt and disperse it in the ground in a way that won’t affect the base layer.
Installing kerbing around the edge of your asphalt car park will protect the exposed asphalt edges from debris, roots, water, and uneven pressure that could lead to cracking.
Kerbing acts as a buffer for the asphalt from the elements and prevents damage that can require repairs.
While you want people to use your car park as much as possible, there are some areas you may need to prevent people from driving on. This is where strategically position bollards can help.
Permanent or retractable bollards can be installed during the asphalt surfacing process to ensure a solid connection.
Once your new asphalt car park has been constructed, you can mark out the driving lanes and parking bays by using a car park line marking company.
Most asphalt car park construction companies will have preferred suppliers that they work with or may include it in the car park services they offer.
Types of Asphalt Car Park Construction
Here are just a few car park areas we’ve surfaced in Perth:
- Business and industrial car parks
- Schools, universities and campuses
- Strata, townhouses and apartments
- Supermarkets and shopping centres
Why Choose NK Asphalt for Your Car Park?
We value top-notch customer service and understand the complicated arrangements for construction work at a business, so we work with your schedule to reduce downtime.
Get a Perth asphalt car park quote
If your job is 150m2 or more and in the Perth or surrounding areas.