Hiring an asphalt contractor shouldn’t be a daunting task. Ask the right questions prior to signing on the dotted line. Here is a list of six questions to get the conversation started.
Questions to ask:
1. Do you have proper liability insurance?
The asphalt contractor you choose should have proper liability insurance just in case any type of accidents occur on the worksite. A Reputable asphalt contractor will supply this paperwork.
2. Do you have references?
Get references and check reviews- don’t focus on just the positive. Make note of how the contractor has responded to negative reviews as well. Sometimes, how a company handles the occasional conflict can give you good insight about their integrity and if they are willing to stand by their workmanship.
3. What equipment is required to do the asphalt project?
Some equipment used in asphalt paving includes; asphalt pavers, skid steers, asphalt rollers, trucks, rakes, brooms and shovels etc. Make sure the contractor has state of the art equipment for best results. Proper compaction of asphalt is imperative for long lasting pavements. Ask the contractor what equipment they will use to complete your asphalt surface.
4. Are the employees trained?
The employees of a reputable company should all be trained to do the job that is required and represent themselves professionally. Ask what type of training employees are required to have in order to work for the paving company.
5. How much will the asphalt project cost?
The asphalt contractor will prepare a bid based on a thorough evaluation of existing pavement, sub-base condition and type of asphalt required for the best overall result. Make sure to ask: How many inches of compacted asphalt you will have? How many inches of sub-base will be required and what type of asphalt is best suited for overall use of asphalt surface. There are options. The estimator should provide you with a written estimate that is detailed in nature.
6. Does the project come with a warranty?
When the asphalt project is complete the contractor should offer some type of warranty. This warranty will protect you, the homeowner if the asphalt driveway develops a problem.
You should feel at ease with the contractor you ultimately choose. An honest and qualified asphalt contractor will welcome any questions a property owner may have. Take time to gather the right information and educate yourself before you decide which asphalt contractor is indeed qualified to do your asphalt project.
For over 30 years asphalt manufacturing and paving has been our focus. Superior Asphalt, Inc.’s staff is knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated. They will professionally manage your asphalt-paving project from start to finish.