If your driveway needs to be patched, paved, or resurfaced, it’s important to hire a professional asphalt contractor to do the job. While you can buy asphalt mix at the store, this is one project where it doesn’t pay to DIY.
Asphalt paving is a tricky and potentially hazardous job. If you don’t get it right the first time, you’ll end up with cracks, potholes, and other unsightly imperfections sooner rather than later.
Here’s why you’re better off hiring a professional asphalt contractor.
Asphalt paving is a science. Everything from the temperature of the air to the slope of your driveway can have an effect on how your asphalt pavement sets up. When an amateur asphalt paver doesn’t pay attention to the conditions they’re working with, they risk the asphalt not setting up properly.
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It’s not just the external circumstances that matter, either. Your asphalt paving technique is more important than you know. If you don’t properlyor surface, you might end up with a structurally deficient driveway.
Asphalt companies know exactly what conditions need to be in order for your asphalt driveway to set properly. They have the equipment and skills necessary to create a level driveway that will last. It’s much better to pay for professional services up front than to pay for expensive repairs later.
A professional asphalt contractor has access to higher quality materials for lower prices. Much of the time, asphalt companies buy their supplies in bulk so they can offer them to you for a cheaper price. If you buy them out of pocket, you’ll end up paying more for the same supplies.
When you hire a professional asphalt company, you’re also going to experience a higher caliber of expertise. Our contractors are certified with years of experience in the asphalt business. We know our stuff and can get the job done quickly due to our training.
An asphalt job can take weeks if you’re doing it yourself, but our team has the equipment necessary to tackle it in a fraction of the time.
Most people take the DIY asphalt route because up front, it looks cheaper than. But what they don’t consider is the fact that if you make a mistake, you could end up paying thousands of dollars to replace your asphalt later. If there are any gaps where your asphalt is damaged, water can seep in and cause cracks, potholes, or worse.
Your asphalt needs to be able to hold up to storms, traffic, and severe weather. Don’t jeopardize your asphalt just because you want to save a few bucks in the short term. In the long term, professional asphalt pavement will last longer and resist the elements much better than a DIY job ever could.
Our asphalt paving contractors are proud to serve Grand Rapids, Wayland, and surrounding areas. To learn more about our asphalt services and to request a free estimate, call A-1 Asphalt Inc. at (800) 871-4401.
This blog post has been updated.