What’s Important to Know When Picking the Right Driveway Paving Company?
There are many factors that go into choosing the right driveway paving company however many people that are looking to hire a paving company know little about the process, which is completely understandable. You want to make sure you are asking the right questions to ensure that you hire the company that is right for the job.
1. References –
When looking for a company to pave your driveway, you want to make sure they have great references. A paving company should always have customers that are happy with the work that was done to their driveway. Ask to see pictures of the work that was done or maybe even personally drive by a job they recently did to see if you like the finished product.
2. Accurate Quotes –
It is a good idea to get several estimates from different contractors for your paving job. However, chances are the quotes will vary with both price and job description. You must compare “apples to apples” when comparing quotes and determine which contractor has the expertise to do the job correctly. The longer a company has been in business the more experience they have! Northern Construction has been in business for over 25 years!
3. The Importance of Drainage –
When hiring a paving contractor to pave your driveway, it is vital that the contractor understands how the water drainage effects the pavement and what needs to be done to ensure adequate drainage is in place prior to paving. Unfortunately many paving contractors do not understand how to properly installed adequate drainage. Northern is highly skilled with installing or repairing drainage. Rain water must drain off the driveway and there should be minimal ground water that drains underneath the driveway – in addition a proper sub base must be in place before paving. If the correct drainage in not in place, you can have driveway settling, frost heave and premature failure. Make sure the contractor doing the work has the knowledge needed to get the job done correctly!
4. How long has company been in business and is the company insured –
When looking for a driveway paving company, you want to make sure you find a company that is insured. . Always ask for an insurance certificate before you hire any contractor to work at your home! A company that is not insured may be able to give you lower prices, but in the end, it could lead to many problems for you (the homeowner). If a company is not insured, the homeowner is ultimately responsible for everything, such as an accident or a worker getting hurt on the job Northern Construction has been in business since 1993 serving both Westchester and Putnam County. We take pride in the fact that we have our Home Improvement License in both counties and have adequate amounts of insurance coverage.
5. Is The Right Equipment Being Used –
A company paving a driveway should be working with equipment that is up to date and ready to get the job done. You don’t want to bring in a company that has machines that are worn out and breakdown easily. Machines that are on their way out could potentially slow down the process and leave you with a driveway looking worse than it did before. Northern Construction takes pride in delivering a superior finished project for each job that is done. We use “state-of-the-art” heavy duty equipment and top quality material to ensure impeccable results, and our products and services consistently exceed industry standards. Quality workmanship and exceptional service is more than a slogan at Northern Construction ….. It’s our promise to you.