Salt and sand that have accrued in your parking lot from this past winter are starting to pile up, and may have caused damage to your asphalt parking lot. Maybe you haven’t used a parking lot or power sweeping service in the past, but its never to late to start! The results will make you happy and will give your customers the impression of a clean, neat look before they walk into your business. Read more
It’s time to put some thought into what your commercial property will look like once the snow melts. Is what’s underneath the snow and debris attractive to look at? Will it call the attention you’re looking for to your business, or will it make a bad first impression on your clients? March is the best time to reevaluate your commercial property design and landscaping contractor. Read more
The New Year is right around the corner, only two months away, can you believe it? Throughout the year, we at DeCarlo Landscape Design work hard to give you valuable and important blog content on a variety of topics. We are looking forward to 2018 and can’t wait for you to see the valuable blog content that we have in store for you! For now, let’s take a look back at our top snow blog posts for 2017 and gear up for the winter ahead. Read more
With the current economy, price point tends to be the bottom line when business owners think about their annual budget. If you’re like most and are looking for the best priced commercial snow removal company, then you should read on. Read more
If there’s one thing every business owner strives for, its to be prepared: always and for everything. So, is your business prepared for snow removal during a blizzard? Nursing homes, hospitals, medical facilities and other specialty offices don’t close during a blizzard. Their doctors must get to the patients, and a blizzard makes for emergency situations. Gas stations must get be available to get people the gas they need for their snow blowers and trucks. There is no choice to have a blizzard plan in place for your parking lot no matter what type of business or property owner you are. Are you ready? Read more
Who’s in charge of snow removal on your property? Haven’t thought about it yet? Well, we might be having an anticlimactic October so far, but don’t be fooled, winter is just around the corner. Make sure you are covered the first day the snow falls by securing your commercial snow removal company now. Before you sign a contract, think again about the company you’ve used in the past and make a decision for the future. Timing, liability, experience, and insurance are the top 4 things you should be looking for in a company, and at DeCarlo Landscaping, that’s what you get. Read more
Don’t be the only business owner in Northern New Jersey plowing your own parking lot this year. In fact, we’re reminding you now that August is the time to get your snow plowing company secured and ready for first snow. As most commercial property owners know by now, sooner than later the snow will be here causing delays, parking lot disasters, icy sidewalks, and all that winter brings with it to the Garden State. Read more
DeCarlo Landscaping is proud to work with Bergen county property owners, businesses, developers, and property managers providing professional services from design to maintenance. Read more
Before you get your commercial landscaping underway, laying new mulch on top of old, pruning dead branches off of trees, pulling weeds and buying the same plants you did the year before, think twice. It might be time to enlist the help of a commercial landscape company to give your landscaping a spring tune up. Read more
Is it time for you to invest in parking lot maintenance? With our easy to use checklist, you will find out quickly if your parking lot needs repair and updating! The winter months with their cold temperatures and freeze thaw cycles wreak havoc on parking lots and sidewalks. You may already see some cracks, potholes, or crumbling in the pavement. The paint on the curb, or parking lot striping may be faded or hard to see. Performing a yearly assessment using our checklist will help you to protect your investment by keeping up with maintenance.
Don’t assume you know exactly what the parking lot looks like, walk outside and evaluate thoroughly. Work through these ten areas to check and see where you end up!
Parking Lot Evaluation Checklist
- Check the parking lot surface for potholes, crumbling or damaged areas
- Walk around the perimeter of any curbs on the property and check for any deteriorated or damaged areas
- Check all drains on the surface or along curbing for damage or deterioration
- Check the parking lot for particularly large cracks or areas where vegetation is peaking out
- Take note of the color of the surface, is it faded?
- Look for faded or missing striping on the surface and on any curbs
- Assess light post bases, parking bumpers or curbs for faded painting or crumbling areas
- Check all signage for damage, fading or improper placement
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule preventative or cosmetic maintenance and repairs for your parking lot.
As a full service Commercial Landscaping Contractor, one of our services is parking lot maintenance. We have been serving businesses, schools, hospitals, churches, industrial complexes, restaurants, etc. in Northern New Jersey and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Our reputation for our fair and customized pricing, excellent customer service and reliability stands out. Whether you’ve noticed minor or major issues after completing the checklist, give us a call to see what we can do for you!