20 Parking Lot Paving Tips

This article discusses 20 essential elements that contractors need to consider while planning a parking lot paving job in order to ensure a quality product and a reasonable profit. The recommendations suggest that contractors: take measurements of the lot; determine where to start paving; determine paving width and number of passes; determine what size paver to use on the job; determine the yield for each pass; bid the job properly; evaluate trucking options; determine what kind of trucks to schedule; determine how much hand work is required; know how many people it will take to do the job; factor the crew into the bid; determine the hourly rate of production on each specific job; pay attention to site-specific details; pay close attention to time constraints; consider using a skid steer or backhoe loader; consider adding other support tools to each paving crew; select the best roller or roller combinations for the job; pay attention to water issues; make sure all equipment is working; and create a punch list.


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  • Accession Number: 01044727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2007 10:50PM