Billing | Insurance | Maintenance | Warranty
BAI Specialized Insurance Coverage
Do you have proof of insurance coverage? What does coverage include? Coverage limit? How can I verify BAI coverage?
Benjamin Asphalt, Inc is proud to maintain a $6,000,000 per occurrence limit of insurance coverage in order to meet the demanding needs of our clients. Our specialized coverage eliminates many of the common exclusions found in other contractor’s insurance programs.
- Primary Insurer: Federated Mutual Insurance Company
- Insurer Financial Stability Rating: A+ SUPERIOR
- Licensed & Bonded: Yes
- Workers’ Compensation: Yes, State of Washington – In Good Standing
- General Liability Insurance Limits: $6,000,000
- Residential, Tract or New Construction Exclusions: None
- Subsidence Exclusions: None
- Completed Operations Endorsement
- CG2010 (11/85) Available: Yes
- Per-Project Aggregate: Yes
- Broadened Pollution: Auto Yes
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Do you offer a warranty on your work? What does it include and how long is the warranty?
Yes, Benjamin Asphalt, Inc. provides a warranty on all workmanship and materials for a period of (1) year after work is completed. BAI, after 35 years has always been responsive and kept its integrity when any job-related matters have arrived.
Billing & Invoicing
How will I be billed for your services?
Invoicing for Commercial or Residential Jobs:
- US Postal Service
What forms of payment do you accept for services?
We accept most major credit cards (MASTERCARD, VISA, DISCOVER CARD), company & personal checks, and cash.
For invoices received by e-mail, we also offer the added convenience and security of online payment (credit card, electronic check) through our Intuit QuickBooks Payment.
How long does it take to create a new driveway?
To provide the necessary prep work, grading, gravel, and hot mix install it generally takes 1-2 days to complete.
Is there a time of year that is better to install a new asphalt driveway?
Yes, the best time of year and weather permitting is March thru November. As well, with the right weather conditions, it is possible to pave during the winter months.
How thick is asphalt laid?
It is highly recommended that asphalt is installed at a minimum 3” compacted thickness allowing for the structural integrity and longevity of the project.
How much should I budget for a new driveway?
Every project is different and there are many variables that go into the total job cost. For your particular project click here to message BAI and request a quote…It’s FREE!
What about the weather affecting scheduled paving operations?
Benjamin Asphalt, Inc. keeps up on current/daily weather conditions. The customer is contacted and if the weather is not optimal, projects will be re-scheduled for the next more optimal weather day.
When can I drive on my new driveway?
It is best to stay off of your newly paved driveway overnight before driving on it. Driving on it is fine, however, minimize turning the car wheels with the foot on the brake. This may cause scuff marks and deep divots until pavement is properly cured, approximately 30 days.
Asphalt VS Concrete
Asphalt Pros & Cons
- Asphalt is not a permanent surface.
- Asphalt takes more maintenance, but the repairs are easier to do.
- Asphalt is a flexible surface which expands and contracts with weather conditions.
Concrete Pros & Cons
- Concrete is a permanent surface.
- Concrete relies on its own strength to absorb weight and balance weaknesses in the material.
Concrete costs significantly more than an asphalt surface of comparable strength.
What can I do about poor drainage on my driveway?
It is recommended that for optimal driveway drainage it requires a minimum of 2% drop for water to flow off property. The grade of the driveway should have a ¼”decline for each foot of pavement. We’ve witnessed many driveways don’t have this proper slope. There are many solutions to fix this challenge, including: drains, swales and curbs. If there is less than a 2% drop, ponding water is to be expected.