Any great company is built on asphalt – literally! Commercial paving and asphalt might seem like a minor concern, but it’s the foundation upon which everything else is built. Whether you’re constructing new facilities, or just need a new parking lot that will make a great first impression on your visitors, you want a great commercial asphalt contractor who can make it happen.
Here are some tips from our team at Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping for making sure that’s what you get.
Five Ways to Know You’ve Picked A Solid Commercial Paving Company
1 – Strong reviews and testimonials
Any decent asphalt contractor should be happy to provide you with references from past clients and projects. Be sure to follow up, particularly on ones which are a few years old. Asphalt is a long-term investment and you should know if your contractors’ work will last.
Also, check online reviews. Those can help ensure you aren’t only getting cherry-picked testimonials.
2 – A near-spotless safety record
A contractor that places a lot of emphasis on safety is one which has attention to detail and superior planning capabilities. These are all things that help ensure your paving will be done right the first time – and while protecting your own property and personnel from any damage.
3 – Long experience
Would-be contractors tend to think that paving is an easy business to get into, so there are often a lot of hungry new guys around – and often offering cut rates to get work. Unfortunately, they just can’t offer the same expertise as a well-established contractor. When asphalt will be the foundation of your business, you don’t want to cut corners.
4 – Custom asphalt mix options
It is relatively rare for an asphalt contractor to own their own quarry and production facilities… but if they do, you know you’re going to get a great product. They can create custom mixes that are perfectly matched for your property’s terrain and planned usage. Plus, you can often get the materials for cheaper since they aren’t reselling someone else’s product.
5 – A solid warranty
Ask about their warranty, because they should be willing to stand by their work for a reasonable amount of time. One year is the minimum, 3-5 is better if you can get it – and indicates real confidence in their product.
Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping has served Ohio’s blacktop needs for over fifty years! Contact us to consult on your next project.