5% Off B.G. & L.W. Blowers. Use code 5%BLOWER&CLEANER at checkout

Pavement Contractors - Here's an Inexpensive Way to Add More Services

February 14, 2013

Pavement Contractors - Here's an Inexpensive Way to Add More Services

Are you a pavement maintenance contractor who only sealcoats? Have you ever thought about striping, hot crack filling, or installing parking lot safety devices and signage? These services go hand in hand with sealcoating and paving, and can be easily added to your services. You've probably been asked to provide an estimate for some of these things and (if you don't offer them), have opened your potential customer up to going with a company that can do it all.

It takes less than you think to get into the game, this is all you need to get started:

Striping - For a little over a thousand dollars, you can buy a line striper that puts down crisp, clean lines. These entry level stripers are light weight and perfect for smaller lots.

Hot Rubberized Crack Filling - Stationary 10 gal. melters can be purchased for around $700 and could be used with a pour pot ($100), as a low cost way to offer hot crack filling. MA-10 Melters are the most popular melters and go for under $1,000. Cracks over 1/4" should be filled before sealing; offer crack filling and you just increased your potential profit. 

Parking Lot Safety Devices - Installing wheel stops, speed bumps or speed humps, is as easy as it gets, especially with the lightweight recycled rubber products that have become popular. All you need for installation is a sledge hammer or hammer drill. There are a lot of concrete wheel stops out there falling apart, offer to replace them with rubber.

Signage - Many businesses aren't up to code with their signage. Depending on where the sign needs to go, you may only need a sledge hammer and a drive cap or a post driver, to get the post in the ground. Attaching the sign is easy.

If you only offer one service, you're leaving money on the table. Customers don't want to hire multiple contractors to handle related services; get in the game and stop sending customers to your competitors.
Looking for the equipment and supplies mentioned in this post? Shop NAC Supply, Inc.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Is it Possible to Use Asphalt in the Winter?
Is it Possible to Use Asphalt in the Winter?

December 09, 2019

Is it possible to use asphalt in the winter? The short answer is yes, but there’s a catch. Cold patch asphalt is usable in the winter to fill some pot holes in an emergency. If paving with hot asphalt is the goal, however, it’s better to wait for the spring and summer months. For it to perform at its best, asphalt needs to remain at a consistently high temperature. That’s increasingly more difficult to do on frozen ground with below freezing temperatures.

Continue Reading

Asphalt Maintenance Tips: Extend the Life of Your Driveway
Asphalt Maintenance Tips: Extend the Life of Your Driveway

November 25, 2019

Having to repave or resurface an asphalt driveway or parking lot is an expense that most people don’t save for. Doing either one of those is a sizable expense that you can avoid if you follow some basic asphalt maintenance tips. Stay ahead of damage and wear by setting up a maintenance schedule so your pavement lasts longer. Doing a few small things regularly will squeeze many extra years out of your driveway—and save you money. If you don’t have the proper asphalt repair products needed to do this work, there are professionals available to do the work for you.  For larger jobs, that might be the best course of action.

Continue Reading

Why Should I Have My Pavement Seal Coated?
Why Should I Have My Pavement Seal Coated?

November 08, 2019

Fall is the best time of the year for sealcoating, because the temperatures are ideal. If you don’t know what sealcoating is exactly, we’ll explain. Sealcoating is preventative maintenance for your driveway or parking lot. Think of it like a paint coat on your house or a stain on your deck—it’s there to protect what’s underneath. A properly applied sealcoat layer acts as a moisture barrier that keeps water and ice from aging your pavement. It fills small cracks and holes that can become large cracks and holes if left alone. They have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to do a great job. If you’ve been asking yourself, “why should I have my pavement seal coated,” here’s your answer.

Continue Reading