Trying to find the right paving contractor by sifting through scores of names on Google result pages can be akin to looking for a needle in a haystack. If you know what to look for and what questions to ask, the process can be a lot easier and even exciting. After all, you’re about to get a brand new driveway or other paving services that’ll add functionality and aesthetics to your property.
Here are the top tips to help you select the right paving contractor for your project.
Choose a local contractor
Local contractors know the area like the back of their hands. They are familiar with the soil, weather conditions, permits, and other local peculiarities and will be able to foresee and avert potential issues before they occur. At Hicks Paving, we are a local contractor through and through. Having been operating in the Lehigh Valley for over 70 years, we know this city and will be able to get your project going without hassles.
Ensure the contractor has the right accreditation
Only hire a contractor with the proper license and other credentials. To protect you if there’s an accident during the paving project on your property, make sure they are bonded and have full liability insurance and workers’ compensation. Also, verify their credentials and ensure they’re up to date. Hicks Paving meets the industry’s highest standards and has all the proper credentials, giving you the confidence that you’re hiring one of the industry’s best.
Find a contractor that offers free and transparent estimates
When you request an estimate from a lazy and, therefore, unprofessional contractor, they’ll give you a quote based on the description of your project rather than inspecting the site. As a result, the estimate is usually over-specified, and you end up paying more than you ought to. When you contact us and request a free estimate, we’ll visit the project site, whether it’s for a proposed driveway at your home or a parking lot at your retail center, so we can understand the project scope. Then, after a thorough inspection, we’ll give you an accurate estimate that details the materials according to your needs and requirement, cost, and an estimated project timeline.
Make sure they use quality materials
For long-term performance and durability, your project requires quality and specific materials. A reputable contractor will discuss the materials appropriate for your project with you and will have a solid relationship with local suppliers that can make the right materials available. Hicks Paving uses only the highest-grade materials for every project, big or small. No matter your needs, we also use the specific materials to make your project a reality.
The right paving contractor will establish clear communication with you
A reputable paving contractor will listen to you to understand your needs and maintain clear communication. In addition, such contractors will be eager to answer all your questions and make an effort to clear your doubts.
At Hicks Paving, we are available to discuss your project, options, and are ready to answer all your questions. Request an estimate today.