Choosing a Commercial Paving Contractor

Whether it’s a small driveway for a local mom-and-pop business or a parking lot for a large shopping mall, it’s important to choose the right commercial paving contractor.

Choosing a Commercial Paving Contractor


Does the contractor offer sealcoating? If not, you should choose a different contractor with whom to do business. Asphalt has a finite lifespan, after which it must be repaired or replaced. You can extend the life of your asphalt, however, with sealcoating. Sealcoating creates an invisible barrier over the asphalt, protecting it from weather, oxidation, gas, chemicals and more.

Customer Reviews

Of course, it’s a good idea to research the contractor’s past customer reviews before hiring them. A simple Google search will reveal whether or not customers were satisfied with the contractor’s service. If the contractor has mostly negative reviews, you should probably choose someone else.

Materials and Process

Not all contractors offer the same level of service. When choosing a contractor, ask about their paving materials and process. If they use low-quality asphalt or a very thin layer of asphalt, it will reflect poorly on the finished project.


You should also check to see if the contractor offers overlay services. Depending on the nature of the project, an overlay may provide a better and more cost-effective alternative to a full asphalt reconstruction. It involves the application of a new layer of asphalt over the existing layer. Even if your existing asphalt is damaged, some contractors can repair it and then apply an overlay layer.

Don’t leave your paving job in the hands of an underqualified asphalt contractor. Contact us today for a fast and friendly quote. DC Paving & Sealcoating has years of experience in commercial paving and sealcoating.