Are you patient enough to pave driveways?

Paving residential driveways is so different from paving roads and parking lots that we probably should come up with a different term for the work. Where roads (and some parking lots) are about volume, and commercial paving is about margin, driveway paving is about neatness, care, and cash flow. Residential homeowners are picky, they want everything to be "just so," and they value their patios, sidewalks, gardens, shrubs, and lawn - to say nothing of their houses - almost as if they own them. If you haven't already had the chance to flip through the August/September issue of Pavement, check it out, especially if you're a driveway paving contractor. Top Quality Paving's John Ball uses more than 20 driveway-paving photos to offer tips and insights into how to do a great job for your justifiably finicky residential customers. And if that's not enough for you there are a bunch more photos and insights online in our Equipment Gallery. And if even that's not enough for you John will be presenting "Essentials of Parking Lot & Driveway Paving" at both National Pavement Expo West, Nov. 15-17, in Las Vegas and National Pavement Expo, Jan. 31 -Feb. 2 in Nashville. Look for a similar article on paving handwork in our October issue.