If you own a commercial building, you probably spend a lot of time on repairs, and routine maintenance. But, if you're like most commercial building owners, those repairs and maintenance projects don't include the parking lot. Unfortunately, without proper parking lot maintenance, you can end up with some serious problems. In most cases, parking lots can be kept problem-free with simple crack repairs and waterproof sealants. Some concrete problems require more than a simple fix. Sometimes, concrete will need to be lifted. If your concrete parking lot is sinking, or has developed uneven ridges, it's time to talk to a contractor about a permanent fix. It's time to invest in concrete lifting. Here are three important reasons to have your commercial concrete lifted.
Reduce Risk of Accident and Injuries
If the concrete around your building has begun to lift, your commercial property might not be as safe as it should be. Those cracks created an increased risk for trip and fall accidents for your customers, and for your employees. Unfortunately, those accidents and injuries can undermine the success of your business, and can interfere with employee productivity. Concrete lifting repairs sinkholes and edges, creating a safer surface for your customers and employees.
Avoid Costly Liability Claims
Trip and fall accidents don't just cause pain and injuries. They also increase your risk for liability claims. When customers are injured in your parking lot, you may be held financially responsible for the medical bills. If customers choose to sue, you may be at risk for even bigger financial payments. When your employees are injured in trip and fall accidents, you're left to deal with the workers compensation claims. You can avoid those liability claims by investing in concrete lifting as soon as possible.
Protect Building From Structural Damage
If the damage to your concrete is spreading under the building, there's an increased risk that your building will suffer structural damage. As the cracks spread, they can lift and separate the building. When that happens, you may notice that the doors and windows no longer open and close the way they should. If the damage becomes too severe, your building could become structurally unsafe. One way to avoid that type of damage is to talk to a contractor about concrete lifting. Concrete lifting will repair the concrete, and restore the structural integrity of your building. As an added benefit, it will also help to protect the value of your commercial property.