Presentation is everything. By now, you know that the visual aesthetics of your commercial property influence how prospective clients perceive your abilities and worth. Cracked, uneven blacktop or unsightly blemishes in your concrete driveway will simply not suffice.
We recently shared “4 Good Reasons to Hire a Professional Paver in Washington, D.C.”, and perhaps the time has come for you to take action. But how do you know that the pavers you contact are the right pros for the job? Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for quality asphalt and concrete work.
- Materials make the difference. Whether your project requires the sleek durability and cost effectiveness of asphalt or the heavy-duty strength and visually pleasing attributes that concrete provides, an impressive paving job will begin and end with quality materials that are durable and long-lasting.
- Quality asphalt and concrete work means having the right tools for the job. When considering paving professionals, consider the equipment they plan to use. Does it appear rundown or worn out – outdated or worthy of being set out to pasture? Whether asphalt or concrete is used, paving or repaving your commercial property incurs significant expense; you’re paying for expensive equipment – make sure your contractor has it available.
- A license to pave is essential. Both the National Asphalt Paving Association and The Better Business Bureau suggest verifying a prospective contractor’s license and bond status and its complaint resolution history.
- Satisfied customers can seal the deal. Lip service is simple, but anyone vying for your business should be able to direct you to examples of their quality asphalt and concrete work via previous customers and installations. There, you can take an up close and personal look at the craftsmanship first hand. While discussing work with previous clientele, consider the following:
- Asphalt is composed of various sizes of stone, sand, and other elements – resulting in some areas of a finished project appearing smoother than others, so don’t be alarmed if you see this – it does not necessarily indicate a bad job.
- Some hairline cracks and scars are not out of the question. But thickness of material and grade are critical. There should be no low spots, ensuring water runs off and puddles are prevented.
- High-quality concrete work requires diligent effort both before and after pouring. Cracked or raised sidewalks resulting within the first 28 days of a job’s completion is a sign of poor workmanship and could pose a risk to pedestrians.
Pro-Pave, Inc. has a reputation as a reliable commercial paving company in Washington, DC; Maryland; and Virginia. In addition to serving apartment owners, we work with churches, colleges, HOAs, and other commercial clients in the Mid-Atlantic area.
For more information about quality asphalt and concrete work, call Pro-Pave, Inc. today at (703) 433-9500.