Tips for choosing a quality paving company

by | Apr 8, 2013 | Construction & Maintanance

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If your new home is about complete and almost ready to move in, one of the last jobs will be to select a paving company in Middletown CT to pave your driveway. There are a number of things that should be considered before you select the contractor to do the work. The driveway is an integral part of the total investment and the quality should be equal to the rest of the house and the driveway should not be something that will deteriorate in a few years time.

A little prep work helps:
Before you even begin to select the paving company in Middletown CT that will do the work, you should do some preparatory work yourself. Make a sketch of the proposed area with reasonably accurate dimensions and indicate on the sketch any areas where there will be heavy usage, where there are obstructions that cannot be removed, any cracking of the sub surface and anything else that you feel may affect the job. With this information paving contractors can give you a reasonably close estimate of the final cost.

Where is your home?
If your new home is in a developing area such as a suburban subdivision there is a good chance that your new neighbors have already had their driveways paved. This is an ideal time to meet them, ask them which paving company in Middletown CT they used and what their experiences were. There will be some contractors who complete the paving job but leave the surrounding area a mess, there will be others that take pride in their work and clean the affected area upon completion of the paving process. Any firm that gets a good recommendation from a past customer will be well worth your investigating further.

If your new home is not in a subdivision where other new homes are being built then it is possible to get recommendations on a paving company in Middletown CT from general contractors. Consider calling general contractors who are in the business of building homes, they may very well have had experiences with paving contractors and they will give their professional recommendations. You can always search the internet as well for possible contractors. It is always a good idea to call the better business bureau before you contact the contractor to see if there are any unanswered complaints about the company or its service.

Once you have your short list of three or four possible candidates, call them on the phone. Armed with your sketch, dimensions, obstructions etc they should be able to give you an estimate over the phone. Pay particular attention to contractors who ask a lot of pertinent questions and ask to visit the site. Contractors who show a genuine interest are often the best choice; contractors who do not show an interest may either do a sub standard job or ask for additional money once they are on site.


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