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Once you have a paved driveway, you'll wonder how you ever got by without one. Pavement is so much easier to sweep in the summer and to shovel in the winter. It does not require a lot of maintenance, and it won't leave debris in your yard like a gravel driveway. Most people hire professionals to install pavement in their yard, but you should still know the basics. On this website, you will find information about choosing a paving contractor, designing a driveway, and applying sealant to your pavement. You'll also learn about common terms that paving contractors use when discussing projects.


Paving Your Business's Parking Lot

For most businesses, it will be imperative to ensure that the parking lot is paved so that the property will be attractive and easily accessible to customers. Unfortunately, commercial paving projects will often be outside the experience of many business managers. However, this does not mean that paving the parking area will be a major challenge.  

Ensure The Area Being Paved Has Good Drainage

Whenever you are in the process of paving a large area, evaluating the drainage will be an important step. Otherwise, the pavement could suffer extensive damage as a result of moisture soaking into the pavement or getting trapped in the soil under it. Both of these issues could cause severe damage to the pavement, but they can largely be avoided if the property owner conducts a drainage assessment before having this work done so that they will know what upgrades are needed to make the area better suited for paving.

Have The Asphalt Painted Before Sealing It

Most businesses will want the parking lot to be clearly lined so that individuals will know where they should park when they are pulling into the business. To get the best results from this paint, it should be applied before the pavement is sealed. This will allow the sealant to protect the markings so that they will be clearly visible for years before needing to be reapplied. Unfortunately, if you fail to take this step, motor oil and other fluids can get on the paint, which could cause it to fail much more quickly.

Know The Warning Signs That Your Asphalt Pavement Is Needing To Be Resurfaced

Waiting too long to have a worn parking area resurfaced is a common mistake for businesses. In addition to creating potentially unsafe conditions for those using the parking lot, this mistake can also make it less likely that resurfacing the pavement will be sufficient for correcting the wear or damage. If the damage to the pavement grows deep enough, the entire pavement will have to be replaced. This is due to the reality that resurfacing involves removing the damaged layer of asphalt and replacing it with freshly poured asphalt. If the damage extends to the foundation of the pavement, this will no longer be an option. Acting quickly once the asphalt develops widespread cracking, blistering, or other types of structural wear will be essential for allowing you to utilize the more cost-effective option of resurfacing over a total replacement.

For more information, reach out to a company like Bid Rite Paving.