People in the Houston area have many options when they buy a home. One of the decisions they have to make is whether to buy a home in a community that has a homeowners association. If they opt for a community with an HOA, they expect that they will receive several benefits in exchange for their dues. One of the benefits they expect is that the HOA will ensure that the community’s streets, parking lots, and other paved areas are safe and well-maintained. However, when HOAs begin looking for an Houston paving contractor to install, repair, or maintain their pavements, they are often unsure of how to find the right contractor.
What Qualities Should Asphalt Companies Serving HOAs Display?
Reputable paving companies share several common qualities. They are appropriately licensed and fully insured. Their crews are trained, experienced, and professional. The company has references that prospective clients can contact to learn more about the company’s reliability, workmanship, and customer service. The company has the proper equipment and sufficient staffing to handle the project. Furthermore, the company has experience in performing work for HOAs. Pavement repair, maintenance, or installation in a residential community is not the same as performing similar tasks for a commercial client. A business may be able to simply close its parking lot for repairs, for example, but your residents expect to have the freedom to enter and exit your community, access their homes, and avail themselves of all amenities whenever they wish. If their routine is to be disrupted, you and your contractor must make sure that residents are kept informed, which means that your contractor must have excellent communication skills.
What Types of Pavement-Related Needs Are Commonly Sought by HOAs?
One responsibility of an HOA is to utilize the community’s funds in a prudent manner. When it comes to asphalt pavement, the best way to use funds wisely is through a professional maintenance program. Your residents are likely to be quite displeased if they are faced with a special assessment to rebuild a parking lot or street that is only a few years old, and they will also be unhappy if your paved areas are unsightly or so riddled with potholes and cracks that they are unsafe. Therefore, a Houston paving contractor will likely recommend all or most of the following procedures.
1. Pavement repair is essential. Any breaks in the surface that could allow water to reach the base layers need to be repaired as soon as possible. Repairing a damaged base is more expensive than have your contractor mend a few cracks or patch a pothole.
2. Sealcoating is an economical way to protect your pavement from damage inflicted by UV rays, automotive fluids, and traffic. Sealants also restore faded asphalt to its original color. Sealcoating should be a part of your parking lot maintenance program, and it can also do wonders for the walkways, trails, and streets in your community.
3. Parking lot striping and marking can make the area more attractive. However, a well-striped and properly marked lot is also a safer environment for pedestrians and drivers alike. To be truly effective, all pavement markings need to be clearly visible and neat.
4. Concrete pavements also need occasional help. You may have concrete curbs, ramps, sidewalks, or dumpster pads in your community. Uplifted sections need to be repaired so that pedestrians do not trip and fall. Cracks should be repaired to help protect the structural integrity of the pavement as well as to help prevent tripping accidents.
Marathon Solutions Group is happy to assist HOAs with their pavement needs. We offer a wide variety of services, including sealcoating, asphalt overlays, traffic sign installation, asphalt repairs, base stabilization, asphalt milling, bollard installation, thermoplastic markings, concrete repairs, and parking lot striping. We have the experience, skills, and equipment to handle any job, and we believe that our team members are the best in the industry. If you are interested in a free quote, submit the online form or call 800-879-1147.