It is possible to do all the work to create an asphalt driveway by yourself, with the help of a few friends. However, in almost all situations, it would be better to hire residential asphalt paving contractors to do the work. Here are just a few of the benefits you receive when you leave the job to a professional.
No Need to Rent Equipment
Creating an asphalt driveway requires a lot of large equipment that you probably do not have. In order to prepare the area, it must be excavated to allow for the gravel to be placed as the foundation layer. While you can have a dump truck deliver the gravel, you will need to have a backhoe or skid loader to spread and level the gravel. You will then need an asphalt paver to put down the layer of asphalt. A paving company already has all the necessary equipment, so you won't have to worry about renting anything.
Knowledge and Experience
While you can find all the information on the internet to do the work yourself, unless you have already worked with the equipment, the gravel, and the asphalt before on a previous job, there are bound to be a few problems as you attempt this project. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to get the work done without having any problems come up that could cause you extra time and money. The weather and soil in the area can play a big part in how the asphalt needs to be put down for the best results. In addition, the work they do will produce a result that not only looks better but will also be more durable and last longer.
Regulations and Liabilities
There may be specific regulations as to how the driveway must be created. Professionals will already know how things need to be done to ensure compliance with the regulations. If there is a problem with the way something was done, and someone is injured or property is damaged, the asphalt contractor has insurance to cover the liability. They will also come to fix the problem, at no extra cost to you.
While creating an asphalt driveway may not seem too difficult for you to do on your own, you can save time and money to great results when you hire professional paving contractors. In addition, you won't have to give up your days off or worry about creating a mess if you were to do it yourself.
For more information about residential asphalt paving, contact a local contractor.