Many business owners or even private property managers are now opting for asphalt paving because of its simplicity, quick assembly and strength. It is now widely seen on almost every driveway because it is regarded as the most cost-effective and visually effective choice of pavement.
Choosing the Asphalt Paving Contractor
In order to get the job done, you need to consider some important factors for choosing the right asphalt paving contractor and services. Deciding for the right one may not be the easiest thing to do as there are others who might take advantage to their clients.
Now for a hassle-free decision making, you must first consider that the contractor is well established and experienced which includes referrals, third party evaluation and requested references. You can request a sample for his previous works and projects. Also know the kind of services offered by the contractor. Whether it should be of high quality or the lowest of expense, the following tips will help you.
Verify if the asphalt paving contractor is bonded and insured. You will want to ensure your protection as much as possible from liability in case accidents happen within your property during the process. Also, see to it that everyone in their crew is covered under the contractor’s workers compensation.
Some contractors just depend on their clients’ sketches of their desired driveway for cost estimation. But it is still better to be on the actual site with the contractor to discuss the total area to be covered as well as consider the slopes and drainage. Consider any questions and concerns presented by both parties before starting the work.
Type of Material and Equipment
Asphalt is commonly recycled repeatedly. So, always request for the higher grade asphalt material and make sure they don’t give you the ones that have higher percentage of recycled material as this can affect the longevity of your pavement. Also note that every or any asphalt project needs a properly maintained machine and don’t be misled by contractors who tells you that they can pave by hand as good a quality as using a pave machine.
You might also want to take into account the crew or the workers that the contractor handles. Are they well trained? Is the number of crew enough to finish the work accurately without further delaying its completion with unnecessary processes?
Although it is said that asphalt paving does not last as long as concrete pavements, still, the only key factor for its longevity is to accurately install and combine proper asphalt material. And with good maintenance, the work can last up to 20 or even 30 years. Take note that the ones who charge the lowest bid do not always guarantee the best results, nor will it always be the best of all choices. It is still better to widen your research first and ask for at least 3-4 quotations to best compare the price and the quality of workmanship for your preferred asphalt paving contractor.