4 Keys to a Long-Lasting Commercial Paving Job

Any money you spend to improve your business is an investment. That’s especially true when you’re going to the time, trouble, and expense of having your parking lot paved. If you’re hiring a commercial paving contractor to repave or resurface your parking lot, you’ll rightly want it to last for many years to come. However, not all commercial paving companies are created equal. The quality of your paving job is directly connected to the quality of the materials and labor they use. The professionals at SMI Paving have identified four key parts of a long-lasting commercial paving job.

  1. Your paving contractor should understand the area that’s being repaved or resurfaced. It seems pretty obvious that a contractor should take a good look at the property before starting the job. However, some don’t—and it shows in the results.
  2. They should do the best quality work for your budget. A legitimate paving company won’t skimp just because you’re not their most expensive job.
  3. They should evaluate what’s already there. Make sure they inspect the existing asphalt and the soil so they can apply the new asphalt correctly.
  4. They should stand behind their work. If you have a problem with your parking lot shortly after the job is done, they should make it right. Always consider taking advantage of routine maintenance to make your parking lot last longer.

At SMI Paving, we’ve offered the best quality paving for our commercial clients in North Carolina and South Carolina since 1970. Call us today for a free estimate on your commercial paving job.

How Much Does Commercial Sealcoating Cost?

Last time, we talked with you about how the look of your parking lot can reflect positively or negatively on your business. One of the ways many of our commercial clients create a more attractive parking lot is through sealcoating. Commercial sealcoating is a great way to protect, restore, and refresh the asphalt paving at your retail development, office park, warehouse, manufacturing complex, or industrial facility. But as with any project of this size, you’re going to be concerned about the costs. How is the price of a commercial sealcoating job determined? Here are four factors that can affect the price you pay.

  1. The size of your parking lot. This is the place where most commercial paving contractors will start building their estimates. The square footage of your parking lot will determine how big the crew needs to be and how long the job will take.
  2. Your deadline. How quickly do you need the job turned around? Many commercial sealcoating crews can get a project completed faster during non-working hours. Talk to your contractor about how much flexibility they have and how it will affect the cost.
  3. The layout of your parking lot. Curves, medians, islands, and other features can require more time for application than a wide open parking lot.
  4. Prep work. Parking lots must be cleaned before the process starts. The dirtier it is, the more expensive the job may be. The same applies to crack filling.

For a free estimate on commercial sealcoating or paving in North or South Carolina, call SMI Paving. Or, request an estimate online. We’ll do everything we can to give you a price that fits your budget.