When confronted with a plethora of contractors offering their services, all claiming to be the best in their industry, it can be hard to choose the right one. There are three important indicators of quality that can help you assess an asphalt contractor’s likely performance. Keeping them in mind as you search can help you come up with a contractor who will deliver the quality job you need.
What are people saying?
Reputation within the industry is a reliable indicator of overall:
- work ethic
Look for customer reviews. Speaking with knowledgeable people in the industry. Maybe you have a friend of a family member in property management or contracting that has heard of your paving company of choice. This can help you get a good idea of what a company is like.
Not all outside assessments are 100% accurate. Everyone’s project and experience is different. The goal is to look for glaring red flags.
Have they done this more than a few times?
Experience is another important predictor of future performance. A contractor who has been working for many years has an established track record of successful projects.
Look for a contractor who has substantial experience with the type of project you need. Has he or she been in this industry for a while, whether with their current company or others?
For example, if you need a large parking lot that will handle hundreds of vehicles entering and exiting daily, you need to be sure that your contractor understands what it takes to provide a durable surface for this kind of load.
Okay, it all sounds good, but…
Many contractors will go into a lot of detail about the services they offer, the quality materials they use and how happy their customers are.
One of the most important things a contractor can tell you is whether they stand behind its work. The type of guarantee a contractor offers is highly indicative of their confidence in the quality of its work.
Look for strong, reliable guarantees. Do some research and call references. It’s a big project, so it’s important to find out how well a contractor follows through on promises.
NVM Paving & Concrete is an experienced contractor. For more than 25 years, Maryland, DC and Virginia property managers, municipalities, homeowner associations, and general contractors have chosen NVM as their asphalt paving and concrete contractor.
Can we provide a quote for your property? Give our team a call at (703) 372-9335.