A Checklist for Hiring a Road Construction Company

Posted by Derek Patterson   10/2/14 9:00 AM

What 5 Qualifications You Should Look for in a Road Construction Contractor

Road construction projects are complex processes that typically demand large amounts of money, time and resources. It’s crucial to select the best possible team for the job to make sure that time and money are being used as efficiently as possible, and that the end result will be high quality and long-lasting.

When it comes to selecting a road construction contractor, there are several key characteristics that separate the great companies from the rest. Here is a quick checklist to help guide your RFP development and prequalification process.


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Topics: Contractors, Architects, Engineers

Does Your Grading Contractor Understand the Local Soil Conditions?

Posted by Derek Patterson   8/26/14 2:17 PM

Not All Grading Contractors Are Alike

Whether you are trying to develop a sprawling commerce park or you’re clearing thousands of acres for a new highway project, land grading is important for protecting areas from erosion and the buildup of runoff water. Grading contractors are responsible for ensuring that a construction site is built on stable ground today and that it maintains this composition for years to come. This long-term stability requires a complex understanding of the local soil, how it erodes, its drainage qualities and overall stability. The best grading contractors have deep knowledge of the local soil’s composition and nuances, and have developed best practices for site grading within that context.

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Topics: Contractors, Architects, Engineers

4 Reasons To Consider Asphalt Millings Over Gravel

Posted by Derek Patterson   8/14/14 10:35 AM

Traditional gravel can come with many negatives, depending on your project. But the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t, right? Wrong!  Why should you consider asphalt millings over traditional gravel? We have four easy reasons on why you should be considering this versatile material. 

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Topics: Recycled Asphalt, Contractors, Architects, Engineers

Asphalt Materials + LEED Credits - What’s The Common Ground?

Posted by Derek Patterson   6/26/14 8:00 AM

Asphalt is America’s most recycled material - so it makes sense that asphalt materials can help you earn LEED credits, right? If you’re thinking about sustainability when beginning a new construction project, then you should also be thinking about the materials going into the project. The LEED system was created to help encourage sustainable building habits - and now LEED accreditation is highly desired for many reasons, both monetary and morally. Many cities, counties, and states require LEED certificate for public buildings.

You know why LEED credits are important - but how can you earn them?  

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Topics: Businesses, Commercial Customers, Government + Municipalities, Contractors, Architects, Engineers