At some point, a commercial property owner will need to have their parking lot repaved. But this is not something that should be dreaded. Paving your parking lot will create better safety for both your customers and your employees. In addition, it will add value to your property. When you are ready to get quotations, there are a few things to keep in mind.
You should request quotations from companies that have been in business for a while
You should get at least three quotes for your parking lot paving, but limit these quotes to companies that have been in business for a couple of years. This is because they may have an established reputation. However, new companies can be good too, it just depends on your needs. Some of these new companies will start by repairing holes in parking lots before attempting to pave an entire parking lot. To stay in business for an extended period, they will need satisfied customers, and since paving work often comes from referrals and a good reputation, there is a strong relationship between their time in business and the quality of their work.
Do not accept the lowest price without examining the quotations in detail
This is especially true if the lowest price is only when you accept the offer on the spot. You need time to examine the specifics of the quotes. The difference can usually be found in the details. Wide discrepancy in price may be because of many different factors, so be aware of them.
Pay attention to the plan for the paving project
This should be stated in the comments or notes portion of a quotation. If not, you need to ask because there should be a plan for keeping your business open during paving. Of course, every company will tell you that you can remain open during the work, but they need to explain know this will be done. You should explain this to your employees, so they know when and where to park. You should also let your customers know you are open during the parking lot improvements. For example, they may be able to pave half your parking lot, then the other half after the first half of the job is finished.
When getting quotations to pave your parking lot, make sure to get quotations from companies that have been in business for a few years. Examine the quotations in detail, and understand what the plan for the project will be.
For more information about commercial paving services, contact a local company.