Pavement repair is an important investment to make for your property, so it is necessary for it to be done right. The primary key to all good paving work is installation. Without proper installation and craftsmanship, your pavement does not stand a chance against weather, wear, tear, and time. So you see, all good paving work starts with hiring the right contractor.
Continue reading to learn which qualities you should be looking for in a paving contractor in order to ensure trusted, long-lasting results for your pavement.
The first quality you should be looking for in a qualified paving contractor is licensing. The state departments for licensing and regulation of paving contractors issues licensing numbers that your contractor should be able to provide. You can use this number to look up their license status online. (Our state licensing number is #C8081407)
The second important quality to look for in a paving professional is insurance coverage. This is for your own protection. Be sure a paving contractor can provide proof of their official certificate for general liability and workers compensation insurance. Insurance coverage is also an indication that you are working with a professional company.
Another important quality to look for in a paving professional is their company reputation among past clientele. You can do this by directly asking the paving contractor for references, or you can look up customer reviews and testimonials online on popular sites like Yelp and Angie’s List. A good contractor is always eager to provide references because they are confident and proud of their work.
❹ Written Contract
Before allowing any work to be done on your property, it is vital that you have, in your possession, a comprehensive written contract detailing all of the agreed upon work, materials, payment terms, and estimated completion date. Always be sure your paving professionals incorporate written contracts in their standard business practices to protect yourself and your investment.
❺ No Full Payment Upfront
In most states, the law does not allow contractors to require all payments in full before the work has begun. In fact, such laws do not allow contractors to accept more than one-third of the total contract price, upfront. If a paving contractor mandates that all costs need to be paid in full upfront before they get started on the project, it is not a good business practice.