3 Tips to Keep in Mind When Planning for an Asphalt Parking Lot or Driveway Expansion

Every year, home, business and property owners come to us to add additional space to their roadways, driveways, and/or parking lots. While many people are fully-prepared to articulate their asphalt paving needs, some do not even know what services they can and cannot get from us, and what exactly extending their roadways, driveways, parking lots will require. If you are contemplating picking up the phone and getting touch with a paving company, we ask that you consider some of the following tips below

1.You should know exactly what your paving project will entail.

An excellent paving contractor will walk you through what will happen during your paving project, as well as what factors you need to consider. However, if you want to make the planning process faster and easier, you should consider your project’s unique needs before you meet with him or her. If you believe that you need to include the appropriate drainage for your new surface area, or you need to have a specific way to connect your new parking lot to your current parking lot, these are things you need to articulate

2.Your Green Options.

If you didn’t know, adding additional space to your parking lot could be considered a green initiative if you use porous asphalt. Porous asphalt enhances storm water runoff, and helps filter water as it drains. So, if you suspect that your project will allow you aid in the green initiative, we highly suggest that you ask the contractor about your green asphalt options.

3. You should do your research on the company you are thinking about choosing before you reach out for an estimate.

There is no doubt that there are tons of paving contractors and companies out there. And, because of this, it can be hard to pinpoint which one is right for your project. To avoid problems and delays in getting the work done, we strongly suggest that you consider a company (like APCON) that is insured and licensed. What’s more, the company’s contractors should also be experienced in handling both big and small projects, and their equipment should be up-to-date.

To learn more about planning for your next asphalt paving project, or schedule to have one of our paving contractors come out to your property, please reach out to us at any time.