Like any investment you make to improve your commercial property, improving asphalt pavement requires professional guidance for you to see ROI. You’ll want to work with an asphalt contractor that’s been around for a while and knows time-tested paving techniques, emerging trends, and the newest technologies in the industry.
Remember, though, that just because a commercial asphalt paving company has been in business for a while, it doesn’t mean they perform quality work — which is why you should move on to follow-up questions and consider other factors when making your choice.
An investment in commercial asphalt paving starts with the contractor you choose. There’s no substitution for experience and skill. Everything we do is focused on getting commercial asphalt and pavement projects done on time and within budget – no matter what.
You need clear, consistent communication with your asphalt contractor throughout the research and bidding process and across the scope of work. Have an honest conversation about the essential elements of the process, and then move on to the parts of the project that may not be required but would be beneficial to include. Clearly outline the scope in the documentation that you can reference when working on your budget or getting bids from other contractors.
Don’t be afraid to speak up about any questions you may have, and don’t hesitate to come back to this documentation during the paving process if something doesn’t seem clear. Some asphalt paving projects will be straightforward, and some present unique challenges to you or the contractor. Knowing about these potential paving challenges beforehand can go a long way towards preventing miscommunications about cost, deadlines, or the work being performed, all of which can delay your project.
At the beginning of the discussion with your asphalt contractor, it’s also important to be clear about the money you have to spend and ask them to lay out the line items. Understandably, surprises may come up during the asphalt paving process, but the last thing you want is to face “hidden” fees.
Plan for Asphalt Maintenance
Your relationship with the right asphalt contractor doesn’t end after completing the project. Another key to extending the life of your asphalt paved surfaces is a maintenance plan, and that’s best implemented by a professional asphalt contractor.
Top-notch commercial asphalt pavers will also provide quality maintenance for your asphalt surface, especially if they were the same team that installed it in the first place. They already have the lay of the land and are familiar with the processes and methods your asphalt surface requires to stay maintained. Maintenance tasks should include regular sealcoating, crack fills, pothole repairs, and debris cleaning.
Work With the Leritz Busy Bee Team
From the early planning stages to completion, asphalt paving projects take a lot of work to get done right. The contractor you choose should provide more than just asphalt and labor. They should also have well-maintained equipment (plus spare machines) and well-trained, safety-conscious work crews.
Is your focus on quality and dependability? At Leritz Busy Bee, we have earned a solid reputation you can trust. Contact us today to learn more about the qualifications your asphalt contractor needs!