Asphalt makes up a large part of your home. It is important to hire a contractor who has the proper tools and services for your particular needs.
Be sure to ask your contractor for the following:
1. Get at least three written estimates (compare apples to apples). The cheapest bid doesn’t always mean the best bid. Don’t automatically choose the lowest estimate. You may end up having to hire another contractor to re-do the job. The proposal should contain the scope of work and the terms of payment.
2. Provide three references, including both recent and past jobs to you can contact their references and inspect the jobs. Is their credit to good standing?
3. Check with the Better Business Bureau for Complaints. Log onto www.bbb.org to get a reliability report. Or call your local BBB, 24 hours a day to obtain information over the phone. You can find out how long they have been in business and how many complaints have been filed, if any, and were they resolved.
4. Do they have a current Liability and Worker Compensation insurance? While they are on your property, they should be insured for any damage or injuries that may occur: Check your homeownerâ€™s insurance policy for coverage of the contractor while on your property.
5. Find out if the company guarantees their work for one year. Will they return in one year to inspect it?