Choosing a good asphalt paving contractor can be tricky. There are many contractors who will try to scam you out of your money. If you are a private homeowner who does not have enough experience handling paving projects, here are some tips on how to find a reliable asphalt paving contractor and acquire high-quality work.
First of all, always choose contractors that are famous for the quality of their work. This is what you can do:
1. Look up their names in phone books or on the Internet.
2. Check if they have an insurance certificate in their name
3. Check your portfolio and assess the quality of your previous jobs and workplaces
4. Check if they have tons of testimonials under their belt.
Due to today’s stiff competition, many asphalt paving companies or asphalt paving contractors make use of all ways and means to advertise their names. In fact, even scammers are fully capable of creating false advertising and they are people you don’t want to meet.
To distinguish the best asphalt paving contractor, here are some probing questions you can ask:
1. Do they have a thorough understanding of current technologies and techniques?
2. Can you offer good customer service before and after work? And what kind of customer service can they offer?
3. Do you also perform other types of value-added services?
4. How do you communicate with your customers?
5. Ask them what their definition is of quality products and services they provide
6. Do they have trained sales people who can clearly inform you of the benefits and options for various approaches they will implement during the repair?
7. How long have you been in the asphalt paving business?
8. How long will it take to complete the job?
These are helpful questions to ask during your price comparison. Price comparison is done so you can get multiple bids from more than one paving contractor. In this way, you will be able to choose the best of the rest. Keep in mind that you should not easily accept contractors who will offer their services at a lower price. Carefully examine their history and the products they are using.
And finally, to seal the deal, insist on creating a written agreement. This will protect your interest and that of the paving contractor as well.