There are many aspects that you have to consider when you want to add an asphalt pad, reinvent commercial parking lots or renovate your park parking. For revamping a paving in NJ or building a new one, you have select the asphalt contractors carefully. A big amount of success of a paving project depends on contractors.
Hiring them without making an informed decision can shorten the life of asphalt paving which is otherwise about twenty five years. With minor repair and maintenance, the driveway can last for a long time to come. Below are some suggestions that can help you make the right choice for selecting the ideal contractor:
KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS:
i. What is the end product that you wish to achieve is something you should know before you start searching an asphalt contractor and engage their services for your paving project.
ii. Having a rough idea and some preferences can help you communicate better and have them understand and inspect it accordingly to give you their quotes.
i. If the contractor is enough experienced, then there would be less learning curve and they would complete the project in a quick and effectual way without slowing down your project.
ii. Inexperienced contractor always make mistakes and have inappropriate knowledge about parking lot installation.
i. The parking lot with a good sub-base can last for a long time resisting the erosion by bad weather and the daily load of heavy duty vehicles.
ii. However, the driveway with poor foundation won’t last long and would start developing potholes and cracks.
i. Be certain that a functional drainage system is installed that can dispose all the rainwater or snow frozen on the pavement.
ii. The water puddles left afterwards can ruin the parking lot or any other asphalt paving. So, discuss the issue of drainage installation with the contractor.
i. The paving contractor should be bonded and have insurance coverage in case any person gets hurt on your property during work.
ii. The expense of the workers falls on the contractor if they have insurance for it.
EQUIPMENT AND CREW:
i. The paving company should have advanced equipment and big crew. Having high quality equipment can help in laying the asphalt in 300 degrees very quickly.
ii. This is done to protect the asphalt to develop fine lines that can later turn into cracks. The crew should be at least of eight people who can work the asphalt onto the surface quickly before it dries.
ii. Get multiple quotes and compare them on the price, material, crew and equipment. This would establish a budget and duration along with the warranty period offered by the contractor.
i. Last but not the least after verifying everything about the contractor, you need to seal the deal with a contract.
ii. The contract should be very detailed and have all the terms and conditions of the project along with the cost, grade of asphalt, area of the project, warranty, and installations.
Making efforts in the early stage would get you a well constructed parking lot without any glitches.