Whether residential or commercial, every paving project follows a system. It is important to know what the paving process looks like so that you know if your paving company is treating you fairly. Let’s take a closer look at the “professional paving project checklist.”
What Does the Paving Process Look Like?
Individual steps vary from company to company. However, from beginning to end, the paving process should look a little something like this:
Before paving can begin, the site must be evaluated for potential problems, threats, etc. and arranged accordingly.
Part of the site prep includes excavating. Excavation is the process of demolishing and removing already-existing surfaces, such as gravel. Heavy machinery gets the site down to base form so that new material can be added later.
Grading is essentially a word for “shaping.” The area being paved must be properly leveled out and shaped so that upon project completion, water drains correctly.
Curbing is simply the act of transitioning from the driveway or sidewalk into the sloped curb. Asphalt curbs can be compressed into their curved shape either by machine or by hand depending on the largeness of the project.
Painting is not always provided by your paving company, but it is part of the overall process. In the case of a road or parking lot, dividing lines need to be painted.
Like painting, many paving companies leave the sealing to someone else. Sealing your asphalt provides an extra protective layer to your driveway or parking lot, preventing it from long-term damage from the elements and from chemicals.
Other Paving Projects to Keep in Mind
In addition to the general process listed above, you may need a few “extras.” Walt’s Paving offers the following projects as part of the paving process (if necessary).
- Speed Bumps
- Pothole Repair
- Parking Blocks
- Parking Lot Expansion
Speed bumps and parking blocks, in particular, are what set us apart from other local paving contractors.
Walt’s Paving does not leave these tasks to other companies. Instead, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction by meeting every asphalt need you may possess, including speed bumps, painting, and parking blocks. Make sure you choose a paving company that is honest, reliable, and gives you your money’s worth.
Call Walt’s Paving Today!
You can count on Walt’s Paving to complete your residential or commercial paving project in an efficient and timely manner. We have over 40 years of experience paving asphalt driveways, making asphalt repairs, and sealcoating asphalt. We are located in Osceola IN and service homeowners and businesses within 50 miles of Elkhart IN.