Set the Foundation and Get the Paving Done Right
Don’t judge a parking lot by its cover. There is a lot beneath the surface and it’s the meat of the story. A beautiful parking lot can be alluring to any passerby on the surface but down below there could be a faulty foundation slowly cracking and affecting the performance and durability of your parking lot. For many, however, it is difficult to tell unless they have gone with a trustworthy paver that understands the importance of the preparation and the foundation.
There are a few critical points that first need to be addressed. There is a lot more to a good driveway or parking lot than simply pouring concrete. Some of the key things to consider include:
- Proper foundation
- Quality materials
- Effective construction practices
- Consistent maintenance
All of these play an important role in the final product and will ultimately be the deciding factor as to the quality and longevity of your parking lot or driveway.
A Concrete Foundation ( no pun intended)
As construction experts, we understand that any construction project or infrastructure begins with its foundation and preparation. Without a carefully planned out and engineered foundation things fall apart quickly. When talking about driveways, for example, a solid subgrade and aggregate base are an important part of this.
Ensuring Proper Drainage
At some point or another, rain will fall and ensuring that your surface is able to drain properly is a key component of a long lasting structure. When water lingers and seeps through, there will be problems. This can mean different things including a slope to the pavement or a system designed to redirect water.
Even before anything is laid or prepared, the materials being used to construct the foundation are just as important as anything else. Using a high quality asphalt mix or aggregates will make the world of difference. The crushed stone, sand, and gravel should be pure and quality in order to produce the best concrete.
Careful Construction Practices
Another important ingredient is the actual construction practices used when preparing the land and setting the foundation. Here at Constructors, Inc, we work diligently to ensure that our construction practices and our workers are trained to high standards of excellence.
Keeping up with Maintenance
Concrete is a very durable material. When talking about asphalt, crack-sealing and ensuring the proper drainage is key to keeping the material working smoothly. If your driveway or parking lot sees a lot of traffic, keeping an eye on these forming cracks can definitely help in prolonging its life.
Contact Constructors, Inc
If you’re looking to install a parking lot or driveway, Constructors, Inc brings sixty years of experience in construction and land preparation. We understand the importance of the foundation and the beginning steps in order to ensure a high quality product.