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How to Select a Good Paving Contractor

When you are looking at getting your retail parking lot or your residential driveway paved you want to make sure that you are using a reputable company. A good asphalt paving job will last upwards of 30-40 years with regular maintenance, so picking the right company will save you money in the long run. While you may want to look for cheap maryland paving and sealing contractors, that will often lead you to pay more money in the long run.

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There is one regular scam that lures innocent residential buyers into purchasing low-quality asphalt paving. Individuals will go around saying they just finished a paving job and had extra paving material left over and since it has to be used they will offer it to you for a cheaper price if you install that day. Not a good idea as it probably is a lower quality asphalt. A quality asphalt paving company would never order enough asphalt to fully pave 2 driveways. So don’t take the bait – even if it is cheap. It will lead to shady workmanship and a cracked asphalt driveway.

So how do you pick the right contractor to do your asphalt paving Frederick? Here are some questions you want to ask your asphalt paver:

  1. Are you licensed? It is important to make sure that the contractor that you are working with is a licensed contractor because if he is not you could be in trouble. If anything happens on your property it will be your responsibility. This is not one responsibility that you want to take on.
  2. How will you construct the parking lot/ driveway? One thing to note is to make sure they talk about water drainage. If the parking lot or driveway is not constructed in a way that allows for water to drain then it will cause distress and damage to the pavement. Water, once it seeps into the asphalt will make the asphalt more prone to cracking and will not allow your pavement to last a long time.
  3. How thick of a layer of asphalt will you be putting on? It is important that the asphalt paving contractor puts on 3 inches of asphalt. In order to have asphalt pavement that will last you need to have at least 3 inches. When they are there bring your ruler out and measure it and make sure it is correct. You want your asphalt to last as long as possible.
  4. Can you give me a detailed quote?: A good paving contractor will be able to provide you with a detailed quote on the project. They should be able to measure the amount of asphalt needed and be able to clearly layout for you the costs of the project.

Don’t be fooled when you are selecting the right asphalt paving company. Look for one that is respectable and one that you can rely on.

This article was sponsored by Atlanta Paving Solutions, which provides asphalt paving in Atlanta. If you are looking for paving solutions for your retail or residential business consider getting a free estimate from Atlanta Paving Solutions.