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CASE STUDY: Commercial Asphalt Parking Lot Removal, Installation

WOLF_Blog_vanta-casestudy.jpgWolf Paving completed commercial asphalt pavement parking lot removal and installation for three commercially leased buildings in Madison, Wisconsin.

Vanta Commercial Properties requested a complete asphalt parking lot removal and repaving but requested that their leased tenants could continue to use the buildings and parking lots, without interruption, during the paving project.

The project site location was off of Crossroads Drive, in the High Crossing Business Center on the Eastside of Madison.

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Main Client Concerns:

  • Cost
  • No disruption to business tenants

Wolf Paving Solution:

To help clients work within their budgets, Wolf Paving believes that one of the most important considerations for any paving job is to provide flexible options for every part of a process.

When you receive a price quote from Wolf Paving, you can expect a la carte options for almost every process step, including:

  • Base stabilization methods
  • Types of aggregate
  • Grading procedures
  • Binder used
  • Surface thickness
  • Asphalt mix
  • Paving method

This cost flexibility allows clients the opportunity to help set
their own budget based on their key areas of concern.

To ensure that business owners could continue work uninterrupted for the duration of the paving project, Wolf Paving completing each parking lot in two phases, allowing a portion of each parking lot to be used to for employee parking.

Size and Scope of Asphalt Paving Project:

For this commercial asphalt paving lot installation job,  broke up there time in phases, spending two days removing asphalt, two days completing fine grading work and two days paving.

Here are the final project details:

  • Asphalt type used: Commercial 12.5 mm binder and Commercial 9.5 mm for the surface.
  • Project size was 6,604 square yards.
  • For the project, 815 tons of binder was used.
  • 575 tons of surface asphalt was used.

Project Steps:

Complete removal– Wolf Paving completely removed the existing surface area and recycled the materials used, making the project environmentally friendly.
Prepare the sub base– the addition of stone and aggregate to prepare the sub base was an important part of the paving project. The sub base provides the strong foundation needed to support the surface asphalt.
Fine grading – grading is completed to manage water run-off appropriately. During the proof row of this project, the Wolf Paving team came across unforeseen soft clay areas in the sub base that required repair.
To manage this additional cost, Wolf Paving used a new technique called plowing to undercut the sub base and mix the soft clay with aggregate to improve the strength of the compromised areas.
Binder and surface course – 1.75 inches of binder was used on this project in light duty surface areas and 2.5 inches of binder was used in heavy duty, high traffic areas for added support. The binder surface provides the strength of the parking lot. Binder includes larger aggregate with more oil, increasing strength.
Asphalt surface – 1.5 inches of surface asphalt was used for this project. Surface asphalt has small aggregate, more sand and more oil, which offers a smooth ride and a shiny, attractive finished surface.

Commercial Asphalt Parking Lot Installation Final Results:

The final project looked excellent. The client had no complaints and was pleased that the job followed the proposed plan and budget, even with unforeseen undercutting requirements. The final drainage of the parking lot was also excellent.

Topics: Asphalt Parking Lot, Commercial Paving

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More kind words from some great people

“A year ago, we hired Wolf Paving to put the top coat on our driveway. As our warranty period was coming to a close, we had a couple of issues to attend to. Within 16 minutes, I received a response email from Jim May, who happened to be out of town for the week. Within a couple of hours, I received a call from someone saying that one of your crews was finishing up a job , and would be able to be at our home by about 4:00PM that same day.

Chris, the Project Manager or Supervisor, showed up at our house with his crew. My wife, was at home when the crew arrived. She was very impressed by Chris’ friendliness, professionalism and thoroughness, as well as that of the rest of your crew. She could not say enough good things about the experience. I would like to complement and thank Jim May, Chris, and the crew for handling our request within hours of my email to Jim, and congratulate you for having a top-notch organization.”

-Stan & Tarianne, Oconomowoc

Your men were very professional and informative from start to finish.

– James Waltenberry, Wales

Geno and Tony were fantastic. Their attention and devotion to detail gave me the confidence of knowing that the job was going to be well done. Geno even called me that evening, after a heavy rain, just to make sure the water was flowing as he intended after spending the day shaping my driveway.

-Bernie Long

From the salesman and office secretary to your finish asphalt crew, all were outstanding and very professional. Be proud of their work. The whole job was done well, and it has been the talk of the neighborhood.

– Dan & Ruth McCann, East Troy

Communication, flexibility and a courteous crew. Everyone was great to work with, starting with my salesman.

– Larry Schmidt, Oconomowoc

Thanks for the great job and the phone calls keeping me informed. It shows your commitment to outstanding customer service!

– Brian McIntyre, Sun Prairie

“All the members of the resealing crew were especially helpful for my job. They paid great attention to detail, and everything was neat and clean when the job was finished!”

– Steve Blackburn

“I was initially just looking for a quote for my driveway repair while I was trying to sell my house. I got turned away by over 12 other companies. Wolf Paving was the only one willing to help out. Another company followed up with me seven weeks after my initial call but I was already impressed with the customer service from Wolf Paving. Thank you so much!”

– Jenny Aamodt

“I was impressed with the quality of workmanship, communication, professionalism, and efficiency. Wolf Paving made us feel like VIPs.”

– Todd Cantwell