STREETS & HIGHWAYS
For three decades Bonness Inc. has been paving streets, roadways, and alleyways in Southwest Florida. We provide new construction and renovation services for counties, municipalities, private developers, and general contractors. Bonness Inc. is a full service paving and sitework contractor, capable of handling both large projects and small repairs with exceptional customer service. Bonness will quote your road project, inclusive of all incidental items.
Bonness Inc. installs flatwork concrete, concrete curbs & gutters, flumes, drainage inlets, and more. Because we specialize in concrete work, we are well equipped to help you with all your concrete needs. Trust Bonness Inc. with the construction or restoration of your concrete curbs, walks, and driveways. We will make sure to let you know the possibilities and the most cost effective manner to deal with your existing concrete.
Street Lighting & Signalization
As part of the overall package, Bonness Inc. will supervise the installation or modification of street lighting or traffic signalization as part of your new construction or renovation project.
Pavement Markings & Signage
Painted or reflective thermoplastic stripes, crosswalks, stop bars, stop signs, speed limit signs, crosswalks, reflective pavement markers, ADA handicap mats, and more. Bonness Inc. has specialty crews who install all pavement markings and signs to complete your project. Installation guidelines are dictated by the plan specifications as well as local traffic control ordinances and Florida D.O.T. Design Standards.
Safety is a major concern for the general public as well as our employees. Bonness Inc. provides traffic control in the way of signs, barricades, flagmen, message boards, etc. Lane closures are done only with the permission and guidance of the city, county, or state, depending on the jurisdiction.
COMMERCIAL PARKING LOTS
Parking lots may be constructed of asphalt, concrete, or brick pavers. Often the choice is determined by the characteristics of the project such as size, surroundings, and functionality. Asphalt is recommended for larger parking lots because of the smooth ride, flexibility, value, and ease of maintenance. In Southwest Florida, asphalt is installed over a limestone or shell base. When the subgrade is made up of sandy soil, very typical in Southwest Florida, the soil will need to be stabilized before installing the base. Your civil engineer will calculate and specify the thickness of stabilized subgrade, base and asphalt in accordance with standard regional guidelines while taking into account the existing conditions.
Curb & Sidewalk
As a full service contractor, Bonness Inc. will professionally install your entire parking lot, including any curb, gutter, sidewalk, flumes, and other applicable appurtenances. Concrete curbs function as a landscape barrier and also promote rainwater drainage. Sidewalks are needed to handle foot traffic and are most often constructed of either concrete or brick pavers.
Carstops & Striping
Bonness Inc. will professionally install your carstops, handicap signs, stop signs, parking stripes, directional arrows, stop bars, hash marks, handicap symbols, and other pavement markings. You have a choice between painted or reflective thermoplastic striping.
Clearing services include, tree and vegetation removal, grubbing, chipping, mulching, burning, and hauling offsite. The perimeter of the clearing limits will be protected with the proper environmental silt fencing. Selective clearing can be accomplished if there are valuable trees that need to be preserved.
We will take care of any existing pavements and structures that need to be removed. All material from the demolition will be disposed of properly and in compliance with environmental regulations and guidelines.
Most projects involve some excavation in terms of lakes, retention ponds, swales, or underground utility installation. Appropriate equipment and expertise are needed to meet the specifications. In some cases there are layers of rock that must be dealt with. In extreme cases, blasting, hammering, or rock trenching is necessary to loosen the rock before excavation.
Grading & Filling
Bonness Inc. will grade your entire site. Services include rough grading and site balancing, offsite fill, swale grading, lake bank sloping, and final grade for sod.
Before a road or parking lot base can be installed, the subgrade must be stable with an adequate Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR). Bonness Inc. will prepare the subgrade by stabilizing and mixing it if necessary, bringing it to the proper elevation, and compacting to an optimal density.
Properties may be returned to their natural state for water management purposes and for restoration of habitat for wildlife and plant life. Bonness Inc. performs this service for governmental agencies.
