Choosing a Masonry Contractor to Pave Your Driveway

Paving is a construction project that requires special skills to complete correctly. It is also a project that should only be done by licensed contractors to ensure that it is compliant with zoning regulations and building codes. If you are considering paving your driveway, you will want to be sure that the asphalt contractor you choose is licensed and insured. If you are unsure, ask for proof of licensure when they visit your home for an estimate.

If you haven’t already, go online and visit local paving company websites to see examples of their work. At the time of your in-home estimate, ask the contractor if they can provide contact information for references from satisfied clients. Expert contractors are used to being asked for references and should have no problem providing you with this information. If they don’t, that should be a big red flag.

Another question you will want to ask is how the contractor handles drainage. A proper drainage plan is essential for your new paved surface to last. A good paving contractor will lay a base that encourages drainage and design the slope of your driveway to accommodate runoff where applicable. An experienced paving contractor will also be able to point out any drainage issues that may need to be addressed on your property and offer a solution.

A professional paving contractor will always use top-quality materials and be able to back their work with a guarantee. This should be clearly stated in their contract. If they are hesitant to do so, it is a good sign that they do not stand behind the quality of their work.

The valuation of a paving company can be complicated due to the seasonality and specific requirements companies must follow to bid on contracts from federal, state, and local governments. In addition, some paving companies are required to meet contracted set asides for businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans.

It is important for a paving contractor to maintain a strong library of 5-star reviews. This will help to combat any negative reviews that may come up about their company. Quality Paving makes it easy for paving companies to automatically request a review from their customers at the time of the transaction, in whatever way is most convenient for them (kiosk, text, email, etc). This can help them catch any bad reviews before they are posted online and potentially damage their reputation. It takes about 12 positive reviews to cancel out one negative review. That’s why a paving company needs to focus on proactively collecting positive reviews from their happy clients. Quality Paving puts this into practice, by capturing feedback from customers at the point of sale, and putting it in their library for future reference. This allows a paving company to get a great reputation and make more sales. Contact us today to learn more about how Quality Paving can benefit your business!