Picking the proper paving company is a key part of any home or business improvement you have in mind. Getting sub-par or untrustworthy contractors leads to pain and troubles – not to mention extra expenses – down the road. Obviously, we recommend Epic Paving and Contracting for all your asphalt, concrete and interlocking needs. If you want to do your due diligence, however – or if you’re reading this from somewhere outside the Greater Toronto Area – here are some things to look for when making your paving company selection.
Ideally, you’re looking for a company that’s been in business for multiple years, with a list of successful projects they can show you. If possible, it’s a great idea to visit a couple of the sites with their work – is it cracked and breaking, or has it held up over time? Asking for a list of references and testimonials is a good first step towards weeding out the less scrupulous companies.
Ability to Meet Requirements
Not all paving companies are made equally, and not all paving jobs require the same touch. There are specific circumstances and considerations to take into account in any paving job. The best of the best companies will be able to handle any surface you throw at them, meeting all your particular needs and requirements. They should offer a consultation, going with you to the site to help you formulate a plan of attack, rather than just trying to sell you a one-size-fits-all plan.
Reliable paving companies will have some sort of warranty or repair deal included in the contract. While they’ll lay down your new surface with the best of care, sometimes problems do occur – and you want to ensure that your chosen company will come back to fix any issues as they occur. In addition, any surface will need periodic repairs or maintenance as they age. Find out whether your company offers specific repairs that you think you may need – pothole repair, patching, sealcoating, etc.