What makes a top-notch commercial parking lot paving project?
Whenever you hire commercial paving services, the hope is that you receive a high-quality product and an outstanding service. However, that is not always the case. The truth is that quality may vary drastically from one project to the next—depending on the contractor you hire, their expertise, and their experience.
Of course, you want to make sure that you hire the right contractor and that the job is done properly, and knowing what high-quality paving entails will give you an advantage. Here are six keys to look for in high-quality commercial parking lot paving!
Thorough Planning and Preparation
Behind every successful commercial paving project is a team of knowledgeable, experienced professionals. Particularly when it comes to new construction, a paving contractor must be able to comply with all project specifications and coordinate with other subcontractors as needed—all while keeping the project on time and on budget!
High-Quality Asphalt Materials
At Empire Paving, we ensure that only the finest asphalt products are used on all of our projects so that your asphalt lasts as long as possible. What’s more, we may recommend and source custom asphalt mixes, depending on the application and load requirements for your pavement.
A Strong Foundation
An experienced contractor knows that the foundation is the most important part of any asphalt parking lot. For this reason, we take the greatest level of care when grading, preparing the gravel base layer, and making sure the area is properly compacted. This prevents heavy loads from fracturing your asphalt.
A Well-Designed Drainage System
Standing water can negatively impact your pavement in several ways. To start, it can be hazardous to drivers and pedestrians alike. It can also cause your pavement to break down prematurely. As water enters the cracks in your pavement and reaches the foundation, it may begin to wash away some of the gravel base. What’s more, as water freezes and thaws, it can cause the asphalt to expand and contract.
For this reason, proper drainage is essential for a long-lasting asphalt surface. An experienced paving company will make sure your pavement is sloped and designed in a way that facilitates easy water runoff.
A new asphalt parking lot should serve two purposes—give customers a smooth surface to drive on and increase your business’s curb appeal. Experienced paving contractors pay special attention to detail to ensure that you receive not only a durable surface but also a picture-perfect finish!
Seamless Integration with Existing Pavement
If you are looking to install an addition, it’s important that your new asphalt stays level with the old pavement. When entrusted to an inexperienced contractor, this transition may be felt when drivers pass over the area where the two are connected. On the other hand, a veteran paving company will create a seamless transition between new and old pavement.