Last season we got a call from a property owner looking to have some new parking lot paving in Orland Park. We let them know immediately that the area is one we proudly serve, and we’ve been operating in this community for decades. Happy to be speaking to an experienced professional, the property owner requested that we go visit their site to assess the scope of the project. We let him know that we would be happy to discuss the details of the lot and provide them with an appropriate estimate for the job.
We got out to the site, and it looked like the area had been previously graded, but was not exactly ready for new paving. Because this activity happened over a year ago, the ground level would have to be prepared again. It would be much easier than typical grading work, but we wanted to play it safe by including this work in the estimate. As it turns out, the property manager was completely understanding of this, as the previous site preparation had been mismanaged and was out of his hands. Apparently the only other contractor to offer a bid on the project left this out, which is why the manager did not select them for the project.
The Asphalt Contractor Project Begins
Once we had the go-ahead to start working from the property manager, our crew was very busy with all of the tasks involved in laying down a new asphalt parking lot. First, we did indeed have to re-grade the property, making sure that there would be proper drainage of rainwater and moisture and getting rid of any random debris and other refuse that would interfere with laying the base layer. Once the site was fully prepared, our trucks were ready to come in with loads of asphalt. We laid down the base layer, and got into a great rhythm together.
Sometimes asphalt paving can be a but complicated, especially in some cases of providing repairs. Usually, working on asphalt that we didn’t install can present some unusual challenges. However, this job was a very streamlined and straightforward process that was made even a bit easier by the previous grading. The fact that the space was rectangular and didn’t involve a lot of utility or infrastructural work also made it a less-than-complicated job. This helps our crew pay even closer attention to the details, but the finished product was the same high-quality and reliable asphalt surface that we always deliver.
Once we were finished painting the lot, we let the property group know that the project was complete. They were very pleased with our turnaround time and overall process, and said that we would be on their shortlist of contractors for the next project they have coming up. We thrive on strong relationships within our community, so we were thrilled to provide a job well done.