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What is grading and paving takeoffs?

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August 08, 2007 6:13PM

To estimate the amount and cost of paving work, paving contractors need to measure the square footage of parking lots and paving areas as drawn on construction blueprints. This measuring process is referred to as a "take-off" because the square footage measurements are "taken off" of the blueprints using devices such as scale rulers, digitizers, or planimeters. If you have any questions please call 1-800-731-3038.