Researching an asphalt contractor can be difficult with so many businesses vying for the job. It’s important to choose a contractor who is well qualified for a price that fits within your community or company budget. To assist in this daunting process, we have compiled a list of factors to consider before inking the contract with an asphalt paving company:
High-quality asphalt materials will create longer lasting pavement and in turn save you money in the long run. Having low-quality asphalt mixed with concentrations of recycled materials can lead to endless repairs. Make sure to request high-grade asphalt when consulting with an asphalt contractor.
- Appropriately Licensed and Insured
When selecting an asphalt contractor, it’s important to protect yourself. Contractors should have a minimum $500,000 per policy coverage, workers compensation, liability coverage, and an umbrella policy. A business should be able to provide documents that prove they have all the appropriate contractor licenses, these licenses are up-to-date, and that these licenses have surety bonds. The asphalt company you select should have all of these qualifications and if they don’t, continue searching.
- The Right Equipment
A big question that needs to be answered before hiring an asphalt contractor is whether or not they own their equipment. When a contractor rents equipment, your final payment is at the mercy of suppliers whose prices can fluctuate throughout the project. Costs become more stable when a business owns their equipment and they can better estimate the end price of your pavement job.
- Reference, Reputation, and Experience
The contractor you select should be able to show examples of previous work and customer testimony. Having years of experience and the backing of past customers is a sure way to gauge if a contractor is a trusted hire. Asking for references from other trusted businesses in town can be the perfect way to decide if a contractor is the right fit for your asphalt paving project.
A warranty shows a contractor stands by the work they are producing. The warranty should be clear and easy to understand. This aspect of the hiring process can be used to find a contractor that is confident and honest about the asphalt paving they are committing to.
Being aware of these five criteria will help to ensure that you choose the paving contractor best suited for your asphalt paving project.
If you are in need of a commercial or industrial asphalt contractor, visit http://durasealus.com/contact/ or give us a call at 614-258-7325 for a free consultation today.