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Asphalt Contractor in Mesa completes roadway paving for HOA

The experienced asphalt paving contractors at YSC Paving is the leading asphalt paving company in Mesa, AZ and surrounding areas. Our cost-effective approach to paving is appealing to residential and commercial paving clients alike. We recently helped a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) in the Mesa area with an asphalt paving project.

HOA Paving Project in Mesa AZ

The roads throughout the Home Owner’s Association were aged, with cracks and a few pot holes. The HOA wanted to have the entire two miles of road re-paved but they wanted to work with someone who understood the need for extra curb appeal and whose services showed true professionalism. After searching for some time, they found us and were sold right away. They were especially pleased with the fact that we help meet budget needs with budget planning for work provided and our complimentary site visits and estimates. They wanted to find a company they could not only trust to pave the entire area while maintaining the high standard of appearance in the HOA but also someone they could trust to work with long term for this large 55+ HOA community.

Our commercial paving crew started the job on a Thursday morning and carefully planned and executed the job in phases so as to allow traffic through for the homeowners. After excavating the existing road, we prepped the site by preparing sub grade then paved the new surface. It took us two and a half days to have the job completed from start to finish.

The HOA reached out afterward to tell us how glad they were the chose to work with YSC for their road paving, knowing they made the right choice. They said they know who to call for any future paving needs.

Roadway Paving in Mesa AZ

What Is The Process Of Laying Down Asphalt?

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The decision to have an asphalt driveway installed at your home is a financial investment. This financial investment should provide the highest quality of work and materials from the best Youngtown asphalt contractor. There is a process of laying down asphalt and a qualified asphalt contractor should follow this process so the homeowner gets the proper asphalt needed for their driveway.

The steps that are involved in laying down asphalt include:

  • The ground needs to be strong for the asphalt to be structurally sound. The foundation may need to have stones added to the ground so it can provide a sturdy foundation. If the foundation has a soft grounding material or stumps and roots, then this all must be removed first, then stones can be added to the area.
  • The foundation is one of the most important features of the asphalt. Gravel is added to the foundation to create the sub-base. The gravel will allow for drainage of water from the asphalt, along with providing support for the asphalt. The sub-base is rolled with a vibrating roller that will compact the sub-base. The compaction should be around two to three inches of sub-base thickness. The sub-base can’t be soft or unleveled, as this will affect the asphalt completely.
  • The hot asphalt is now ready to be laid. The hot asphalt is laid on top of the sub-base, and then rolled evenly. The surface has a paver and roller go over the asphalt so the asphalt is distributed evenly and compacted at the same time. The edges are hand tamped at a 45 degree angle so it provides the support needed for the asphalt.
  • The asphalt is laid and the crew will block off the asphalt so that nothing and no one is able to drive or walk on the asphalt.

The process of laying asphalt sounds pretty easy, but there is a lot of detail and hard work that goes into laying an asphalt driveway. Being an asphalt worker requires determination, craftsmanship, and dedication, as this is a hard and tedious profession, but the rewards are unlimited.

An asphalt contractor can do a regular sized driveway in two days. One day is used for getting the foundation and area ready for the asphalt and the second day is the actual laying of the asphalt. You will be able to walk on the asphalt 24 hours after the asphalt is completed. You can park and drive on the asphalt three days later. The process for asphalt is not quick, but the wait is worth it in the long run.

What Questions Should I Ask An Asphalt Contractor?

An asphalt pavement is an important decision for a homeowner. The asphalt is what is driven on to get you home. It adds to the appearance of the home, while also providing many benefits for a homeowner, and is why there should be some questions that you should ask your asphalt contractor.

How does a homeowner know which questions are more important than other questions? The truth is, all questions are important to ask. Any time a homeowner is adding anything to their home, they should ask their contractor every question they have.

When the contractor comes to your home to look over the area you would like to have asphalt applied to, have a list of questions ready to ask so you do not forget them. The homeowner should show the area where they would like to add asphalt, allow the contractor to look over the area, and then start asking questions.

“How much will it cost to install the asphalt in this area?” Once the contractor can see the area, they can start figuring the cost of supplies, materials, man power, and equipment needed to do the asphalt project, along with an approximate cost of the project.

“Do you have a license to complete my asphalt project?” The contractor can show the homeowner at this moment if they have a license to perform the asphalt project. Do they have insurance on the equipment and their employees? The contractor should be able to present the insurance for the equipment and employees at this time.

“Do you offer any warranty on the asphalt project?” If there is a warranty included on the asphalt project, the contractor will write it down in the bid and bill for the homeowner. The warranty will be stated clearly on the paperwork.

“How long will it take to have the asphalt project completed?” The contractor will estimate how much time the project will take. The contractor will go over the steps of installing the asphalt and how long each individual step will take.

These questions will cover the major concerns for the homeowner. The contractor can immediately answer and show any documents at this time. The homeowner will be able to decide if this is the contractor that they would like to hire for their asphalt project. This is a big decision for every homeowner, so having a qualified contractor will ease any worries or concerns.

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What Determines The Price Of My Asphalt Project?

The price of an asphalt project will start off by determining the square foot of the project. The square foot of the project is the area where the asphalt will be added. Other factors that determine the price of an asphalt project include:
* existing sub grade
* permits
* culvert placement
* materials
* time
* equipment
* labor

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The existing sub grade is the area where the asphalt will be installed. The sub grade area should be free of any roots, debris, and should be completely clean. The area will be cleared, cleaned and ready for new asphalt to be applied.

Permits may be needed for asphalt projects that involve adding a culvert to the project. The culvert will allow the water to flow from the asphalt properly. The materials needed for an asphalt project will depend on how thick you want the asphalt to be. Some homeowners prefer having a thicker asphalt, just remember that the added inches will increase the price of the asphalt.

The equipment that needed is essential. Gone are the days when just a wheel barrel and shovel handles an asphalt project. There is a minimum of at least two large dump trucks needed for an asphalt project. Two trucks will keep the asphalt dumping at all times, which is important for the success of the project, as hot asphalt cannot sit in a truck; it needs to be dispensed immediately. Workers will be ready for the hot asphalt. When one truck leaves to get another load of hot asphalt, a truck will be ready to dump fresh hot asphalt.

The amount of time the new asphalt takes to be installed is also factored into the price, along with the labor of the employees performing the work. The number of employees needed for the project will be determined by the contractor. If the project is a large project, then there will be more employees needed, but the more employees needed, the faster the asphalt project will be completed. Insurance will be considered for the project, as the asphalt contractor will have to make sure that adequate insurance is obtained for the project. This is important for both you and your contractor.

The price of an asphalt project has many factors. Don’t let the price of asphalt determine who you hire for your project. An experienced and qualified asphalt contractor knows the importance of each factor for an asphalt project and will want to deliver the best results possible for you throughout the process.

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Mesa, AZ Parking Lot Repair

Our customer contacted us to come out and inspect their parking lot.  The property was an older Apartment complex in Mesa, AZ.  It had a badly deteriorated front parking lot, but the rear lot was in decent shape (only minor alligator cracking and fading) We discussed the options available and came up with a solution that fit the limited budget for the project.  We removed and replaced the asphalt in the structural deficient (alligator cracked) areas and installed a Petromat paving fabric.  We then installed a 1.5″ asphalt overlay to the front parking lot.  The result turned out great and on budget.  Now the Apartment complex presents a brand new looking front to would be tenants and added life to
the parking lot.

Thanks again!

YSC Paving

 

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