Not long ago, our staff here at the office received a call from a production manager who had recently taken a look at his loading area and realized it needed some help. He gave us a call, and asked about our services doing parking lot repair in Lakewood. He described the situation to us, telling us that his loading area was ripe for a refresh. It appeared to have severe alligator cracking and a couple of potholes. We were concerned for the customer, so we told him that we would be out to his location later that day to start the estimating process. It turns out he needed a lot more help than just some simple parking lot crack sealing! We ended up resurfacing major portions of the area for this commercial asphalt contractor project.
Asphalt Maintenance and Paving Begins
Once the customer had seen the estimate and agreed to contract us for the work, we were ready to get started. There were a few complicated aspects of this job. The first part was figuring out the scheduling. Since he had daily traffic going in an out of the area, we had to do the job over the weekend. The manager was able to schedule intake and deliveries that week up until Thursday. We were very glad that they were kind enough to provide us the extra day.
Then, there was the actual asphalt. We had to remove some large portions, which required us to bring an extra truck. Usually this would be no problem, but this space was a little tighter than what we are used to working with, so that took some logistical prowess to overcome. Ultimately, the job ended up going very smoothly thanks to some thoughtful planning ahead of executing the project.
When we started out on Friday, things were going in a very positive and hassle-free direction, and our crew’s outlook was optimistic. After the first day, we had exposed the base layer and were ready to resurface the area with new asphalt paving. By the end of that Saturday, we had most of it compacted. Finally, all we needed to do was seal the area and make sure there were places exposing the base layer. Everything basically went off without a hitch. Luckily, the client didn’t need us to paint the area, which may have required an extra day.
When the job was finished, our customer told us that he was extremely relieved that he wouldn’t have to worry about problems with this loading area. It was clearly a vital part of this business’s operation, and we were happy to help them with a job well done.