Cutting corners happens in many industries to reduce time and money requirements of a final product. In many cases, these cut corners aren’t seen and don’t necessarily have a negative impact on the final product. The one industry that these hidden cut corners can lead to major issues that come with a massive cost is in commercial paving.
The problem with a commercial paving contractor that cuts any corners is that is can and likely will lead to a sub-par product. If any step of laying asphalt or concrete isn’t performed correctly, it will result in an issue that will cost more than a job done right the first time. On top of that, these problems may not be evident for months or even a year down the road. When they do become evident, it is already too late.
A reputable and experienced commercial paving contractor knows that a proper job starts with the base. If the base substrate isn’t prepared properly to allow drainage and provide a continual sturdy underlying structure, everything that follows will be at risk of shifting or breaking up. Pot holes aren’t just an annoyance, but a safety risk to the employees and clientele of a commercial property. A hidden sinkhole can result in injury and possible legal action. It’s best to avoid that entire situation by hiring a reputable and experienced commercial paving contractor.
Once you have your blacktop, don’t cut corners with proper maintenance. If there are cracks, consult a professional commercial paving contractor. They can effect an asphalt repair that will last. They can also apply a full seal coat that will easily add durability and an updated look to aging blacktop. As a commercial property owner or manager, it is your responsibility to not cut corners after the end product is laid. If you are ever in doubt, make the right decision and get a professional consultation.