Are you preparing to hire an asphalt contractor for your home or business? We understand that this is an important step and you want to make sure that you get the most out of your investment. Even though hiring the right contractor for the job is arguably the most critical thing you can do, there are also a few steps you can take to prepare for the asphalt repair. The Cassidy Paving team finds the following steps property owners can complete to be very helpful to the success of the project:
Know Your Soil
If you have the ability to test the soil prior to repairing, you will be more prepared in how to proceed with your asphalt. Knowing the subsurface can be the difference between sturdy and unwavering asphalt for up to 30 years and untimely cracks and potholes, Just as Good Housekeeping says that gardeners should be testing the soil because it can give you important data such as how it holds water, compaction ability, and even workability. Property owners have an opportunity to explore the asphalt subbase and site conditions with advanced geotechnical reports. These can be important data points for your contractor to understand how to proceed with your subbase. Other than testing the subbase, if you see sections that have eroded, it is important to inform your contractor and mark the spaces because they may need to backfill them prior to asphalt repair.
Clear the Area
There are some things that you can do to get the area cleaned up for your service too. Any sort of vegetation, debris, stones, and large barriers should be removed prior to the repair. These things will only extend the construction time and if you are able to remove them before the contractor comes out, you can save them time and your money. If there are things that are just too heavy or complicated to move, your contractor should be able to do that. Communication is key at Cassidy Corp and we will help to identify these factors during our site visit. The important part of this step is to make sure the area is as clean as possible so that they can provide you with a full service. If this is a driveway, you should make sure that all vehicles and personal property are removed from the area well before the crew starts the job.
Know Your Needs
If there are things that you wish were better regarding your paving, now is the time to tell your contractor. Cassidy Paving understands that sometimes repair doesn’t mean putting things back to exactly the way they were before. Maybe there are design and drainage options that make more sense for your area or possibly you just need more space for the lot. All of these things can be addressed when we are there repairing cracks, potholes, and erosion. If the reason you need this repair is due to poor drainage, we highly recommend that we solve that now. If you don’t, you’ll be in the same situation eventually. Let’s make your asphalt an effective part of your home or business.
Cassidy Paving knows all about asphalt repair. We have worked on industrial, commercial, and residential paving throughout Massachusetts for many years and are proud of the reputation we have built. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get your free estimate.