Selecting Right Asphalt Company
So this may seem obvious, but the first place to start is to evaluate the field of asphalt companies and look for ones with really strong reputations. Believe it or not, there are some scammy pavers out there who will not perform the project properly. They’ll either cut corners or rip you off on the amount of asphalt they’re applying (in their quotes they say they’ll add 4 inches, but, they only add 2 inches of asphalt). I even know of a property manager who goes out and measures as the company is laying down the aggregate. So network with other building pros and ask who they use for their paving work
Verify license and insurance. Asphalt and paving jobs can be quite large and pricey. You need to ensure the contractor possesses a license and adequate insurance to protect your property from any damages that may occur during the project. Request a copy of their insurance certificate as part of the bid submission process.
Getting a detailed estimate is imperative. You want to ensure the vendor has spelled everything out, so there is no confusion when the project begins. Look closely at the depth they are going to mill and how much asphalt they are going to lay on top. These ranges typically go from anywhere between 2-6 inches. If you’re lot is especially beat up, make sure they also address any underlying base issues too. This is when the contractor cuts out the failing underlayment and carefully rebuilds to give it strength. A thorough estimate should include all the supplies, labor, and an estimated completion date. Compare quotes provided by each business and get explanations for any differences.
Maintenance and Warranties: So once the job is done, you’ll want to ensure the paving company has a solid warranty or maintenance options before hiring them. A reputable business will back up its work and the materials it uses. A well-maintained parking lot will last longer and require fewer repairs. To keep your parking lot in good shape, pick a company that provides routine maintenance services like sealcoating and crack filling.
Selecting the appropriate paving company for your parking lot project is crucial for ensuring its safety, convenience, and visual appeal. It is best to choose a reliable business with lots of experience and a stellar reputation. You can be sure that your parking lot will be in good hands by following the aforementioned rules.