Starting the asphalt repair service process in the winter may seem counterintuitive to other advice you’ve heard about scheduling your paving maintenance. Cassidy Paving still stands behind not doing projects that require hot mix asphalt (which is most of them), but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about the next steps in the wintertime so you’re ready come spring. There are a lot of things you can do now to prepare your property and wallet for upcoming repairs. Here are the things you can take care of now that will ease your mind and help you beat the springtime rush for service.
What Is the Process of Asphalt Repair?
Find the Right Contractor
Whether you are a residential, commercial, or industrial customer, it will take time to find the right asphalt contractor for your needs and budget. The first step in the asphalt repair process is to get recommendations for paving contractors. Word of mouth is the best way to find trusted contractors in your area. Once you get information from your trusted sources, you should contact each and ask about free estimates. Working with an experienced team is key to ensuring you get exactly what you need while you stay on budget.
Get an Estimate
At Cassidy Paving, we always give potential customers a free estimate on the suggested work with no obligation. Most reputable companies will do the same. Once you have at least three estimates, you will be better equipped to make the right decision regarding your needs. The upside to starting the repair process in the winter is that you can have a team come out and take a look at your property long before you will actually get the repair. This will give you more time to save and prepare for potential downtime at your business. Additionally, when you work with Cassidy Paving, these early estimates allow you to skip the waitlist once spring begins in New England since you’ll be at the top of the list. Once the weather begins to warm up, we have an increase in repair requests, so early planning on your part means that you will have everything in place and ready to go.
Prepare Your Property
When the snow and ice finally melt, you should start preparing your property for the work that is planned. If it is at your home, make a plan to clear any items that may be in the way of the heavy machinery that will be completing the work. You may also want to have alternative parking plans for at least 24 hours after your driveway paving project is completed. If you have a commercial paving lot, you will want to make arrangements for the flow of traffic and work with your paving contractor to work in sections that make the most sense for your needs. You want to make your asphalt repair process as seamless as possible, especially if you have many people in and out of your property daily. The best contractors will work with you to lessen your liability while repairs are being completed.
Start the Repair Process Now
Cassidy Paving is available year-round to assist you with your asphalt pavement repair. We offer asphalt services for new full-depth applications to asphalt pothole repair. Even if it is the off-season, we can come out and give you a free estimate. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to beat the springtime rush.