How Much Does It Cost To Resurface A Road?
Roads are the single most important aspect of the infrastructure here within the United Kingdom. The driving force behind the business as we know it, these roads connect people with the places they need to be. Failure to maintain these roads can cause serious damage to vehicles and can create a situation where your property is becoming more inaccessible by the day.
Resurfacing is an effective road maintenance solution, allowing businesses to give the surface a complete renovation for the fraction of the cost of creating a brand new road. In this article, we will be breaking down the costs involved with road resurfacing, the goal is to allow business owners to better understand the pricing behind this type of this work.
Average Cost of Road Surfacing
Resurfacing costs can range anywhere between £50 – £100 per m2. The costs of a resurfacing job can vary depending on a wide range of factors so you must speak to a local surfacing contactor for a more accurate quote for your chosen project. Often surfacing contractors will send out a member of the team to survey the site and provide you with a written quote.
Domestic Vs Commercial Roads
It goes without saying that on average commercial surfacing work is more costly than domestic work. This is mainly due to the size of the project and the need for road markings to help improve the flow of traffic around the site. Domestic works tend to be much simpler, often this just involves a single track road leading up to the property with no markings.
Choice of Surfacing Material
There is a wide range of surfacing solutions out there on the market which can be used for road resurfacing. In one of our most recent articles, we have summarised the different types of road surfacing that are suitable for both domestic and commercial projects. It’s a worthwhile read if you’re confused with the type of surfacing that you require.
Existing Surfacing Damage
Before any new surface is put down on a road all existing damage to the road must be resolved. Potholes are one of the most common forms of damage to roads in the United Kingdom. So much so that we have had to cover the severity of this problem in a blog post. Take a read and find out more about the pothole problem in the UK
Finding The Right Contractor
You must find the right contractor before any work commences. Not only is this important from a cost point of view but it can also seriously impact the quality of service provided. If you choose an inexperienced company you may find that the job is not completed to the highest of standards creating a very unappealing road surface.
Cheaper is not always better when it comes to the surfacing. Often the cheapest of jobs will be the worst quality and you may have to have the road completely resurfaced again down the line. The most important aspect of any work completed is the quality of service, never compromise on this.
Kian is a content writer and marketing manager for Swift Surfacing. He helps publish regular content and insights for customers and industry personnel.