The Investment in Parking
Parking is one of those things people love to complain about because there never seems to be enough of it when you need it the most. When people are planning the amount of time it takes to get somewhere there almost always needs to be extra time factored in to allow for finding parking. For this reason, investing in parking lots and parking structures are seen as reasonably safe investments due to the constant needs of motorists to park their vehicles.
Traditional parking measures have their detriments which limit the profits that they can return. Those detriments include:
Need for staff (attendants, security, etc.)
Wasted space for stairways, walkways, etc.
Large amounts of space required for minimal volume of vehicles
High levels of maintenance required
Very limited and expensive expansion
These limitations have led to new and innovative parking ideas that are more efficient, easier and can handle greater volumes of cars in much less space. This translates to lower costs and greater profits for the owners.
Car Parking Systems
The evolution of the car parking system has literally changed the way people think about parking. No longer is the outdated parking model of one vehicle per space the only basis on designing a parking structure. Horizontal space is increasingly limited and expensive so more focus is being placed on maximizing the use of vertical space, which is essentially free.
The idea of stacking vehicles is a revolutionary design theory that allows multiple vehicles to be parked in what would traditionally be one horizontal parking space. This is attractive to parking structure owners because it means less actual land must be purchased and more vehicles can be parked, meaning higher levels of income. Since this model focuses on more cars being parked in smaller spaces, this also results in lower security costs and lower manpower requirements.
Hydraulic car lifts are very popular in the car parking system industry since they provide easy ways to efficiently move cars. Common kinds of hydraulic car lifts include:
These systems all offer specific benefits and are specialized for different vehicle volumes. Some can be further customized to be able to handle virtually any parking needs.
Convenience for Customers
Most drivers hate parking and the thought of trying to squeeze a car into a tight parking space can be intimidating to even the most seasoned driver. Hydraulic car lift parking structures allow for a level of convenience never seen before in parking. Customers are able to park and retrieve their vehicles quicker and easier than ever before. Hydraulic car lift systems boast retrieval times of mere seconds and offer a level of safety that is unbeatable in traditional parking methods.
When making the decision to design and implement a car parking system, it is extremely important to do the necessary homework to find a company that has a proven track record and can provide examples of how their solutions are being successfully used today. Choosing a company with a solid reputation is the most important step to building a parking structure that provides maximum efficiency and profits for many years to come.