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Things to Consider When Hiring an Asphalt Contractor

How To Hire A Reliable Asphalt Contractor

As a homeowner, your driveway is one of the aspects of your home you need to pay attention to. Oftentimes, it is the place where your guests pass through before they come into your home. Therefore, you need to create an inviting and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. Having it asphalted is one way of increasing your driveway’s curb appeal. If you are planning to have your driveway asphalted, here are some things to consider in choosing a professional asphalt contractor to do the job:

Price

One of the most important factors, when you select and hire an asphalt paving contractor, is the pricing scheme given by the service provider. You need to estimate whether the price of the service matches the quality of tools and materials and the quality of the service itself.

Reviews

Website reviews can be a determining factor on whether the asphalt paving contractor you will be hiring can be trusted. Most reviews contain unbiased comments from clients who have already experienced the service.

If you haven’t found a contractor in Amarillo, TX yet, then hire Bryers Paving. We are the reliable asphalt contractor preferred by locals.

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Want to Replace or Install New Pavers?

What to Look for in a Professional Commercial Paving Company

When the time comes to repave your business’s sidewalks or parking lot, you need to choose a professional commercial paving company which is the right one for your needs. There are several things you need to think about before you choosing any company, which is why we at Bryers Paving in Amarillo, TX have written this blog to help you on your way.

Reputation 
The first thing you need to determine will be the reputation of the company. How long they have been in business for, do you know anyone that has used them and what services do they pride themselves with? You should also check their license and insurance to make sure they are still current. In addition to being bonded to, this protects you in case the company does not complete the job you pay them to do. Once you have checked all these, you are ready to move on to another way of checking a company out.

Speak to the person in charge 
This is critical when it comes to choosing a commercial paving company. Try to arrange an interview the owner of the company, ask them what the steps they will take regarding your paving job, this will be your one chance to get a feel for the company, and will help you to determine whether this is the company you want to hire.

Always check references 
Checking references will give you a better idea of how the company works. Make sure the references are current, and always contact them. Questions to ask are if they were satisfied with the job if the company stayed on budget and time scale, and lastly. Would they recommend the company to others? These simple questions will give you a better idea of how the company operates.

For more information on our services call us at (806) 683-5356 today.

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Tips From A Professional Paving Company

What to Look for in a Professional Commercial Paving Company

When the time comes to repave your business’s sidewalks or parking lot, you need to choose a professional commercial paving company which is the right one for your needs. There are several things you need to think about before you choosing any company, which is why we at Bryers Paving in Amarillo, TX have written this blog to help you on your way.

Reputation 
The first thing you need to determine will be the reputation of the company. How long they have been in business for, do you know anyone that has used them and what services do they pride themselves with? You should also check their license and insurance to make sure they are still current. In addition to being bonded to, this protects you in case the company does not complete the job you pay them to do. Once you have checked all these, you are ready to move on to another way of checking a company out.

Speak to the person in charge 
This is critical when it comes to choosing a commercial paving company. Try to arrange an interview the owner of the company, ask them what the steps they will take regarding your paving job, this will be your one chance to get a feel for the company, and will help you to determine whether this is the company you want to hire.

Always check references
Checking references will give you a better idea of how the company works. Make sure the references are current, and always contact them. Questions to ask are if they were satisfied with the job if the company stayed on budget and time scale, and lastly. Would they recommend the company to others? These simple questions will give you a better idea ofhow the company operates.

For more information on our services call us at (806) 683-5356 today.

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Do You Wish to Learn to Lay Pavers?

Why Is Hiring a Professional Paving Contractor a Smart Decision?

Paved surfaces bring unique charm and beauty to the exterior of any home. They make both residential and commercial properties look more inviting. However, the process of installing pavers should be tackled with extreme precision and attention to detail. Here are the steps of such a project:

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Why Do I Need a Paving Contractor? I Can Do This Job Myself

 The Things a Paving Construction Expert Can Do That You Can’t

 

Do-it-yourself has become a very popular pastime in recent times, and has helped many people add value to their properties at a fraction of the cost of professional services. As amateur skills have improved, the scope of projects that DIYers undertake has also grown, encompassing large-scale paving construction work like annexes or even completely new-built houses.

