Whether you’re a home or business owner, planning out an asphalt project can be overwhelming, but breaking the project down into smaller steps can make the process less stressful. As the leading Philadelphia asphalt paving company, we have created this planning guide to help you prepare for your next paving project:
Evaluate Your Current Asphalt Surface
The first step to planning any paving project is to evaluate the current condition of your asphalt surfaces. Whether it’s your home’s driveway or your commercial parking lot, you should take your time and inspect your asphalt surface for signs of visible damage such as:
- Oil Stains
- Faded Paint
Evaluating your asphalt surfaces will help you determine which repair option is right for you. Depending on the extent of the damage you may not need to have your entire surface repaved. If the damages are minor, seal coating or patching may be a better option for you.
Research Your Options
When planning your asphalt project, it is best that you do your due diligence before hiring any contractor. This way, you can avoid being oversold because you’ll have a roundabout idea of what services you’ll actually need. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the different paving techniques and materials so that you have a general understanding of what options are available to you. Depending on the extent of your repair need, you may have to use more than one paving method to solve your asphalt issues.
Set A Budget
No matter if you are planning a paving project for your home or business setting, a budget before hiring a contractor will help you avoid overspending. For business owners, we recommend that you incorporate a paving restoration project into your budget every ten years. While you may not need to repair your asphalt surfaces every ten years, it is better to have the funds set aside just in case. Both residential and commercial property owners can benefit from keeping up with their routine asphalt maintenance. Preventive maintenance techniques (such as sealcoating) can help you avoid major repair projects and extend the life of your asphalt surface.
Request an Estimate
Taking the time to familiarize yourself on the asphalt paving process will definitely pay off in the long run. When selecting your asphalt paving contract, always steer clear of any company that claims to have leftover asphalt at a lower price — it’s a SCAM! Instead, choose a reputable company like Stanley Paving for your asphalt paving needs.
To schedule a free estimate for asphalt paving in Northeast Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, please call us today at 1-844-BLACKTOP