Hiring a pavement contractor is one of the most important decisions you will make as a property owner. A professional contractor not only installs pavement correctly but also saves you a considerable sum by helping you avoid frequent repair and fixes.
An improper installation, on the other hand, leaves you frustrated. You’ll need additional maintenance and repair measures within no time, and before you know it, you’ll have a full-fledged problem on your hands. Circumventing or avoiding these problems may not be possible without addressing the root-cause, which is the flawed pavement installation.
As a result, you are left with a damaged pavement and a never-ending pavement expenditure that slowly eats up your savings.
Doctor Asphalt LLC in Maplewood, MN, installs the pavement professionally and correctly the first time.
To help you make an astute decision before signing a paving contract, we are sharing a few major red flags you must avoid. Drawing from our years of experience in the industry, we’ve noticed that customers complain the most about contractors who displayed the following characteristics.
Asking for Full Payment Up-Front
Some pavement contractors commit blunders that cost you significantly because of their lack of skills and experience. There are also companies in the guise of pavement contractors, looking for fraudulent ways to steal your hard-earned money. Pavement contractors asking for complete up-front payment are businesses that you need to stay away from at all costs. These contractors often appear out of nowhere and make an offer that is usually too good to be true. We’ve all heard stories of how unknown businesses and fraudulent companies defraud innocent customers in the garb of pavement construction.
Negative word of mouth and poor prior experiences are pretty good reasons to stay away from a contractor. Other customers’ bad experiences with a contractor are an indication of what’s in store for you if you hire that contractor.
Unlicensed contractors are a big No! No! and you should avoid them at all cost. A license by the state regulatory body is a certificate of trust associated with a business. Contractors who know their trade, and go through the intense rigor of getting a license, realize the value of good workmanship. Hiring an unlicensed contractor comes with its disadvantages, lack of accountability and traceability is one of them.
These red flags are just a few among many including lack of insurance, not offering a surety bond, etc. Conducting proper industry research before making a decision will help you select a reliable pavement contractor.
Doctor Asphalt LLC in Maplewood, MN, is a full-Service asphalt paving & maintenance company offering many services including paving, commercial sealcoating, crack filling, line striping, etc.
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