Commercial Parking Lot Paving
Since the parking lot serves as the first point of customer contact, the pavement serves as a significant foundation for your business marketing. Therefore, you shouldn’t trust paving your company parking lot to just anyone! Tired of unsightly potholes and cracks? Get rid of them before they get you rid of your reputation! With Limitless Paving & Concrete, the best commercial parking lot paving company in Frederick, MD, just a phone call away.
If you are planning on constructing a new parking lot or an expansion/upgrade of an existing one, you may be unsure about the defining features of a quality commercial job. You might want to familiarize yourself with the following key principles:
Choosing the Best Parking Lot Paving Company
First, understand that not all paving contractors offer the same quality of work. Therefore, always make it a point to choose a company that is licensed, bonded, and has adequate liability insurance coverage for every job.
Also, you’ll want to only choose companies from around Frederick, MD that offer fully comprehensive parking lot pavement deals. Hiring one company for lot pavements and another for sidewalks probably doesn’t make the best sense. For superior quality and speedy completion of your project, go for with all-purpose provider that you can rely on with all your present and future paving requirements.
Regardless of your requirements – big or small – you should look for a company with the perfect blend of expertise and experience. Ask for references. If you are running a large business that sees a high volume of traffic constantly moving in and out of your premises, you obviously would not want to disrupt your usual workflow. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the company you are choosing is willing to handle work after your business hours.
Finally, you likely don’t want the paving job to continue longer than needed as it would interfere with normal business operations. So, make sure the contractor doesn’t leave the job unfinished and commits, from the beginning, to getting the work finished in the most optimal time.
Questions to ask when hiring a paving service in Frederick, MD
- How much time does the contractor estimate the job could take?
- Do they have product data sheets and Material Safety Data sheets available for review?
- Does the contract offer any warranty for their completed projects?
- Is the contractor capable of managing traffic flow adequately when the work is in progress?
- How much liability insurance does the contractor promise?
- Is the contractor bonded or licensed?
- Does the bid exclude any hidden cost?
What is Asphalt Resurfacing?
Simply put, resurfacing is the process of installing a new asphalt layer of generally 1 – 2 inches over an existing pavement. Resurfacing is recommended when the surface of your parking lot becomes heavily and/or covered with cracks, but the base remains unaffected by all the deterioration.
Why Do I Need a Parking Lot Resurfacing?
Asphalt parking lots inevitably deteriorate over time, despite being highly reliable and cost-effective. Weather conditions, harmful chemicals, and the weight of vehicles – all combine to eventually take a toll on the structural integrity of asphalt. However, just because a parking lot is showing signs of wear and tear doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to immediately replace it.
Not all asphalt damages are serious enough to demand you start all over from scratch. If the surface is showing symptoms of heavy oxidization but the base remains structurally sound, resurfacing the parking lot is the best alternative for saving money and extending the life of the pavement.
How Long Does a Newly Resurfaced Parking Lot Last?
Newly resurfaced parking lots can last anywhere between 7 to 15 years, if not more, depending on the condition of the original pavement before resurfacing, the structural integrity of the base, the drainage, and the thickness of the new asphalt layer.
Parking Lot Resurfacing Best Practices
All damages to the old parking lot surface – including soft spots, potholes, and cracks – need to be repaired first before the resurfacing process begins. You can very easily use liquid crack fillers to fill smaller lines less than a quarter inch (known as linear crack). Larger cracks require a more in-depth pavement repair before the resurfacing begins.
Note that if an asphalt parking lot has aged more than 20-25 years and/or at least 25% to 35% of its surface area is in need of substantial removal, you would be better off going for a complete reconstruction. This is because, after so many years in service, the damages to your parking lot go beyond just the asphalt surface and start affecting the integrity of the base.
For additional information, reach out to our paving experts at (301) 327-2226. We welcome the opportunity to complete your parking lot paving and maintenance requirements.