Paving Services for Religious Institutions​

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Here are 5 things you need to know about paving services for religious institutions;

Northern Virginia has a large and diverse population of faithful worshipers of all denominations, which is one of the reasons it’s so wonderful to live and work here. If you are in charge of ministering to any congregation in the area, you know that your outreach for the wellbeing of your congregation goes beyond weekly services inside the building. By taking care of your parking lots, sidewalks and pathways around the building, you’re doing a lot more good than you realize. Here are 5 things you need to know about Northern Virginia paving services for religious institutions, so you can make wise stewardship choices to manage your property and provide for those in your community. To learn more, or for a free estimate, contact Espina Paving at (703) 491-9100.

1.  Prompt Repairs

Most religious organizations have a saying similar to this sentiment: prepare and prevent before you have to repair and repent. This isn’t just a spiritual idea, but a property management one as well. Proactively inspecting the parking lots, drainage areas and sidewalks on a regular basis (especially in the spring), you can catch small cracks, holes or other problems before they get bigger and more expensive to fix. As you regularly inspect, contact Espina Paving any time you notice a problem and we can make prompt repairs that will keep costs and hassle down while helping you better manage the budget.

2. Preventative Maintenance

One way to keep small cracks from becoming big potholes in your religious organization’s parking lot is simply to keep up with your parking lot maintenance schedule. Based on your traffic and weathering patterns, we can help you with a regular summer sealcoating schedule every 2 to 3 years. Sealcoating protects your pavement from UV rays and water infiltration, which can prevent cracks from forming or getting any bigger over the winter. Sealcoating also looks wonderful and crisp with new parking lines painted on it, and it improves traction in wet and snowy weather. That will keep everyone safer!

3. More Efficient Parking Lot Design

Speaking of new parking lines… if it’s hard for your members to find parking in the parking lot, it’s possible that you need more parking spaces. It’s also possible that a re-design of your parking lot could make traffic flow more efficiently, and provide more spaces for more members. Doing this right after a sealcoating application is ideal. Espina Paving can survey your parking lot and traffic patterns and help with directional lines and signage that makes getting to weekly meetings a little less hectic for everyone.

4. Keep Parking Lots Safe for Everyone

Cracks, swells, potholes and large puddles on rainy days can cause injury and safety hazards for members and visitors alike, as well as liability problems for your organization. This is why it’s so important to keep up with basic parking lot maintenance and proactively repairing damage before it gets worse. No religious organization wants to allow safety hazards to remain in their parking lots of on their sidewalks—and you don’t have to. Espina Paving takes pride in doing the highest quality paving work to make traffic flow smooth and safe.

5. ADA Compliant, Accessible Parking

From ADA-compliant parking spaces to wheelchair ramps, it’s important to make sure your religious center is easily accessible to every member of your congregation, and their families. If your parking lots need attention in this area, make sure to contact Espina Paving today to schedule a consultation about how to ensure that your parking lots, ramps and sidewalks are safe, smooth and easy for those with disabilities to navigate without any trouble.

Your religious center is a hub of activity that is very important for your congregation and an important location for the entire community. Making people feel welcome from the moment they drive onto the property is important, and keeping everyone safe while they’re there is essential. Espina Paving can help! Call us today at: (703) 491-9100.

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About the Author

With Espina Paving being a family business, I have been exposed to the construction industry my whole life. I graduated college on a Friday, and was building roads on Monday. Having served many functions within the company, I am currently overseeing our day to day operations.