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How to Hire a Asphalt Paving Contractor

By In Asphalt Paving On March 5, 2014

How to Hire a Asphalt Paving Contractor

Ask for References:
Todd Lyons Paving and other reputable contractors provide references and phone numbers of satisfied customers. Some firms, like ours, maintain a list of recent customers and phone numbers. A few quick calls will help with your decision and protect your investment. Ask the references some specific questions, such as contractors’ quality of work, attention to details, on-time performance, and ability to finish work completely.

Ask Questions:
Make sure you ask your contractor about the plans to provide adequate surface slopes to produce good drainage. So-called “ponding,” or standing water, on or near the driveway, is undesirable.

Three Bids:
We suggest you take three bids on any home construction project. Price alone should never be the main focus. Look to qualifications, guarantees and years in business.

Once you have taken bids and selected the contractor you want, you’re ready for the contract. A construction contract should detail such items as the responsibility for grading work and accuracy, for compacting the subgrade and base, for measuring compacted pavement thicknesses, for pavement slopes and smoothness, payment schedule, and guarantee of the finished product. It’s important to make sure your contractor has adequate liability insurance. Ask for written proof.

Your Best Buy
Just as with buying a new roof or deck, good business practices are key with installing a new driveway. Be informed!

Adapted from information from National Asphalt Pavement Association