After the rough winter we are having in Maryland, your driveway may be feeling its effects. The constant freezing and thawing can take a toll on asphalt, not to mention the ruinous nature of ice melters. With the need for asphalt paving and repair on the rise you may find yourself asking, “how do I choose a reputable paving contractor?”.
Here are a few key questions you should ask for when choosing a legitimate paving contractor…
Are they insured?
If an accident happens when the contractor is on your property you want to be sure that you are protected. Is the entire crew for the project covered? It is also a good rule of thumb to check and see if the contractor is bonded and if it’s accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
Can they provide a written agreement or contract?
Get bids from 2 to 3 contractors whose work has been recommended in your area and go see it firsthand. The bids should contain the scope of the work including; type of product and service to be performed, estimated time frame, type of equipment used for the job. Also, ask if will there be a sufficient crew to complete the job in a timely manner. All of these factors will affect the overall outcome of the job.
How long have they been in business?
Their level of professionalism, communication and customer service speaks volumes about a company. An experienced contractor will take the time and effort to educate and inform you about the job. An established company will have a dedicated crew, reliable equipment and a track record with referrals and established relationships.
Make sure you do your research and ask questions to make an educated and informed decision when choosing your asphalt contractor. Cooper Paving of Annapolis Maryland stands by their work. They are a third generation family owned and operated paving company serving all of Anne Arundel County. Contact Cooper Paving with questions or for a free estimate on your project.