3 Ways to Cut Commercial Paving Costs

If you’re a business owner, you’re looking for ways to make the most of your budget every day. As you try to stretch your dollars, you’ll no doubt look at all parts of your operation. This includes maintenance on your property. One line item that usually represents a considerable cost is paving and parking lot maintenance. But what if the team at SMI Paving told you there are ways to cut down on your commercial paving costs in North Carolina and South Carolina? Use the following tips to get the most out of your money:

  1. Good drainage: Commercial pavement with poor drainage requires constant maintenance. That’s an added (and unnecessary) expense. Water that seeps in will contract and expand depending on the temperature. It will cause cracks to form and widen, which eventually lead to full-blown potholes. Make sure your paving contractor creates adequate drainage in and around your parking lot.
  2. Install the paving correctly from the start: Don’t wait until your pavement damage becomes critical to take action. Make sure your paving contractor is thorough at every step of the commercial paving process.
  3. Regular maintenance schedule: You’ll pay less when all asphalt pavement repairs are taken care of early. In addition to damage you can easily see, you can also call for regular maintenance. Have your contractor come out for a complete inspection so they can recommend any needed commercial paving repairs.

Do you find it hard to believe that a commercial paving company wants to help you spend less? It’s just part of the excellent customer service that SMI Paving has provided to North Carolina and South Carolina businesses since 1970. Get a free estimate and see why we’re one of the region’s most trusted providers for commercial paving.

Don’t Put Off Your Commercial Paving Repair

As a business owner, you want to stretch each dollar as far as you can. In some cases, that means putting off repairs at your facility. While some repairs to critical systems can’t be avoided, other areas get overlooked. This often includes parking lots and other paved areas. Although this may help you save money in the short term, it can have serious consequences in the long run. That’s because a commercial paving repair is usually meant to slow down deterioration of the pavement. Delay your repairs and you’ll suffer more damage. The team at SMI Paving wants you to know the risks of putting off your commercial pavement repair in North Carolina and South Carolina:

  • Increase in long-term repair and maintenance costs: Putting off the commercial pavement repairs you need will mean more expensive (and extensive) measures are needed in the future. This can cause a real increase your budget needs in the months and years to come.
  • Decreased safety: Potholes will start to appear in poorly maintained parking lots. This leads to poor driving conditions and a safety risk to your employees and customers. Why take the chance of injuries or flat tires? These only lead to losses and a bad reputation for your company.
  • Poor appearance: A poorly maintained parking lot can leave a bad first impression for your business. Take charge of your property and take care of any commercial paving repair as soon as possible.

Ready to take action? Call SMI Paving for our commercial paving repair service. Our goal is to help your North Carolina or South Carolina business have the safest, most appealing pavement and parking lots possible. See why people have trusted us for their asphalt and concrete needs since 1970.

What’s Included in a Commercial Sealcoating Estimate?

Sealcoating is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to improve the look of your parking lots and other paved areas. Just like any other professional service, you should get estimates from qualified commercial paving contractors before you hire anyone. Here are several things you should look for in a commercial sealcoating estimate.

  • The estimate should include a detailed breakdown of the services provided. How many coats does the contractor intend to put down? If you’re sealcoating your parking lot, will they restripe your parking spaces as part of the job? Don’t assume that restriping is included. Always ask to make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for.
  • An estimate should include the approximate square footage that will be covered. Check your measurements against what the contractor is proposing. If the numbers aren’t close, ask them to measure again.
  • Contractors may also include logistical information, such as how long they think the job will take to complete and how many crew members they plan to use. Before you accept the estimate, make sure they’ve given you projected start and stop dates for the project.
  • And, of course, always make sure any estimate you receive is in writing.

SMI Paving offers commercial sealcoating for parking lots, driveways, and other paved areas. Get a free sealcoating estimate from our Fort Mill, SC office for service in North Carolina or South Carolina.