Finding the Best Paving Contractor
Is your parking lot looking a little shabby?
Maybe it’s time for a new one.
If you want a parking lot that will last, you’ve got to make sure it’s done right. How do you do that? You hire the best paving contractor you can find.
But how do you choose between contractors? What makes one better than the other?
To help you in your decision, we’ve created this helpful guide. Keep reading for four essential tips you’ll want to know when choosing the best paving contractor.
1. Research Local Contractors
The farther you search geographically the more contractors you find. It may be in your best interest to stick with someone local, though.
Local contractors know the area. This means they’ll be familiar with the local soil, etc. Because of this knowledge, they’ll be aware of any issues that may arise with excavation due to local settings.
Say, for instance, the soil in your area tends to be extremely rocky. A contractor who already knows what he’ll find under your existing pavement will be more prepared than someone who doesn’t.
2. Check Licenses and Insurance
Never choose a contractor who isn’t completely licensed and insured. The best paving contractors have complete insurance, not just the required minimum. Make sure they’re insurance covers their entire crew, their equipment, and all vehicles.
They should also have liability insurance and provide workers’ compensation.
Make sure the contractor has all required licenses and that they’re bonded. All licenses and insurance should be up to date.
3. Request Multiple Bids
Don’t just go with the first contractor you see, even if you like their bid. Seek out multiple bids to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Narrow your list down to a few contractors, look at reviews, then ask for bids. One contractor may be just as good but offer you a much better price.
4. Require a Contract
Once you’ve chosen a contractor, make sure they sign a contract with you. The contract should have your name, their name, and all the specifications for the project.
Include the price agreed on and the scope of the work. Don’t leave out any important information.
A contract signed by both parties protects everyone involved. It ensures you’ll hold up your end of the bargain and that you’ll get what you paid for. It will also make sure you don’t end up paying more than you agreed to.
If your chosen contractor won’t agree to sign a contract, don’t use their services.
Contact a Paving Contractor
The best paving contractor is the one who gets the jobs done right the first time. If you’re looking for a job well done that lasts, a little research and smarts are all it takes.
Keep these tips in mind as you compare contractors and you’ll be on your way to a parking lot you’re proud of.
We’d love to repave your parking lot. Give us a call to get started with a free quote today!