Choosing Your Asphalt Paving Contractor In Florida.
YOU WANT AN ASPHALT PAVING CONTRACTOR THAT IS WORTH THE MONEY YOU SPEND. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO THEY HAVE WORKED WITH AND HOW GOOD OF A JOB THEY HAVE DONE. MAKE SURE THEY ARE UP TO CODE AND LICENSED. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO WORK WITH A COMPANY THAT WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS, SHOW UP ON TIME AND STANDS BY THEIR PRODUCT.
Several factors are worth being taken into account when deciding on who will be the best contractor for your particular job.
There are generally three major priorities for clients under which most other factors will fall: high-quality workmanship, high-quality materials, and a reasonable price for your project.
Expect the best. The asphalt paving industry is extremely competitive. There is no reason you should not get the very best quality. Imperial Paving, LLC provides premium quality that is backed up with the promise of dedication, professionalism, and experience.
Ask to see the contractor’s license, workman’s compensation documents, and other relevant certificates.
State and Local Permits (OSHA) and Environmental Restrictions (EPA):
Ask to see the relevant permits and have the contractor explain the ways that the plans created for your project are in compliance.
Note: Insurance Claims:
Florida insurance companies don’t take kindly to clients using unlicensed contractors. If you, as a client, submit a claim for some reason after the work is completed by an unlicensed contractor, the insurance company may not honor your claim and you could be fined. See Florida state statutes: Section 489.103 (7).
Ask if the contractor is planning on hiring out some portion of your project to another professional service. If so, request to see that contractor’s license.
Contractor’s estimate for labor: Ask to see the estimate for labor separate from the estimate for materials. Make sure you understand the difference in labor cost between the contractor and the staff carrying out the work.
State and Local Regulations: Request that the contractor enumerates any specifications set by state or local governments.
Contractor/Potential Client Collaboration:
After state and local regulations have been taken into account, it will be time for the contractor and client to collaborate regarding the rest of the materials to be used. The contractor should be knowledgeable and forthcoming but also open-minded to the client’s ideas. Once decisions are made, make sure they are put in writing on the contractor’s business forms with estimates specific for materials.
Contractor’s Quote: Make sure to get the entire estimate for labor and materials formalized in writing on the contractor’s business forms. The quote should detail such information as area dimensions and installation procedures.
Consider a Second Quote:
It may be worth getting a second quote from a different company such that a comparison can be made between the quotes and importantly, the details.
Call the references and ask whether or not the contractor was able to have the project completed for the estimate they generated.
Consider asking others, in addition to the references, questions such as: Was the company staff on time for work each day? Did the company stand by their product or project after it was completed? Consider contacting the Better Business Bureau, relevant trade organizations and/or contractor’s suppliers for information.
The time spent prior to the actual project getting started may seem long. However, beginning your substantive preparations and planning with different contractors affords you the opportunity to get a sense of them before you make a deposit with your hard earned money.
Generally, the more that a client’s questions are answers ahead of time, the greater the client satisfaction with the end project. Keep the end goal in sight from the beginning.