5 Signs You’ve Picked the Right Scottsdale Paving Contractor for Your Project
Picking the right Scottsdale paving contractor for your project will save you time, money, and lots of aggravation. The job will be done in a timely manner, and you’ll be left with a beautiful pavement that will last you many decades without needing a lot of asphalt maintenance or costly repairs.
Without being a pavement expert yourself, it can be a bit confusing about what to look for in a contractor or even how to evaluate the work the contractor is doing. We make it easier for you — here are the top five signs that you’ve picked the right paving contractor for your project:
The Contractor Understands the Needs for the Subsoil
Even a small area of soft subsoil can weaken your pavement and cause huge problems in the future. Soft subsoil can lead to uneven areas of pavement, potholes, and small cracks that can lead to huge breaks. You’ll spend a mint on repairs and repaving if the subsoil is not properly prepared when the pavement is first installed.
Your Scottsdale asphalt contractor should thoroughly inspect the subsoil and let you know what will be needed to create a stronger based for your pavement. You may have to invest a little more to get the subsoil ready, but you’ll save a lot more in the future by taking this extra step. Reinforcing the subsoil can also add a little more time to your project, but again, the effort will be well worth it in the long run.
The Contractor Presents a Plan that Includes Drainage
Storm water management is a big part of pavement planning, but it is one that businesses often overlook. If you don’t have proper drainage in or around your pavement, the water will erode the asphalt over time and cause huge cracks and other major damage. Again, you’ll be spending a lot of time and money to fix these problems, and your pavement will have a much shorter lifespan.
The right paving contractor will study the pavement site and develop a proper plan for drainage. Potential solutions include curbs, gutters, storm drains, and trenches.
Your contractor should also build up the edges of your pavement to protect them from water in the surrounding area. Solutions might include building curbs or making the edges and the soil around the edges stronger. The right contractor will explain the potential solutions and the benefits of each.
The Contractor Works around the Weather
Water is the enemy of asphalt, whether it is still curing or it has long been hard. If a storm comes down on still curing asphalt, it can weaken the pavement and cause a number of other problems. Rain can also wreck the prepared subsoil, causing the contractor to have to redo work and charge you more.
An experienced contractor will let you know when work should begin to avoid any weather issues. In Scottsdale, that means not working during much of the monsoon season. Fortunately, the warm climate means that there are plenty of other months during the year in which to work. Contractors don’t have to worry about avoiding a freeze in Arizona.
Work is Completed on Time
In addition to your budget estimate, your contractor should also give you a timeline for completing the work.
While the unexpected may happen — such as discovering a problem in the subsoil — your contractor should stick to the schedule given. If unexpected issues are encountered, your contractor should be able to quickly give you a revised time table and should stick to it.
Some contractors work with subcontractors, which can lead to many more delays. For example, the subcontractor working on the drainage may take longer than expected, and that can cause the paving contractor to fall behind. It is better to work with a single-source paving contractor who can do all the work. You’ll avoid delays and save money.
Working with a single-source contractor also eliminates a lot of the miscommunication that can occur when you’re working with multiple subcontractors. That miscommunication can make the job take a lot longer, can cost you a lot more money, and can cause you a lot of aggravation and stress.
The Contractor Understands Local Regulations
Every city and county in Arizona has different codes and regulations for paving work. An experienced paving contractor will know these rules and regulations to help you avoid unnecessary delays and expenses.
Out-of-state contractors aren’t going to know these regulations. Their learning curve can cost you money and time that you don’t have.
Spend your time to find a local contractor who has an established reputation in the area. Check out the contractor’s credentials, including licensing, insurance, and referrals. Also take the time to drive by some of the sites where the contractor has performed paving work. You can see for yourself the quality of work performed and how the pavement has withstood the test of time.
Taking the extra time to do all this research will save you a lot more time and frustration in the future. You’ll get a contractor who performs the work in a timely manner and gets everything right the first time.
Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance has more than 30 years of experience serving residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you. Our paving contractors understand the needs of the Arizona landscape, and we have construction and mixing solutions to adapt to the arid and rocky landscape. We are also accustomed to working in the hot and dry climate, and we know how to plan around the monsoon season.
In addition to paving, we offer ongoing asphalt maintenance to help extend the life of your pavement. We offer crack filling, sealing, and other maintenance that can strengthen your pavement and help you avoid costly repairs in the future. Call us today to learn more about our paving and asphalt maintenance services and find out what we can offer you.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206