Asset and facility managers are challenged to find contractors for many different services to maintain their commercial properties, including paving contractors. Not all asphalt, sealcoating and concrete contractors are alike. Here are a few questions to help spot the professionals in the bunch:
Do they provide free estimates?
The best paving contractors will provide you with a detailed estimate, attend job walks, deliver presentations and ensure all your project needs are met.
What’s included in their bid?
When reviewing bids, be sure to pay close attention to the entire proposal; including the letterhead that it’s composed. Sloppiness or inadequacies on paper now may be what you’ll get on your asphalt paving project too. Be sure that everything you expect from your paving project is included in the scope. Make sure you understand everything that is taking place. Be sure you understand how the job will be scheduled, how thick the pavement will be, how much rock will be installed and the dimensions or square footage. Signing a contract means you have accepted what is in writing. If something is left out, make sure you get an amended contract.
What types of projects do they handle?
Depending on your needs, you’ll want to be sure your paving contractor can handle your project. You’ll want to ask what size and type projects have they done in the past? Do they do sealcoating? What about asphalt repairs or crack filing? Finding a good paving contractor to take care of all of your needs is idea.
Is their equipment up-to-date and in good working order?
A professional paving contractor will pay close attention to the working order of his equipment. He knows that equipment in poor repair causes down-time and delays – something no one wants. Having the latest equipment, in good working condition is a sure sign of a company that not only cares about doing a great job, but also doing it in the most efficient manner possible.
How long has the company been in business?
Finding a company that has been around for a decade or two is ideal. Laying and maintaining asphalt can be a costly part of managing your facility, therefore it is important to have a partner that has the experience to get the job done right. Additionally, once you find a good contractor, chances are that you will want to utilize them again for any future repairs, sealcoating needs, signs, or other paving projects. A fly-by-night company won’t be there for you if something goes wrong, never mind giving them additional work.
About ABC Paving and Sealcoating
With more than 20 years of experience, ABC Paving and Sealcoating is Florida’s leading paving contractor. ABC Paving and Sealcoating provides commercial organizations with the highest level of customer service, professional workmanship and services including: asphalt paving, asphalt repairs and prevention, pothole repairs, sealcoating, line striping and marking, thermoplastic, crack filing, signs and safety devices, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbs and site preparation. We use our experience and the latest equipment available to get the job done right the first time in a timely, cost effective manner. For more information about ABC Paving and Sealcoating, visit our website at http://pavingandsealcoating.com or call 866-934-7623 for a free estimate.