Choosing the right professional to pave your driveway or parking lot is an important decision. You don’t want to just go with the first name that comes up in a Google search. Here are some things to consider when selecting a contractor.
Competitive pricing is an important factor when choosing an asphalt paving contractor and representatives should offer to provide a complimentary site visit and quote. Considerations in regard to price should include quality of equipment, type of asphalt mixture, complexity of the project area, municipal ordinances, removal of existing surfaces, environmental factors and recycling options.
A reputable asphalt paving company will openly share customer reviews and/or a Better Business Bureau rating. Oftentimes, a company’s reviews or case study examples will be shared on their website to be viewed by new and prospective companies or individuals. In some cases, an asphalt paving company will recommend a new customer visit a project site that is in production or recently completed.
Years of Experience & Project History
Leaning on the knowledge of an experienced asphalt paving representative will help you make good choices for your property as well as save you money. Representatives that are able to communicate in a clear and informed way, while providing good examples of challenging projects and solutions they have provided for other customers, are likely to be the best partners for your project.
Licensed and Insured
There should be no resistance by your asphalt paving contractor to provide documentation showing that they are licensed and insured. This documentation not only provides protection for their representatives and equipment, it provides protection for you and your property as well.
A good contractor should stand by their work and make customer satisfaction a priority. While not always offered or limited, asking for a project warranty (workmanship & materials) will guarantee that the project is completed to industry standards and the unique needs of your property (as agreed upon at the start of the project). Most company warranties are different based on project circumstances – so be sure to have all information in writing before the start of your project. Installation experts should also provide tips to help you extend the life of your newly paved or seal-coated surface.
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