Your decision to work with a professional pavement contractor is an excellent choice. Experts are well equipped with the tools and knowledge to complete everything from standard maintenance to extensive repairs. They are confident in their ability to offer a high-quality result, are friendly and loyal to their customers, and offer pricing that is competitive and budget-friendly. As you prepare to begin working with a professional for all of your asphalt needs, here are some important questions to ask them ahead of time.
Do you have a portfolio?
If you are going to be paying someone to install or maintain your pavement, chances are you would hope to be able to trust their workmanship. Asking for a portfolio at the start is an excellent way for you to get an idea of the kinds of projects they have completed. You may also consider asking about other local projects they were a part of. This way you can observe these areas yourself for a tangible reference.
What is the scope of your work?
Depending on the project you anticipate completing, the circumstances surrounding the project, and the availability of time and resources, the scope of work can vary significantly. Confirm your understanding of what they include in the scope. Then determine that your contractor is on the same terms as you. Asking questions related to bids, necessary closures, and project timelines will determine that everyone is following the same schedule and is on track for a successful job.
What are your recommendations?
Pavement can be a complicated aspect of property ownership. Typical maintenance procedures like coatings and sealing’s may be more self-explanatory. Meanwhile, extensive repairs like replacement and reclamation can be a bit more complicated. A professional contractor is an excellent source to consult when identifying the need for various types of maintenance or repair. They can provide you with educational information and explanations. These include certain methods that may be more beneficial or financially smarter than others.
Does my project pose unique complications?
Depending on the type of project you are seeking help with, the suitability of foundation layers, and grading concerns related to sidewalks, gutters, and buildings, your project may pose unique complications. Ask your contractor questions about these circumstances so you can fully prepare yourself for project execution. When you are familiar with how to navigate these challenges, your project will be a lot less stressful. Then they can be completed safely, efficiently, and correctly.
After asking these questions, you can prepare to begin working with a professional for your pavement needs. Contact NVM at (703) 372-9335 to ensure your needs are met and your asphalt is maintained and repaired to perfection.