Bonness Inc. installs complete underground utility systems with experienced, reliable, and safety conscious crews. We will install storm water drainage piping including PVC, Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP), Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP), Elliptical RCP, Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) and structures that include headwalls, control and outfall structures, drainage basins, throat inlets, weir walls, box culverts, junction boxes and conflict boxes. Dewatering, pumping, well pointing and turbidity screening are performed as well.
Potable water distribution systems include the installation of water mains (DIP, PVC, HDPE), water services, backflow preventers (RPZ), meter boxes, gate valves, hot taps, tie-ins, jack & bore, directional bore and testing.
Some of the installations performed by Bonness Inc. for sanitary sewer systems include sewer mains, force mains, plug valves, sewer laterals, tie-ins, directional bore, cleanouts, pump stations, grinder pump stations, grease trap/oil separators, manholes, and conflict boxes.
Bonness Inc. is a Certified Class V Fire Protection System Contractor and can install fire mains (PVC, DIP), fire services, backflow preventers (RPZ), fire meters, fire department connecters (FDC), fire hydrants, PIV, and fire risers.
Bonness Inc. will also repair any of the underground systems. Sinkholes are excavated and explored for leaking or busted pipes, repaired and inspected, and then followed by restoration of the pavement or landscape.
Rejuvenate the look of your commercial properties by repairing, replacing, or resurfacing your existing pavement. We’ll make your parking lot look new again. Asphalt surfaces have an expected life of between 10 and 15 years. After that time, the pavement may be overlaid with a new layer of asphalt. Often times milling or edge-milling is necessary or desirable to meet existing grades or to promote water drainage. Milled asphalt is hauled back to a local asphalt plant to be recycled.
Pavement renovation often begins with the removal of existing asphalt or concrete pavement to accommodate a new design, to remove damaged pavement, or to address drainage issues. At Bonness Inc. we have a wide variety of equipment to choose from depending on the type and depth of removal that is necessary.
Many existing pavements have developed drainage issues over the years. Renovation is an ideal time to address water problems. Care will be taken to advise you on the best way to alleviate your drainage issues. Possible solutions include increased slope, yard drainage, catch basins, and swale grading to name a few. During installation or repair of your pavement, our crews are trained to give special attention to drainage issues.
Whether it be additional traffic lanes, traffic calming designs, street widening, or other types of traffic modification, Bonness Inc. has years of experience and expertise to handle the complexity of any project.
Intersection improvements require exceptional planning and execution. With a high level of complexity as well as challenging traffic control issues, intersection work requires an experienced and diverse contractor. Bonness Inc. has performed countless intersection projects in Southwest Florida throughout the past 30 years.
At Bonness Inc., we are committed to quality and excellence. That is why we offer only the highest grade of coal tar emulsion sealant. PolyTar sealant utilizes advanced polymer technology to achieve elasticity in a cost effective application. Elasticity reduces cracking and provides a longer pavement life. We combine this unique pavement coating with a quality installation, resulting in exceptional durability, skid resistance, fuel resistance, as well as a non-tracking surface. Under normal conditions, recoating with PolyTar is not necessary for at least 5 years.
As standard practice, Bonness Inc. removes all carstops before seal coating to achieve the best results. We will complete your sealcoat project by replacing the carstops and re-striping the lines and pavement markings.
ESTIMATING & DESIGN
Bonness Inc. offers solutions for both new construction and renovation projects and provides quotes that are timely and accurate. Our estimators also have AGTEC and CAD technology at their disposal which increases the accuracy of material takeoffs and also produces 3-D models as which aid in estimating and planning.
To meet strict guidelines for excavation or installation of utilities or pavements, civil engineers must be employed. Your civil engineer will work with your local municipality to obtain design approvals. However simple renovations may not require engineered plans. In those cases, our estimating staff can help make recommendations for your design.
If you are working with an engineer, he/she will work with the city or county to get approvals and pull permits for your project. If you are doing a simple renovation that does not require engineered plans, our staff will help obtain permits if needed. Every city and county has its own set of ordinances and permitting requirements so the cost of permitting will vary from place to place.
Bonness Inc’s professional estimators help clients from start to finish with an eye toward “value engineering” to maximize their investment. Years of experience and product knowledge allow us provide cost-saving solutions for our clients.