Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas
It was quite evident that the contractors evaluating the site ranged from virtual unknowns with limited knowledge to established and reputable companies like Giordano Construction Inc.®. After our discussions with the board members, monies would be limited for this project as it would have to be raised through the congregation. Therefore we needed to find a value proposition that would deliver a first class finished product for Salem Evangelical.
How we helped
Our team selected those areas which were experiencing asphalt and base failure. We proposed utilizing our FDR – Full Depth Reclamation with cement process for those areas rather than the more costly traditional method of full depth excavation with base sub-grade replacement. The remaining asphalt areas would be power-swept exposing any loose asphalt on the parking surface. The loose material would also be removed. Crack filler would be applied to exposed cracks as required so that the potential for projection to the new surface would be limited. We then proposed an asphalt overlay for the entire surface area. Upon completion we would layout and stripe for parking along with adding the appropriate ADA compliant car stalls and signage.
Salem Evangelical selected Giordano Construction Inc.® as their paving contractor for this project. The project totaled just under $80,000.00. Many of the other proposals ranged over $100,000.00 as more traditional methods were taken into account as well as failure on our competitors parts of understanding and evaluating Salem Evangelical’s needs. Many of our competitors do not offer and/or understand the FDR – Full Depth Reclamation process.