Commercial paving has many applications including schools, hotels, petrol stations, new house complexes, vehicle tracks, fast food outlets, office parks, vehicle manufacturers, shopping malls amongst many others. But because commercial paving is highly expensive due to the size of surfaces usually done, it is critical that you hire a professional, commercial paving contractor to do the job.
This article contains a couple of helpful guidelines to assist you in finding the right paving contractor, the safe and professional way!
1. Questions to ask the contractor
When something goes wrong you don't want to be caught with your pants at your feet. It is extremely important that the contractor is insured. You must make sure that all individuals on the property are protected on the property whilst working. Ask the contractor about insurance, their liability and references.
2. Choose a legitimate, professional contractor
It is extremely important that you feel confident about the contractor you've hired and be assured they are committed to complete the paving project in a timely manner, adhering to the terms negotiated.
3. Is the contractor licensed?
You don't want to award your project to an unlicensed paving contractor. That will only cause unnecessary problems should an issue arise.
4. How long has the contractor been doing commercial paving?
It is almost a fact that someone with more experience in any trade is more reliable. When choosing a commercial paving company make sure they have at least 5 years under their belt. A contractor with less experience should be researched carefully.
5. Request a list of references
This is one of the most important things in your research quest. Don't be timid when asking for a reference list, but even more so, do the actual research on the references provided.
Ask the references the right questions.
Did they complete the project in time?
Did the contractor stay within the estimated budget?
Did the job stay on track?
6. Don't let a low price cloud your decision-making
Yes, there will always be contractors who overprice, but then there are also who charge a higher price because they are really good in what they do and only use the best materials and workers. Research contractors who charge a low price as well as those charging a higher price.
Boss Paving is a commercial paving company with over 30 years of experience in all types of paving including walkways, driveways, patios and pool deck paving. Call us today for your paving requirements.