If you run a highly active operation, you may struggle to find the time for even the most basic repairs and renovations. Fixing your commercial driveway can be a particularly challenging task, considering how often it’s used by employees, guests, partners, and customers alike. And yet, you can’t neglect your busy driveway, either – especially if it’s riddled with cracks, potholes, and other issues. The key, then, is balancing your operational needs with your driveway’s needs. Here’s how to schedule commercial driveway pavement repair projects at your busy facility, so the job gets done without slowing you down.
How to Schedule Commercial Driveway Pavement Repair Projects
Get a Head Start
The more you plan for an upcoming driveway pavement repair project, the smoother things will go. Busy facilities that dive headfirst into such a project will have a hard time managing their operations to avoid interruptions and other issues. Likewise, the best asphalt contractors are often booked several weeks (if not months) in advance. So, even if you wanted to have your driveway fixed right away, you might have to wait a while before getting started. If you don’t already have a strong rapport with a local contractor, run a search for “driveway repair near me” and compare reviews, estimates, and other factors. The best contractor for your needs will fit nicely into your budget and schedule. Finding this fit can take time, so don’t wait.
Make It Work with Your Schedule
Before you can find a contractor that’s able to accommodate your schedule, you must first understand your business’ operational needs. The duration of a driveway repair project can vary widely, but you’ll need to set enough time and space aside to prevent such a project from disrupting your business and its occupants. Ideally, you’ll schedule driveway repair services for scheduled downtime – this might be a temporary shutdown for general maintenance, an extended holiday break, or simply those times before or after hours (e.g., early mornings, overnight, weekends, etc.). Businesses that run 24/7 year-round will have a harder time finding the perfect time for these projects, but every business features ebbs and flows in activity – schedule your driveway repair services when activity is at its lowest.
Create Alternate Routes if Possible
Smaller businesses might feature just one driveway for entry and exit – if this is the case for your operation, you’ll have no choice but to block off most (if not all) of the only access points at your disposal. If, on the other hand, your facility features multiple access points, you can re-route traffic to avoid the driveway(s) undergoing pavement repair and instead use those that are still fully functional. Temporarily changing traffic patterns like this may cause minor slowdowns and frustrations, but it’s better than the alternative.
Maintain Strong Communication from Start to Finish
Whether you’re temporarily shutting down your facility for repairs, re-routing traffic, or remaining open despite the intrusion, ongoing communication is key. Everyone using your driveway(s) should be made well aware of what’s happening, so they don’t interfere with your asphalt services or wind up confused. Keep everyone in the loop by sending out digital and physical memos, posting clear signage before and during the project, and providing verbal reminders to all occupants. When your people are on the same page, everything will run smoother, so you can get back to normal operations with a freshly paved driveway in no time.
Never Too Busy for Quality Driveway Repair
The busier your business, the harder it is to find the time or space for commercial driveway pavement repair. But with proper planning, careful execution, and expert communication, you can restore your facility’s driveway(s) efficiently and without disrupting your normal operations. At Cassidy Paving, we work closely with our New England customers to ensure that they can remain active and profitable while we work on their properties. Call us today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate on your next asphalt project.