How to Choose a Contractor to Pave Your Driveway

Sep 30, 2016 | Home Improvement



Follow these tips to ensure you choose the right contractor to pave your driveway!

When it comes time to repave your residential or commercial driveway, sorting through pages of reviews and lists of contractors can be overwhelming. How can you choose the right person for the job and make sure that your investment lasts a long time?

Complete Your Due Diligence

Just like you would before purchasing almost anything, make sure that you research the product and the provider before jumping in. Look for a company with a great reputation. A great place to start your search is by asking neighbors, family, and friends that live locally. Chances are, if your neighbor has had a beautiful driveway for 10 years from a specific contractor, you will get to enjoy the same beautiful driveway. Always make sure that the contractor you hire has proper licensing, bonding, and insurance before hiring. If you aren’t sure whether or not the price you are quoted reflects the skill level and local rates, get at least 3 estimates to see if it is in range.

Don’t Fall For a Slick Salesman

Some companies rely on slick salespeople when selling driveway paving services. Typically, they will claim to have a secret or new way of paving driveways that will explain a cost that doesn’t seem correct or offbeat paving methods. Paving methods have not changed much over the years, so a new way is frequently just an unskilled way. Driveway paving requires expensive equipment, good quality materials, and professional expertise, so if an estimate feels too good to be true it probably is. You get what you pay for when it comes to driveway paving!

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Some homeowners are uncomfortable asking contractors questions, but in order to find the best contractor for your driveway paving job, you have to! Make sure that you ask your contractor about scheduling, what the estimate is and what exactly it includes, how thick the final driveway will be, and any other questions that you have. A good contractor that wants your business will make an effort to fully answer all of your questions to the best of their ability.

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