What to expect

What to expect

When you’re thinking about installing new pavement or repairing old pavement, there are many variables to be considered. It’s important to understand all the options, especially regarding the costs.

Education is always the first step, and it doesn’t cost anything if you’re willing to do the necessary homework.

We’re happy to offer you the benefit of our long experience and industry knowledge. We offer a professional site assessment. We’ve found that most customers will choose our services once we’ve shown them some early value.

When you’re thinking about pavement or related construction, here are the questions to be asked:

The basics

  1. How old is this pavement?
  2. How has this pavement performed?
  3. What’s the current thickness of the pavement?
  4. Will the existing surface bond easily to new pavement?
  5. Does this pavement need to be tested for thickness or composition?

Cost-related questions

  1. How long will you own this pavement?
  2. Is it better to spend money now, or save money toward a more comprehensive method?
  3. Do you need to spend some money now to avoid future problems?
  4. How much money are you budgeting for this pavement?
  5. Will this money be well-spent?
  6. After spending money, how long until you’ll need to spend money again, and how much?

Condition-related questions

  1. What is the minimum acceptable condition for this pavement?/li>
  2. How much of a concern is the appearance or aesthetics of this pavement?/li>
  3. Is an unsightly pavement affecting your property values?/li>
  4. Is an unsightly pavement affecting your business?/li>
  5. Given its current condition, how much longer will this pavement continue to work?/li>
  6. Will the desired method fix the problems?

Hidden problems

  1. Are there underground utility problems?
  2. Are there utility connection issues?
  3. Is the pavement suffering from line and grade issues?
  4. Is there a failure in the base or sub-base?
  5. Is new engineering needed?
  6. Is weed-killer needed?

Future issues to be anticipated

  1. Are the traffic loads changing over time?
  2. Will the pavement be overloaded or under-designed?
  3. Are there ponding or drainage issues?
  4. Will the pavement be affected by new development nearby?

Safety issues to be addressed

  1. What is the best arrangement for dumpsters to reduce pavement damage?
  2. Are there specific traffic or safety concerns that must be addressed?

Structural enhancements

  1. Do you need concrete instead of asphalt in areas where water drainage may be an issue?
  2. Do you need concrete in tight spaces?
  3. Is a special method of crack-sealing required?
  4. Which paving methods or systems make the best sense for this pavement?

These are the questions that consumers and business people should ask as early as possible in the process of deciding on paving options.

If you’re thinking about pavement, we’ll be happy to share the insights from over 30 years of experience here in Tucson. Just contact us, and we’ll respond quickly.