Hiring an asphalt paving contractor can be overwhelming, especially if this is the first time you’ve done so. When you begin the journey to find the right contractor, there are a few things you can do to make sure you’re making the right hiring decision. The first thing is getting the names of a few reputable asphalt installers. Here are the people and places you should check for recommendations and some of the questions you should ask to get the best service you can.
How to Find a Good Paver
Ask People You Already Know
Just like any other recommendation you need, friends, family, and trusted acquaintances can often give you the best advice for services in your area. In New England, it is possible to get overwhelmed with the number of companies offering asphalt services, so go to the people you trust the most. Word of mouth recommendations are often the best, and you’ll be able to narrow down your search quickly. Not only will you hear about the companies you should work with, but these people are more likely to share candid information about their experiences. You’ll likely learn about the companies to avoid as well.
Do Research Online
Even after acquiring some recommendations from trusted personal sources, the internet is an excellent option for various feedback. You can spend time reading reviews on Google, Yelp, and even Facebook. A good thing about doing some preliminary research online is that you’ll get a variety of reviews that are sure to be in-depth. You can also compare this feedback across websites to come to a consensus on the company’s customer service and quality. Regardless of if you’re looking for help with a commercial parking lot paving project or an asphalt driveway paving, you’ll be able to determine what a company is like from these reviews.
Questions to Ask
Once you’ve got your list down to ask at least three asphalt paving contractors, you’ll be ready to call for estimates. An estimate appointment also gives you a chance to ask any questions you have about the company itself or how they do their paving jobs. Some of the best questions to ask a potential asphalt paver are:
- Are you licensed, insured, and certified?
- How many years have you been in business?
- What type of paving jobs does your company do most often?
- Do you guarantee your work?
- Does your company offer maintenance plans, and what will you recommend for the upkeep of my paving?
The answers to these questions can tell you about the quality of work you’ll receive if you choose to work with a particular paving company. Being licensed, insured, and certified is something you should require of the company you choose. You’ll also learn a lot about a company with the right questions. Not only will a paving company be responsible for the installation, but the best companies will recommend maintenance.
Work With the Best in Massachusetts
Cassidy Paving has decades of experience providing high-quality industrial, commercial, and residential asphalt paving all across New England. We are proactive about answering your questions, and we want to build a relationship that lasts many years. Installation is only one small piece of the puzzle, and we would be happy to be your partner in the asphalt business. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to get your free estimate.