When you select EBY as your contractor, this is how we’ll work with you until your paving project is complete:
Contracts & Permits
Every EBY proposal specifies the work to be done and includes a related detailed drawing. Carefully review your customized paving proposal/contract. When you’re ready for us to get started, sign one copy and send it back to our office. Once we receive the signed contract, we move quickly to the next step: we’ll send you a letter outlining permit requirements and describing our scheduling, site preparation, and paving procedures. If you’re not sure whether you need a permit, contact your local municipal authority. If you do need one, the authority will ask you to complete a permit application and provide a copy of the paving proposal/contract. Most municipalities also charge a permit fee. If you live in College Township (Centre County), there are additional inspection requirements, which your EBY project manager will schedule as the job proceeds.
At EBY, we do our best to accommodate our customers’ scheduling requests while planning 400+ paving projects a year within the 7-8 months yearly that weather conditions typically allow. About a week before our planned arrival on your site, we’ll call you to make sure you’ve obtained the necessary permits and to discuss any scheduling concerns (such as vacation conflicts or other work being done at your site). Then, one or two days before our planned start date, we’ll call to finalize the work plan and tell you our estimated time of arrival. Please be aware that bad weather may delay our work plan. If this happens, our scheduler will contact you to discuss the necessary adjustments.
Most jobs require two crews, one to prepare the site surface and one to do the paving work. Your EBY estimator/project manager will meet with you and each crew at the start of their work and will consult with you until the job is done. To help our crews begin promptly on their scheduled project work days:
Keep the planned work area free of all vehicles and any other large or heavy objects.
If the work area is in front of a garage door, either leave the door open or make sure it’s unlocked and easy to open from the outside.
If you have an outside water spigot we can use, check it ahead of time to be sure the water is turned on.
If you have any concerns, try to be on site to talk with your EBY project manager in person. If that’s not possible, please leave a phone number where you can be reached.
The EBY surface preparation crew typically consists of 2 people, with a dump truck, pickup truck, skid steer, skid steer attachments, vibratory roller, vibratory plate, cut-off saw, and other work tools and equipment. They are usually on site for a few hours to a few days, depending on the job and on weather conditions. The surface prep crew finegrades and compacts a stone subbase to a uniform, even, consistent grade that promotes water flow away from buildings. They may also remove or mill sections of the pavement near fixed elevations such as garage floors, sidewalks, or roads. For overlays, the crew clears existing pavement of loose materials and cleans the edges. When the prep crew’s work is done, you may use your driveway or parking lot until the paving crew arrives, typically in 2-5 business days. This interim period is needed to make sure you’re comfortable with the overall project layout and to prevent crew overlap.
The EBY paving crew typically consists of 4-6 people with a pickup truck, asphalt paver, vibratory roller, finish roller, vibratory plates, hand tampers, and other tools and equipment; there will also be 1-5 dump truck drivers delivering the Hot-Mix Asphalt. They are usually on site for a few hours to a full day, depending on the job and on weather conditions. The crew creates a uniform, consistent, and smooth surface (without any creases or ridges) that promotes the flow of water away from buildings. For overlays, they patch the existing pavement or apply a leveling course before applying the final layer of pavement. When their work is done, the paving crew ropes off the end of the fresh pavement so that no one accidentally drives on it. We recommend that you keep vehicles and other large or heavy objects off of your new pavement for 2 days. You’ll receive an invoice only after all work is done.