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Business Owner Question of the Day: How Do I Budget for a Paving Project?

April 28, 2017

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Have you noticed potholes appearing in your pavement? What about cracking?

Your parking lot is the first thing your customers encounter before visiting your business. Because of this, it’s important to regularly maintain your storefront. 

A question we’re asked often at Metro Building Services is “How do I budget for a paving project?”

After all, it’s an investment — not something you maintain on a weekly basis. It can also be an expensive one if you don’t have a plan already in place.

One of the best ways you can budget for a paving project isn’t by saving X dollars per month, but by taking advantage of preemptive measures.

In other words, prevention is the best way to control costs.

Wondering how we accomplish this?

Well, when you collaborate with Metro Building Services for your paving project, you’ll find that we offer flexibility where others can’t. More specifically, we work closely with customers in creating plans for the entire year — yeah, it’s that intense. We take pride in being thorough and enjoy passing on the cost benefits to you.

So, how does this work?

We schedule monthly visits (at your convenience, of course) to walk the property and inspect areas that might be in need of repair before they get to the point of replacing. Just remember, it’s easier to mend than start over. We also take a look at specific areas like dumpster pads and high traffic areas, strategizing how to keep them from failing.

Another way to budget for your paving project is conducting maintenance during ideal seasons. But, because we can never fully count on Oklahoma’s weather to be predictable, Metro Building Services is able to adapt to any scenario. Ultimately, though, aim for larger projects in spring and maintenance year-round.


The key to cutting costs, budging for paving projects and seamless scheduling is awareness. Always keep an eye on your business’s parking lot. And remember, the longer you wait, the more damage can be done.

Ready to take action?

Wondering what’s involved in a paving project? Be sure to check out our other blog, “How to Organize a Paving Project.” To learn more about our paving services and how we can help your business specifically, give us a call at (405) 329-0078.

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