The majority of asphalt paving companies offer both residential and commercial paving services, since they already have the knowledge and equipment they need to do either type of project. While a reputable paving contractor can do both, this doesn’t mean that commercial and residential paving projects are the same. Instead, a contractor will carefully adjust their strategy to meet the specific needs of each property and provide their customers with long-lasting results.
What Factors Should a Paving Contractor Consider With Each Type of Project?
Driveway paving projects tend to be smaller, and an asphalt company will take into consideration that there is a lower traffic load compared to a major public roadway. Naturally, a contractor will usually quote a smaller price for a residential driveway versus a commercial parking lot due to the need for fewer materials and less time to be spent working on the project.
Commercial asphalt paving also requires a contractor to carefully consider factors such as the traffic load and uses for the lot. Parking lot paving contractors will typically need to make the pavement deeper than they would need to for a residential area. Adding more layers of pavement helps commercial lots stand up to frequent traffic and heavier vehicles.
How Does an Asphalt Contractor Plan for Proper Drainage?
You’ll also see a difference in how an asphalt paving company plans for drainage on residential and commercial properties. Most residential driveways and other paved areas are only wide enough for one or two lanes of traffic, which often means that the contractor can use slight grading to help the water run off of the surface.
Commercial pavement tends to be much wider and requires severe sloping to cause the water to run off, which isn’t ideal for drivers. While a contractor will still use some grading to stop the water from pooling on commercial roads and parking lots, they’ll often need to create channels below the pavement for proper drainage.
What Commercial Services Does a Paving Contractor Offer?
Once the paving or sealcoating work is complete, most residential customers are finished with their project. However, a paving company will still have work to do on many commercial properties. Parking lots and roads tend to need striping and traffic signage installed. A commercial property may also need to add speed bumps and concrete bumpers to finish out their project.
Working with a contractor that can handle everything from a residential home’s driveway to a massive corporate parking lot means that you’ll have a go-to company that can handle all of your paving needs.
Get a Quote On Your Residential or Commercial Asphalt Project
Asphalt Care Services offers commercial paving and residential asphalt paving, asphalt repair and asphalt sealcoating services along with additional options that businesses need to keep their property safe and inviting. We’ll also help you with parking lot maintenance, parking lot striping and thermoplastic line striping. Commercial paving parking lots may further need our concrete bumper installation, traffic signage and speed bump services. We’ll give you a free quote on your project when you call us at 772-758-2167, fill out our online form or send an email to [email protected] today.