Why It Pays to Hire Experts for Your Mesa Asphalt and Paving Project
Asphalt and paving work isn’t cheap. The work requires a huge time commitment and a lot of specialty equipment and materials. You’ll pay thousands of dollars even for the smallest paving jobs.
The cost is a big reason why some home or business owners try to do the work themselves. After all, they figure, how hard can it be if they follow along with the videos or tutorials that they find online?
The answer: Really hard.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why it pays to hire an expert Mesa asphalt and paving contractor instead of trying to do the work yourself:
You’ll Save Time
Asphalt and paving work takes a lot of time to complete. Small jobs can take an entire day, but most projects will take weeks or months to finish if you are doing them on your own.
You have to do a lot more than pour the asphalt and spread it out. You have to dig the form for your pavement, prepare the subsoil, compact the foundation, mix the asphalt, pour it, and go through the proper steps of rolling and spreading it to ensure that it cures properly. Every one of those steps takes time.
If you don’t have the right professional equipment, the work will take even longer.
Most people give up on the project about halfway through when they realize how long it will take. They leave an unsightly mess that brings down the value of their property or makes their business look bad.
A professional asphalt and paving contractor has the right tools and experience to perform the job quickly. Most jobs are completed in just a day or a couple of days, giving you the results you need in the fastest time possible.
A Contractor Has Skills You Don’t
Part of the reason why doing your own paving work takes so much time is that you are not a professional and do not have experience or training. You are learning as you go.
Not only will a professional contractor perform the work more quickly, but the contractor will also perform the work properly.
A contractor knows how to properly prepare the subsoil to prevent any future damage, such as potholes or cracks. A contractor knows what drainage solutions are needed based on the location of the pavement, the slope of the land, and other factors. A contractor knows what asphalt mix to use to meet the demands of the space, such as the weight of the traffic, trash locations, and other factors.
Some of these are things you don’t even know you don’t know. Your ignorance will cost you time and money.
You’ll Save Money in the Long Run
Cost is often a motivator for DIY work, but most people don’t realize that hiring a professional to do the work in the first place will actually save them money in the long run.
For example, you may not realize that your pavement isn’t at the right slope, and so you end up with standing water that causes huge cracks or even potholes. Now you have to pay someone to not only repair and patch the pavement but also to correct the slope or to install other drainage measures. That’s costly work that you wouldn’t have had to get if you had hired a professional to install the pavement properly in the first place.
Time is also money. Think about how much you make per hour and then multiply that by the hundreds of hours it takes you to research your project, do the work, and make inevitable corrections. By hiring a professional, you may be paying a lower rate than what you make yourself, and you’ll certain pay for fewer hours to do the work. Ultimately, you’ll be freeing up more time for yourself to perform lucrative work, which will save you money.
You’ll Get a Guarantee on the Work
No matter how good of a job you think you can do, you have no guarantees. If you make a mistake, you’ll be the one paying for it later.
By hiring a professional asphalt and paving contractor, you get a limited guarantee on the work. Some contractors may offer a guarantee for a certain number of years of performance, or they may offer a guarantee against certain types of damage. If you experience any problems covered under the agreement, you will be able to call the contractor to perform the repairs for free. If the pavement is found to need serious structural changes, the contractor would also be on the hook for making those changes for free.
The only one on the hook when you do the job is yourself. You will then have to spend a lot more time and money trying to make the repairs yourself, or you will have to call a professional contractor to come out and make the repairs. You can just cut to the chase and hire a professional to do the work in the first place. The work will be done properly, and you’ll have “insurance” in the form of the guarantee just in case anything isn’t right.
Roadrunner Paving and Asphalt Maintenance offers services throughout Arizona for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. We handle all types of jobs, no matter the size or the budget. Every asphalt and paving contractor on our team has extensive experience and training so they are able to perform any job properly. They know how to properly evaluate a site, to select the right asphalt mixes, and to create the right drainage solutions for your pavement.
Our paving contractors also perform ongoing asphalt maintenance to ensure the long-term health of your pavement. With the right maintenance, you’ll save money on expensive pavement repairs and will lengthen the life of your pavement. Whether you need new paving or maintenance, our professionals will save you time and money by performing the work quickly and correctly. Call us today to learn more.
Roadrunner Paving & Asphalt Maintenance
1959 S Power Rd, Suite 103-419
Mesa, AZ 85206