For most property managers, pavement management is the process of planning the maintenance and repair work in order to optimize their pavement-related budget. This is usually accomplished by scheduling and performing preventative maintenance with multiple contractors, regularly. What if we told you there is a way to drive a predictable outcome when it comes to your pavement management strategy so that you’re actually driving down the cost of maintaining your asphalt asset versus spending more money with multiple contractors more often? In this article we will discuss the ways you can utilize a pavement management strategy with A&A Paving that encompasses an easier process with fewer bids, headaches and a much lower cost.
If you’re looking for a better way to manage your pavement assets that encompasses a system and provides you with decision making tools to help you with your next project in Elk Grove Village, IL, contact us to learn more about our pavement management strategy and what it can do for you. You can also check out our video series on pavement maintenance here.
Why Do You Need A Pavement Management Strategy?
Most property managers know that pavement deteriorates over time from exposure to traffic and the environment. However, the difference between a property manager with a strategy to slow deterioration and one that only sees it when they have time to advertise a bid is how much of their budget they’re spending or overspending during a period of time. This is why it is vital to work with a company that incorporates a strategy with subsequent stages that provides a long-term solution that is based on prioritization and alternative treatments. With all of that being said, you need a great pavement management strategy because without it you have to rely on your staff’s judgement, experience, and multiple bids from multiple contractors.
What Does A Great Pavement Management Strategy Look Like?
A great pavement management strategy comes equipped with three things; inventory, evaluation, and prioritization or alternatives all based on a rating scale. When you think about inventory, you should have a method of tracking each of your pavement assets. Next, there should be a way to evaluate pavement conditions based on a rating scale and on industry standards, not someone’s individual judgement. Finally, a great pavement management strategy should have a way to use the condition evaluation to set priorities & alternative treatments so that you have a predictable outcome that takes all of the guess-work out of it.
When Does A Great Pavement Management Strategy Save A Company Money?
A great pavement management strategy allows you to set more realistic budgets based on a project priority list to make timely repairs and set up cost-effective maintenance procedures. Without this strategy in place, you are left with the judgement and opinion of your staff and several other contractors who all have a different opinion. Coupled with all of the other factors you have to take into account when setting a repair budget for everything on your property, the chances of overspending your budget every year increases significantly. With a great pavement management strategy in place, you can actually start to see a decrease in spending upfront because of how it’s all laid out in front of you.
At A&A Paving, we believe in taking a different approach when it comes to paving projects. Our approach allows us to become a partner in your business that consults you rather than just focusing on winning a bid. Time and time again we’ve been able to lay the groundwork with countless pavement management strategies that allows property managers to see money well spent without the regret of wondering if they’ve done the right thing for their property. If you’re looking for a better way to manage your pavement assets that encompasses a system and provides you with decision making tools to help you with your next project in Elk Grove Village, IL, contact us to learn more about our pavement management strategy and what it can do for you. If you would like to learn more about pavement maintenance, you can also check out our video series.