Knowing what to look for in an asphalt contractor can be difficult, especially if you’re not very familiar with asphalting. Whether you’re looking to put in a new driveway, resurface a carpark or lay down a brand-new road, hiring the right asphalt contractor is key. From bitumen driveways to road recycling jobs, we’re here to help.
What is your experience?
Experience is likely the most important factor when it comes to hiring a quality asphalt contractor. If they have a lot of experience, they’ve no doubt consistently supplied a quality asphalting job. At J&E Asphalt & Civil, we have over 40 years of experience in the industry, so we have a strong reputation for quality, safety and reliability.
Are you licensed and insured?
As with most jobs nowadays, always make sure that the asphalt contractor is both insured and licensed to complete the job. Licensed asphalt contractors will always be far more skilled as well, so their final job will be one that you can appreciate. Insurance is a must, as you want to make sure everyone is protected if something does go wrong.
What does the job entail?
You should always find out exactly what the job will involve. If the contractor communicates clearly, tells you what they will be doing each step of the way, and explains exactly what it will cost, they’re a good pick.
What materials are you using?
This question may require some basic research beforehand, so you know a bit about the materials involved in asphalt. If the company creates their own asphalt, this will likely mean it is of a quality standard. Asking the contractor where they source their materials from is a good move. It will be worth it in the long run, as a an asphalt driveway or road made of quality materials will last.
How many people are in your team?
Installing an asphalt surface is definitely a job that requires a solid team. A contractor working on their own will find it difficult to complete the job efficiently. Ensuring that the contractor has a team of five to ten individuals, depending on the size of the job, will likely mean they’re going to complete the job efficiently and to a high standard.