We operate a relatively small park in LA (30 spaces). Currently the park has a gravel / slag road. The road requires a fairly regular maintenance including grading and rock replacement in addition to not being the prettiest thing in the world. As a result, we are debating replacing it with a blacktop road.
I was curious if anyone has gone through this process and how did they fare. Any experiences would be really welcome, including thoughts on:
garbage would have to be centralized so the heavy trucks do not demolish the road in a hurry. Thoughts on individual pickup (easy but uneven and hard to enforce) vs. centralized pickup (eliminate the trucks but now have a convenient drop off for the entire county to drop off their old washers)?
cost of the blacktop (ours would be about 1,600 feet long)? Any financing available or strictly cash?
durability once put in? Any issues with water runoff management?
did it change the tenant and park dynamics any? Did it get easier or harder to rent out lots and/or trailers?
Again, all thoughts would be really welcome and I thank you for your time,