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QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN A PAVING CONTRACTOR

When it comes time to pave your driveway or parking lot, it is important to choose the right contractor. It is important to remember that not all contractors are created equal. Here are some qualities to look for when choosing a contractor:


Is The Contractor Trustworthy?


If a contractor is not trustworthy, you cannot trust them to get the work done well and on time. This means that they must be honest, timely with paperwork and payments, fair in their negotiations, polite, and friendly in dealing with information requests from their customers. They need to have a good reputation for customer service. If they do not handle these things appropriately, you will know right away through all their ways of dealing with customers.


Full Slate


An asphalt paving contractor must have a large enough fleet to handle your job without making it a lower priority because of a lack of equipment or personnel. A full slate also means no guarantees of a job being completed by a specific date. The larger the fleet of machines available, the faster they can work on your job when there is enough help to get it done promptly.


Efficiency In Service Delivery


An efficient contractor will show up for jobs exactly when scheduled and not late or early unless you schedule them to be ahead of time. Efficient contractors will schedule their jobs efficiently so they do not waste materials or equipment hours waiting for something to become free that could be working on another client's project. An efficient contractor knows how long each step takes and does not go too fast or slow. This ensures that an experienced crew is doing good quality work at all times.


Knowledge And Skills


A skilled and knowledgeable asphalt paving contractor will be up-to-date on the latest technologies, best practices, and materials. The contractors will also have a staff of knowledgeable employees in their respective fields. This ensures that your project is done with the most current information and techniques available.


Experienced Levels


You want an asphalt paving contractor who has a lot of experience, so they know how to tackle any problem that comes up during your job. An experienced contractor will also have a wide range of projects under their belt, so they can bring some of those lessons learned to bear on your particular project, hopefully saving you time and money.


Licensing And Insurance Coverage


Any reputable asphalt paving contractor will be licensed and insured. Protect you as a customer in case something goes wrong on the job. It also shows that the contractor is legitimate and vetted by the state.


Good References


Always ask for references from previous clients before hiring a contractor, even if they are licensed and insured. A good reference can be the deciding factor between two equally qualified contractors. References will give you an idea of how the contractor behaves under pressure if they meet deadlines, work quality, etc.


These are just a few qualities to look for in an asphalt paving contractor. By keeping these things in mind, you will be sure to choose the right one for your project! For top-notch asphalt paving services, consider working with Bowman Grading & Asphalt Services. Email us today at ryan@bowmanasphalt.biz for more details.


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