How to Pick the Right Paving Company for Your Home or Business
We’re going to assume that most of you reading are experienced enough in life to know that you get what you pay for.
While it’s not necessarily so that the highest price will get you the best quality, rock bottom prices usually mean rock bottom quality. Pay a little more. Know who you’re dealing with and you’ll come out on the happy end of the arrangement.
There are a lot of factors to consider when discussing how to pick the right paving company for your home or business. Let’s read on to find out more.
Dollars and Cents
You’ve got a budget in mind. That doesn’t mean you should be trying come in under what you’re expecting to pay.
Everyone likes to save money but when you’re talking about your pavements, you’re talking about an investment. Cut rate paving companies aren’t going to use the materials and processes that will stand the test of time. And replacement will come much sooner.
So, you’re not saving money taking this route. Instead, do your homework and find a reliable, professional company which uses quality materials and processes and charges a reasonable price.
One of the first items on your inventory for contending contractors needs to be insurance. An extremely low quote from a company may indicate that the outfit is working without insurance.
Don’t go there. Work only with contractors who are fully insured. Not doing so can leave you liable for workplace accidents and potential claims on your homeowners’ insurance.
Get the paper. Don’t be shy about asking.
Crew and Equipment
The crew showing up for your paving job should consist of no fewer than 6 workers (ideally, 8). On arrival, all equipment should be in place and functioning.
“Pick up” crews are not happening, so ensure that your contractor is using employees who’ve been on the job for awhile and know exactly what the job entails. This shouldn’t be a question but in these latter days, it too often is.
A professional contractor is not going to demand a deposit. Because the contractor is reputable, they’ll have ready access to all required materials via lines of credit with suppliers. Paying a deposit should never be required. If you’re asked for one, keep looking for the right company.
Reputable contractors keep extensive portfolios of their work. And you’ll find they’ll be happy to point to local examples of their paving, so you can see it with your own eyes.
It also pays to ask around and to get references from the paver you can check in with.
Paving isn’t cheap, so it pays to go the extra mile to ensure you’re choosing the right paving company for your home or business. Replacement comes soon enough, without adding the high cost of poor work and product to the mix.
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