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Not All Bids Are Created Equal!

Going to bid can be a nightmare if you are not properly prepared. One way to minimize frustration and confusion is to make sure your comparing apples to apples. The most important part of the bid process is creating a solid scope of work. It may take a little more time and effort but it will be worth it in the end.

If you have three different estimators bid according to their own scope of work, it will be almost impossible to compare bids. One estimator might think one area needs R and R and another might walk right past it. When looking over the bids remember that sometimes the cheapest bid can also be the most expensive. Poor craftsmanship and maintenance could lead to costly repairs and major headaches in years to come. This is why it is important to work with a company you can trust and who is willing to answer all of your questions.

If you are beginning to work on a new project we recommend following “The Ideal Bid Process”

The “Ideal” Bid Process

In order to be efficient in getting the most value for your money, set up a specific time for all your estimators to meet and walk the property together. This will allow you to come up with a consensus on the scope of work. If the estimators have a hectic schedule and cannot meet, you can walk the property with a single estimator and create a detailed site map with all the areas you would like worked on. After, mail this map to the other estimators and have them come to your property. It is best to make yourself available as they walk the property so you can answer any questions or concerns. In the end, the goal is to have everyone bid on the same work, therefore allowing you to get the most value out of your dollar.

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What is The Pavement Network?

DRYCO Pavement Network LogoDRYCO is a proud member of The Pavement Network, a group of independent parking lot maintenance, repair and rehabilitation paving contractors that service the professionally managed property industry.

So what seperates The Pavement Network from other groups in the same industry?

 The Pavement Network is an exclusive group of asphalt and concrete industry leaders who provide localized expertise with national coverage.  Members must meet the highest levels of quality control, customer service, and financial viability.  Members are united in their commitment to uphold strict standards of best-practices, and must have proven track records for quality and integrity.  The Pavement Network stands by all their members from coast-to-coast.

Real Estate managers and property owners across the nation trust The Pavement Network members to provide them with dependable and timely service, comprehensive solutions, and professional project management.

Quality. Integrity. Service.
Guaranteed.

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