5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Asphalt Paving Contractor
If you want a high-quality asphalt surface, you need to hire the right contractor for the job.
It’s often said that preparation is the key to success, and that is certainly true of asphalt paving. Hiring a contractor to perform the work is part of that preparation, so you’ll want to be confident in your contractor’s abilities, services, and values before making a decision.
Here are five questions you should ask your asphalt paving contractor before hiring them.
1. What areas do you service?
This is one of the first questions you should ask any asphalt contractor, as many contractors intentionally focus on one or two areas rather than an entire state or region.
Finding out that your preferred contractor doesn’t service your area after you’ve already researched their business and approved their references can be disheartening. Make sure they can service your area before you spend too much time vetting their business!
2. How long have you been in business?
This will give you an indication of not only the contractor’s experience has but also the breadth of projects the contractor has completed.
Ideally, you want to entrust your project to someone who has worked on similar projects in the past, and someone who is familiar with the challenges that your project might present.
3. What is your process for performing the work?
It’s important to understand how your contractor plans to complete the work and the approach they will take with your specific project.
Making sure the contractor is able to align with your business’s values, work within your limitations, and give your project the attention it requires is an important next step to determining whether or not they might be a good fit.
4. Do you offer services other than asphalt paving?
In many cases, businesses are in need of more than only asphalt paving services. If you need concrete other types of services, bundling them with your asphalt could potentially save you both time and money on your project. Not to mention, it will allow you to work with a single contractor as opposed to multiple contractors — making coordination much easier in the long run.
At the very least, knowing what services the contractor offers could still come in handy down the road, when you need those services in a hurry or require the familiarity of a contractor you’ve worked with previously.
5. Do you have references I can check?
While this is an essential question to ask, it’s one that you should leave until you are confident that the asphalt contractor could be a good fit for your project.
Checking references can be a time-consuming task. Doing so before you know that the contractor can provide the right services, meet your schedule, and work within your budget will result in wasted time on your end.
Is your business in need of a top-notch paving contractor?