Choosing the right asphalt contractor is a big decision, one that will affect your day-to-day life for years to come. Use these five tips to help you make the right decision.
1. Do Your Research
Don’t just go with the first name that pops up on your Google search. Shop around. Get referrals from different contractors. Keep in mind that cheapest may not equal best, though. A cheap contractor might be using inferior materials.
2. Ask About Licensing and Insurance
Ask to see a contractor’s license as well as proof of liability insurance and insurance for each work vehicle. You don’t want financial liability should an accident happen on your property.
3. Talk Details
Be specific about your needs. Make sure you discuss things such as asphalt thickness and when you need your project finished by.
4. Check Online Reviews
Nowadays, it’s easy to find out a company’s reputation. Review websites are everywhere, and a quick Google search can tell you all you want to know. Just keep in mind that even the best business has discontented customers. Make sure you weigh the bad reviews with the good ones.
5. Don’t Rush but Don’t Wait
Rushing into a decision can lead to a bad choice. Take your time making up your mind, just don’t take too much time. If you have a set date you need a project finished by, give yourself enough time to choose the right asphalt contractor. Don’t wait until the last minute and get stuck with the only contractor still available.
DC Paving & Sealcoating has expertise in asphalt paving and sealcoating. We want to help you make the best decision for your property. For more information and to include us in your bidding process contact us.