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4 Mistakes Property Managers Make When Paving Their Properties

Most property owners opt for an asphalt paving project in order to upgrade the exterior look of their property and boost its curb appeal. However, there are some common paving mistakes which prevent a property owner from achieving their desired results. From pavement installation to finishing a smooth and robust surface, one needs to be vigilant during every step to avoid these mistakes.

In this blog post, we will list the top four paving mistakes many property managers and owners make when working on a paving project.

1. Lack of Planning

Investing in a paving project is only worthwhile when you have diligently planned each step. This includes keeping in check external elements such as the temperature, weather conditions, surface movement, as well as dirt and debris, as all these things can affect the pavement’s structural integrity.

So, before beginning the paving project, you need to ensure the pavement installation process is carried under the most suitable conditions for premium results.

2. Inaccurate Budgeting

Whether you are repairing or installing a new asphalt pavement, you must set an accurate, reasonable and flexible budget. Otherwise, it can cost you time, effort, and money as lack of funds can prevent you from achieving quality results.

While budgeting for an asphalt project, the following are a few significant factors you need to include:

  • materials,
  • machinery,
  • equipment,
  • labor,
  • and transportation 

3. Hiring Inexperienced Contractors

You may have seen many ads for paving contractors who claim to provide first-rate paving services at very low rates. More often than not, these are just deceptive slogans to attract customers. Those who fall for these, usually end you up with a poorly installed pavement.

If you want to ensure you get the best return on your investment, research a bit about the paving contractors in your area by asking your friends/relatives, reviewing contractors’ websites and social media pages for reviews, etc. You should also directly ask contractors if they are licensed and insured and to provide references. Doing so will help you learn more about the quality of their services and give you a better idea of whether they can fulfill your unique requirements.

4. Neglecting Pavement Maintenance

Remember, the durability and longevity of a pavement don’t solely depend on the installation process, but more on how you maintain it. If you neglect the maintenance schedule and do not perform repairs on time, you’ll see the pavement deteriorate well before the end of its service life. To keep your pavement in optimal condition, make sure to frequently clean it and sealcoat it every 3 – 5 years.

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