What to Look For When Choosing an Asphalt Paving Contractor

C. Osbone Seal Coating & Paving What to Look For When Choosing an Asphalt Paving Contractor

There are several things you will want to keep in mind when choosing an asphalt contractor to complete your next asphalt-paving project. Choosing the right contractor is probably the biggest and most important decision you will make during the process. Normally there are several contractors in the area that provide paving service, but usually there are few that meet the criteria needed when choosing a qualified asphalt contractor.

One of the most important factors and surely something to take into consideration is the contractor’s reputation for completing quality projects on time and within the budget. The contractor you choose should be able to present you with references from former clients, as well as past jobs completed. You will want to check these references for similarities to your project. Check to see if your project compares in size and if the same scope of work was performed.

Another consideration that can often be tricky when considering different contractors, is the price you are quoted. It is a good idea to call several contractors that service jobs in your area. The contractor should come out to the site where the work is to take place and take measurements and evaluate the job site. Each contractor should present you with a written proposal outlining exactly what is proposed to take place during the job. It is also a good idea to ask each contractor to bring with the proposal a certificate of insurance. The insurance certificate will let you know the amount of insurance coverage the contractor carries.

It is time to get started. Now that you have chosen the contractor, you should feel comfortable with them completing your asphalt-paving project. It is time now to coordinate with your contractor on a starting date. The contractor should go over time frames and how long until you can use your new asphalt driveway or parking area.

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