Five Questions to Ask Your Paving Company Before Hiring Them

Five Questions to Ask Your Paving Company Before Hiring Them

Five Questions to Ask Your Paving Company Before Hiring Them

Are you looking to partner with a new paving company?  Do you want to ensure that your paving company has experience and will perform a quality paving job?  When you hire a paving contractor, you expect them to be experienced and knowledgeable while providing a quality finished product.  As experts in asphalt, concrete, and chip seal in Austin, TX, we have helped countless customers with their paving jobs.  These are a few questions that you should always ask contractors before you hire them.

Can I look at your previous work?

When you trust a contractor to do your paving jobs for you, you want to ensure that they perform quality work.  This means that you should be able to take a look at some of the previous projects or look at some customer reviews. They may also offer to let you read reviews written about their customers and saved in a file.   If they deny you access to previous work or seem strange about customer reviews, you should move on to the next contractor.

How much experience do you have in the business?

You do not want to be the company’s first client because sealcoating, paving, and chip seal in Austin, TX requires specific knowledge and experience.   You should always ask your paving contractor how much experience they have working with those specific paving materials and performing the job that you are looking to hire them to do.  

Who will be working on my job?

When you hire a contractor, you assume that you are hiring the individuals that you are talking with on the phone.  These individuals seem knowledgeable and are aware of all the details of your job.  However, you cannot be certain that they will be the ones who show up to take care of your job.  Be sure to ask them about the individuals that will be sent out to do your job, and make sure they have the same level of experience as the rest of the company.

Do you provide free estimates or itemized bids?

Most paving contractors will give you free estimates for your job.  If they do not offer free estimates, they may not be worth your time.  Also, you should ask if they can provide you with an itemized bid.  This will help you understand the exact breakdown of each service and what it cost.  By understanding this, you can be sure about what to expect from these contractors each time you hire them.  

How do you accept payment?

While some companies will require that you pay for the supplies before the job begins, never agree to give the person any of their money before the job is completed. A professional person who does sealcoating expects to be paid at the end of the job. If you pay one in the beginning, then you may never see the work completed.

These are some of the most important questions to ask any paving contractor before you hire them.  Contact M Carroll Blacktop with any further questions about paving services today.

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