If you are in the process of selecting a contractor for an asphalt paving project, there are a few important factors to consider before making the final decision. Whether you are pouring new asphalt or renewing a driveway on your property, here is a list of elements to consider before signing a contract with a paving company.
3 Asphalt Paving Contractor Hiring Tips
1. Choose a Licensed/Insured Crew
A contractor who is licensed in the state of Connecticut and insured to complete commercial paving projects is essential for ensuring quality, safety, and good results. While many contractors choose the minimum amount of insurance required by state law, a reputable company will protect your property by having full insurance for their entire crew, including general liability, auto liability, workers’ compensation, and an umbrella policy. They should also keep an adequate crew on site. A properly staffed team consists of five to eight fully insured workers, depending on the size of the paving project.
2. Ask About Materials & Equipment
The contractor you choose should use recently purchased, state-of-the-art asphalt paving equipment. Well-kept equipment helps ensure your project will be completed properly and on time.
Your contractor should also be clear about the type of material they use for new surfaces or resurfacing. While the majority of asphalt grades contain at least some recyclable materials, low-quality asphalt paving can affect the aesthetic and longevity of your space over the long term. When it is time to budget your project, an ethical contractor will work with you to consider the highest-grade asphalt for your ideal price.
3. Understand the Payment Terms
Each contractor’s payment terms should be understood before signing any papers. In general, if your job costs under $10,000 total, it is not necessary to make a down payment.
Established asphalt paving companies have lines of credit with most material suppliers, which means they should not need deposits from their clients. Steer clear of pavement contractors who require deposits to begin work.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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