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Top 5 Factors Which Lead to Asphalt Paving Damage

Short Guidebook on Asphalt Paving

Pavement preservation is of great importance if you want to save both time and money, so preventative maintenance is a necessary must-know, if you want to cut the costs for the services of a paving contractor in the long run. If you think that paving your driveway with asphalt will guarantee that you won’t have any problems, you will have to change our mind, as asphalt is a construction material which needs maintenance. Some factors are able to degrade the surface of any area, paved with asphalt. Here are the top 5 elements:

  1. paving contractorCorrosion, caused by substances like gasoline, motor oil, and antifreeze. Liquids like battery acid, chlorine and other chemicals may also damage any asphalt surface.
  2. Heat, freezing, water and the lasting effects of the ultra violet sun rays are weather factors which can cause a process of oxidation over time. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, oxidation is the process of breaking down the chemical make-up of the asphalt surface, causing deterioration.
  3. Insufficient drainage design or flooding – If the rainwater cannot be drained properly from the paved area, sooner or later the big pond which appears every time after a rainy day will destroy the structure of the pavement and therefore cause a swelling and movement of the asphalt. Over time, the leeching of standing water through cracks and water absorption into a poorly selected substrate, like clay or plastic sub-soils, can cause damage.
  4. Poorly performed previous repairs – Repairs performed by an inexperienced paving contractor, who is not using industry-standard practices can reduce the life of the repaired area.
  5. Poor quality of the asphalt applied – Initial cost reduction pays back later, so you should definitely invest more in the materials at first if you want to cut your maintenance costs.

Timely repairs of the asphalt areas which are visibly damaged and regularly scheduled seal coating can help correct damage, stop further deterioration, or maintain the general integrity of the paved surface. If you get Bryers Paving, of Amarillo, TX to do them for you, you also get a service quality guarantee, no other local paving contractor can give you.

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Unique Asphalt Solutions for Your Home

How your Paving Contractor Can Help you Improve the Look of your Yard

If you have always dreamed to turn your yard into a magical garden, it is high time you consider doing some asphalt improvements this summer. To make sure that the results you get are satisfactory, you must consider booking a well known local paving contractor. Bryers Paving, of Amarillo, TX, is a company you should definitely consider hiring. We are fully equipped to perform all of the garden improvement work you need done!

Here are our best suggestions for summer 2013:

paving contractor1. Paving labyrinth in the front garden – This is a very interesting yard improvement solution for families with small children who want to invest a little and at the same time get an interesting playing corner for their kids.

2. Asphalt garden path – Such an addition will make even the most ordinary scenery look like a fairy tale garden. Don’t make it a straight one and you will even get a more interesting result

3. Scrabble, designed from asphalt stones – You can use small square, evenly cut pieces of paving to build a scrabble board in your yard. Color a few of them differently and you will get even a more realistic look. Draw letters with water resistant paint on tiny white tiles which you can store in a box, and use them to play whenever you feel like spending a fun afternoon outdoors.

4. Mosaic hopscotch – Use pieces of colored asphalt to build in a hopscotch field. Build the “picture” by using different color for the numbers from 1 to 10. This area will be a garden addition your children will instantly fall in love with.

Asphalt bricks are ideal for building these suggested garden additions, as they are relatively cheaper, compared to other building material and at the same time are easy to clean. Contact us today and we can give you additional information on the costs which can be applied for such yard improvement projects.

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Tips to Install a Durable Asphalt Driveway

What Asphalt Products to Use in Order to Create a Driveway Which Will Impress Your Guests and Neighbors

If you want to replace or install a durable driveway, you will definitely need to consider hiring a professional building contractor who has experience in working with asphalt products. Today is your lucky day, as Bryers Paving, of Amarillo, TX, will tell you a bit more about all the ingredients and techniques you need to be aware of, if you intend to make a high-quality, long-lasting asphalt driveway. This will help you make a better choice when choosing the contractor to do the job and will also make you feel more involved in the process, knowing the driveway building basics.

If you want to install a long lasting driveway, there are a few things to consider:

1. Provide enough slope in order to make is easy for the water to drain off and away from the driveway. If water pools on the surface of your driveway, it can seep underneath to weaken the soil or even cause frost heaving. Coarse materials are perfect for draining water from under the driveway.

2. Make sure that the thickness and composition of the underlying granular base is right.

3. The mechanical compaction of the base, sub base and asphalt is of major importance when you want to build a long-lasting driveway. For optimal results the base should sit for about a week so that natural settling can augment the mechanical compaction.

asphalt productsOf course, before considering the type of asphalt products to purchase, you must hire a contractor to tear out your old driveway, if you have one, of course. Then he must determine if the soil base is adequate and ready to be covered with the material, you have chosen. If not, a sub base may have to be built.

Types of asphalt products you can choose between

There are two main options for asphalt around the country. They differ mainly in the size of the aggregate used.

– mix with finer aggregate for a smoother surface (1/2 “ or smaller)

– mix with Coarser aggregate for a rougher but stronger finish (3/4 “ or smaller)

Coarser mixes are also recommended for driveways that get heavier traffic of commercial vehicles, while domestic driveways are often built from a finer mix. Both options have about the same price, so when making your choice you have to basically consider your priorities but not the affordability of the material itself.

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