You need to check the quality of asphalt your contractor uses in his projects. The longevity of your paving highly depends on the quality of asphalt, as the asphalt is mostly recycled and used over again. The lower quality asphalt doesn’t look as appealing nor is it as durable as the high quality. Ask your contractor about the material grade and suggest using high-grade asphalt. Your maintenance cost also depends on the life of your asphalt. Material thickness is also an issue if your usage involves heavy vehicles. You need to ensure the asphalt material used is thick and durable.
Labor, Machinery, and Equipment
Inquire your contractor about his team, labor, machinery, and equipment. Contractors need to schedule all of these for the project to be complete in time. If the team is small and your project is quite big, the contractor will appoint more paving crews. So, your contractor must have reliable partners or sub-contractors to handle the project efficiently. Check if your contractor has access to the latest equipment to complete the job, because the advanced technology completes the paving job with high quality, efficiency, and much faster. Most contractors don’t have their machinery and get it from other parties. But some contractors even have their equipment. To avoid delay in the projects, you may want to consider a contractor who doesn’t need machinery or paving crew from other companies.
You need to perform the documentation properly to get bids from different contractors. Proper documentation makes the scope of work clear with details, making it easy for the contractors to assess the projects and match the pricing.
Commit to Follow Standards
Investing in long-term surface pavements requires a warranty that the project will be based on industrial standards. If your contractor is reputable, he will provide a warranty and own his work.
When choosing your asphalt paving contractor, you need to consider more than the money you have to spend. You need to be sure about the contractor’s experience, material usage, compliance to standards and warranty, documentation, and sub-contracting of labor, machinery, and equipment.