Isn't that what I said:
One would almost think it easier to rip up the existing asphalt, regrade
it and then lay *new* asphalt!
Which leaves the original questions:
What sort of monies ($US) are involved in "repaving" a parking lot?
And, is this expressed as some_fixed_cost + cost_per_unit_area?
Does the asphalt contractor also take on the demo and regrading?
I would expect any reputable paving contractor (not sealcoat company) would
handle the whole job.
Cost such a local thing, you are going to have to talk to a couple of local
contractors to get quotes. Does have the equipment and crew or does he have to
sub out some of the work? How hungry is he?
How he comes up with his number is kind of immaterial. You don't know if he has
a large nut to cover or brings on crew and equipment as needed. He's also not
going to give you a quote without looking at the site. There's all sorts of
things that need to go into the quote - access, drains, curbs, light poles, off
site parking for crew and equipment, easments, permits...
Following up to my answer - re cost per square foot - yes the paving
contractor generally does the removal and excavation.
Any company that does not have that capability should stick to
residential driveways - which require less equipment .
On 2/3/2016 3:30 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'd SWAG'ed $250K. I think there's about 30K sq ft involved (though
they could "cheap out" and leave a portion of the parking lot unpaved).
I figure the old has to be removed. The site then regraded (city code
requires all rainfall on a property to be handled *on* that property
so you can't just let it run out through the curb cuts into the street).
A gravel underlayment put in place (to keep water that would seep through
inevitable cracks to the hard-pan beneath from heaving the asphalt).
Then, paved and finally painted/signage. Of course, all the while ensuring
compliance with any *new* city codes/inspection (ADA, etc.).
When I offered my guesstimate, they dismissed it as TOTALLY RIDICULOUS:
"It *can't* cost that much just for a parking lot!"
As *I* have no skin in the game, I just shrugged and left them to their
own devices -- "I told you so" works quite well! (except for the
party hearing said comment :> )
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