Recently, we got a call from a new customer who wanted new parking lot paving in Old Hickory on their property. They currently had a large patch of gravel to serve as a parking area, but their business was growing and they needed a presentable space for both employees and potential customers. We let them know that a couple of our asphalt specialists would come out to their business for a complimentary consultation.
The following morning two of our asphalt experts arrived at the Old Hickory business to inspect, evaluate, and provide the owner with an estimate for the work that he was wanting done. Our guys measured the area and gave the owner the estimate that he was comfortable with and hired us to start on the parking lot as soon as we could. We let him know we could start first thing the following morning.
We began the parking lot paving work
Our crew arrived bright and early on the day we were scheduled. All of the crewmembers were pleased to see that there was no bad weather in the forecast for the next week, which was perfect weather for parking lot paving. The crew first started removing the gravel and debris in the area where the customer wanted the new parking lot. The crew made sure to section off the parking lot, so customers could still go into the business. Our employees make sure to never interrupt any customer’s business that we are working at. We understand the importance of keeping the business open and operating.
Once the crew removed all the gravel and debris they started working on the grading. The grading must have the precise pitch to allow the water to runoff of the parking lot. Once the grading was completed the crew started installing the foundation or the sub-base to the parking lot. The sub-base is very important as it has to be precise to provide a stable support for the parking lot and strength. The aggregate was laid to the thickness level that was needed, then the sub-base was compacted with our industrial drum roller equipment. The hot asphalt mixture was then laid, then they applied sealcoating to provide the nice smooth surface and beauty. When the crew had that area done they went through the same steps for the final side until the entire parking lot was completed.
Our crew worked very hard each day to get the parking lot completed on time for the customer. We were able to complete the paving job in just over eight days, which was done two days ahead of schedule. It is easy to see why we are the number one parking lot paving contractor in Old Hickory.