Comparing an Asphalt Warranty and GuaranteeYour asphalt contractor can help you determine the differences between a warranty and any guarantee they may offer. Warranties are often associated with the actual materials used, and the company provides a guarantee as a promise of sorts on the integrity of the quality of work. Especially if you have new full-depth work, the company you choose should offer both a warranty on the materials and a guarantee for the job. Most materials warranties cover defects or early deterioration of the pavement if you have chosen to work with certified and professional asphalt installers. Your guarantee, on the other hand, is a promise from your contractor that they used their due diligence and professional expertise to prepare the subbase and apply the asphalt. Oftentimes, even the best materials can have issues if the company you hire doesn’t know how to do the job properly. The way to avoid this issue is to research the company you plan to use. You can ask people in your community you trust for recommendations. Another way to make sure you’re making the best decision is to get estimates and guarantee information from at least three different contractors prior to making a hiring decision.
A Quality GuaranteeMake sure that the company you’re considering for your paving tasks has a guarantee on their work. The reason why guarantees matter in the asphalt paving industry is because you can easily find the best companies because they offer them. Inexperienced pavers may not offer this promise to customers, and this is both an integrity and quality problem for you as the customer. Here are the questions you should ask a potential hire:
- What types of asphalt paving jobs have you done?
- Do you have examples of your work or people I can reach out to for a recommendation?
- Do you offer a warranty, guarantee, or both?
- What types of things do your warranty/guarantee cover?
- Is your company licensed and insured? May I get a copy of this information for verification purposes?