We always talked about what clients need from Lakeland parking lot paving companies, seemingly forgetting that these companies need to get to know their clients, too, before entering into a contract with them. It’s not enough that clients would ask a few questions, a quotation, and some clarifications. There should be a complete understanding between the client and the company about the scope and limitations of the project.
As an asphalt paving company, here are a few things you should know about your client:
Is it for private or commercial use?
If you are being asked to pave a driveway or a parking lot, the first thing you need to know is if it’s for private or commercial use. This would largely affect the materials to be used, the number of workers to be put on the job, and the overall price of the project. Of course, this also matters for the drafting of the schedule and deadline of the project.
How large is the area to be paved?
The size of the area will influence the price of the project, obviously. But this is not the only reason why need to know from the first meeting how large the property to be paved is. You have to know if you have the materials and the equipment for it. Though most paving companies use high-tech equipment, some of these are only for small-scale projects and not for massive ones.
When do you need the project to be completed?
This would help in creating the timeline and the schedule of the project. Some companies can adjust the working hours of their workers, depending on how large-scale the project is. The client would need to be flexible, though, if he’s asking for a rush job. No paving company want to rush any project because the safety of the drivers would depend on the pavement being dried properly and completely before operation starts.
What is the nature of your business?
The design of the parking lot or driveway must conform to the nature of the business. Knowing what the client is selling or offering will help the companies create the right pavement structure for it. It would also help them understand what is needed for the project—is it going to be indoors or outdoors? If it’s a bank, it’s more likely that the Lakeland parking lot paving will be outdoors and it should be facing the street and not hidden at the back of the building.