Reduce Business Injury Liability with Outside Maintenance

As a business owner, you need to minimize risks that can hurt your bottom line. Maintaining a safe property is a crucial element to reduce the chance of injuries for workers and customers. This includes outdoor areas where customers and employees park and walk. Maintaining parking lots and sidewalks should be a priority to reduce the chance of injury accidents on your commercial property.

Premise liability laws cover accidents that occur on property due to unsafe conditions. There are also laws that cover safety regulations for businesses to protect employees from injury. For business owners, it is important to reduce risks of injury accidents. Outdoors, this means maintaining parking lots and sidewalks that are safe and free from tripping or fall hazards.

Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance

To reduce chances of fall injuries, all paved surfaces should be maintained. Cleaning and sweeping paved walkways and parking areas can reduce tripping hazards. If snow or ice is present, shoveling and deicing is needed to prevent slips and falls. In addition to daily and weekly maintenance, there may be needed repairs. This includes leveling sidewalks that have settled or cracked and repairing holes in the parking areas. Repairing asphalt and concrete surface is important to reduce risk of accidents. Paving surface repairs also protect your property and improve the appearance of your business.

Injury accidents can be costly. Even if you have premise liability insurance coverage, you may experience higher premiums and costs when injuries occur on your property. Keeping up on outside maintenance, including parking lot and sidewalk repairs, can reduce your risk of injuries to your customers and employees, protecting them and your bottom line.

Posted on behalf of:
Sunshine Services
8371 McAllister Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 945-0187

Upkeep of Commercial Parking Lots and Sidewalks

If you own a business that has paved surfaces, maintenance of these surfaces is essential. Whether it is a parking lot for your customers or sidewalks leading to your front entrance, it is your responsibility to maintain all concrete or asphalt on your property. While it may be tempting to put off repairs, overlays and replacement of these surfaces when they begin to show signs of wear and tear, it is not worth the risk. Here are a few excellent reasons to schedule maintenance for your paved commercial surfaces.

  • Liability. Pot holes in your parking lot and uneven slabs in your sidewalk can create hazards that could cause injury or vehicle damage. While you may have insurance to cover these accidents, you will still pay in higher insurance premiums. Reduce liability by having these issues repaired.
  • Appearance. You want to establish a positive first impression with your customers. Dilapidated sidewalks and parking areas can hurt your business’ image. Keep your exterior areas looking professional with ongoing concrete and asphalt maintenance.
  • Longevity. Paving is costly, adding to your business’ overhead. Maintaining your asphalt and concrete can extend the life of the surface and reduce the long-term cost for your business. Services like sealcoating and overlays can protect your asphalt from damage. If you already have surface issues, potholes and crumbling concrete can be repaired for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Maintaining your pavement should be part of the expected cost of running your business. In the long run, you’ll save money by keeping those surfaces maintained. Call your local paving service to schedule your needed upkeep and maintenance for your parking lot and sidewalks today.

Posted on behalf of:
ACE Paving & Maintenance
5665 Atlanta Highway
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 451-3226