Scopes of Work - What Are the Differences?

June, 24, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 3 min read

Are you familiar with the various asphalt paving scopes of work (SOW)? Cassidy Paving is here to help our customers across Massachusetts understand what they entail. With every asphalt paving job comes a scope of work specific to your needs. An SOW is defined by BusinessDictionary as “the division of work to be performed under a contract or subcontract in the completion of a project, typically broken out into specific tasks with deadlines.” The more familiar you are with what to expect, the more prepared you will be for the installation of your new parking lot, roadway, driveway, and anything in between. The point of a SOW is to outline the goals and the processes your contractor will follow to achieve your objectives. Here are the typical things you will find on a scope of work for asphalt paving.

Inspection Findings

In the first few pages of any Cassidy Paving scope of work, you will notice the details of what we found during our initial site inspection. These are the findings that help us justify the work that needs to be done. Also, you will see the applicable standards we follow in order to provide you with professional service that meets the best quality caliber of asphalt paving. You will also locate the specifics about payment and any warranties included.

Types of Asphalt

Whether you are using hot mix asphalt, millings, reclamation, or just filling potholes you will find the specific practices that will be used. We will list what materials will be used and how the process will unfold. Additionally, our scope of work will give details on the sizes, measurements, and exact locations of the work to be done. This is the section that will give you all of the technical details that have gone through our expert view and any engineers that need to sign off.

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Equipment to Be Used

Your SOW should also include (and will include if you are working with Cassidy Paving) a complete listing of the equipment that will be used to complete the job. Types of equipment may include stabilizers/reclaimers, milling machines, graders, sweepers, spreaders, rollers, and dump trucks. For each piece of equipment, you will find a description of what part they will play in paving your roadway, walkway, or parking lot.


Regardless of how small or large your project might be, we will include a schematic of the area. These blueprints or sketches will detail the surface area and any adjoining utilities or obstructions. There will also be a “notes” section that will layout the entire process plan to be followed. You may find these drawings easier to understand than the previous pages of the SOW.

We Can Help Guide You

If you are overwhelmed by all of the paving jargon and details of your proposed project, Cassidy Paving can help. Our team members have strong communication skills and the ability to translate paving terms for clients to more easily understand. We want to be a partner for you during your paving process and our experienced team members can guide you and answer any questions you have. If a partner in the paving business is what you are looking for, you have found us! Call us today at 866-978-9788 to get started with your free estimate.

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