What the Before, During, and After Process of Your Commercial Asphalt Could Look Like

June, 30, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
Newly paved asphalt in New England
When you work with a professional asphalt contractor for your commercial lot, you can expect a certain level of quality throughout the process. However, from beginning to end, there are specific things that you should consider to guarantee that you’re getting high-quality asphalt services that last the test of time and the New England climate. Here is the process your asphalt paving company should be following.

What to Know About the Asphalt Paving Process

Before the Work Begins

Your commercial asphalt paving will likely require anything from patch repairs to full-depth reconstruction at some point. In fact, it is quite normal for commercial clients to have an asphalt contractor come out several times a year for repairs and maintenance. If you’re noticing issues such as asphalt potholes, cracks, blacktop crumbling, poor traction, and even faded stripes, it’s time to call in a professional for an evaluation. Ignoring these will only cause bigger issues and could even become hazardous to drivers and pedestrians at your location. Suppose you only require patchwork and not a full reconstruction. In that case, your asphalt company may recommend several types of repairs such as berm replacement, drainage upgrades, crack, and pothole filling, and even reroutes of traffic with newly painted stripes. It is best to understand the entire process and work with your contractor on expediting as much of the work as you can. Never wait to do these types of repairs and maintenance because it can put you at a higher liability and affect your bottom line. Although getting an estimate from more than one company is a best practice, choosing a company that understands the intricacies of performing commercial work quickly and without hindering your building access is essential.

During Asphalt Paving

When the construction and paving process begins, there are some basic steps that your asphalt installers should follow. The first thing is demolition and removal using heavy machinery. Next, you can expect the property grading and sloping procedures to begin. This is a critical step to ensure proper water drainage and helps avoid premature asphalt potholes and cracks. Your contractor will have to prepare the subbase and begin layering and compacting the aggregate from that point. This is a critical step that ensures that it can withstand the heavy loads of the various types of commercial vehicles sure to frequent your lot. Once the correct amount of layering has been achieved, a binder is applied to ensure that each layer adheres and becomes one durable layer beneath the surface coat. You can expect to see the blacktop surface interchangeable with new asphalt paving at the project's end. It will also be sealed to ensure that the new asphalt maintains its functionality for as long as possible.

After the Job Is Done

As soon as the job is done, your contractor should discuss your asphalt maintenance plan in detail, including when sealant will be applied. In short, there should never be a guess about what your next steps are. Most asphalt maintenance plans include pothole repair, crack sealing, sealcoating, and some may even include snow removal to keep your lot accessible all year long. Remember, the best parking lot maintenance happens on a schedule and leaves nothing up to chance. At Cassidy Paving, we take communication of your asphalt installation services very seriously. You will never have to guess what the process is or what your next steps should be. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get a free estimate for your next commercial paving project.
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