Tips For Assessing The Costs Of A Commercial Asphalt Paving Job

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If you have recently purchased a commercial property and have noticed that the parking lot area is in a state of disrepair, then you may want to think about replacing the asphalt before your grand opening. It is wise to seek out a professional contractor for the job. If you are new to this sort of thing, then keep reading to understand some important tips to help you work out the costs of the job.

Get The Correct Measurements

It is best to seek out bids on your job. However, you cannot acquire a big without knowing the square footage of the parking lot area. The area is directly used to create a bid for you. A typical cost for about two inches of asphalt overlay is around $1.50 to $2.00 per square foot. The good news is that this is about half the cost of an asphalt driveway. The space will be much larger though, so expect to pay several thousand dollars for the job.

To start measurements so you can consider bids, purchase a measuring wheel and a tape measure that has a 100 foot tape. Work with a partner to measure the dimensions of the parking lot space. Do not forget small driveways, inlets, islands, and other paved features. Also, measure any spaced between structures like sewer grates and light poles. Once your measurements are taken, multiply your dimensions to get the approximate are of the space. 

If you have a recent survey or your property sale documents, then look on the documentation to make sure that the square footage adds up to what is printed on the documents. 

Ask About Painting Costs

One of the most important aspects of parking lot repaving involves the placement of the painted lines along the parking lot to mark parking spaces, fire zones, handicapped spaces, and yield areas. The painting will need to be completed over the fresh asphalt. However, it will need to cure for a day at least before the paint can be applied. 

Typically, asphalt paving companies will provide services for line painting. You will have several options, but fast setting acrylic latex paint is the most common choice. The lines will be added in two thin layers and then a sealer will be applied over the top. 

Striping machines will be used to create the lines with careful precision and you can expect it to cost you at least several hundred dollars more.


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