Selecting the Right Asphalt Contractor for Your Business Needs
When you have a big project, such as having your business’s parking lot paved, ahead of you, it can be difficult to know where to begin. At Asphalt Surfacing in Northern California, we understand the need to get the job done right and strive to please our customers with each project we complete. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a contractor to fulfill your paving needs.
Ask About Insurance
Do you ever wonder how some contractors can undercut the competition so steeply? The answer is likely that the company does not carry insurance, which is a huge red flag in the contracting industry. It means that if a worker is hurt or injured on your property, rather than the paving company’s insurance covering the injury, your homeowner’s insurance would likely bear that burden. In turn, your premium could go up significantly. To avoid this, ask each contractor whether or not they carry insurance.
One easy way to begin the search for any contractor is by asking people you know whose services they have used in the past. Otherwise, request references from each company you speak with and reach out to those contacts. Local references are best so that you can check out the work in person. You’ll also find out if there were any delays or hiccups during the process.
Consider Your Budget
A reputable company will give you a detailed quote that includes a list of the materials to be used. If two competitors plan to use comparable asphalt, it may be wise to choose the cheaper of the two. Review the estimates closely to ensure that similar paving methods and materials will be used before selecting a contractor. Remember, saving a few dollars only to have subpar work completed will not be beneficial to you in the long run.