Things to Know Before Choosing an Asphalt Contractor

Things to Know Before Choosing an Asphalt Contractor

There are tons of options on the market today when it comes to creating a drivable surface to get into your house or garage. Some driveways are more ecstatically pleasing then others, while some are more costly. When choosing asphalt for your home driveway, you are choosing the perfect blend of drivability, esthetics, cost, and maintenance.

There are some things you to need when looking for a contractor to pave your driveway.

1.       Find a contractor that is reputable in your community– Often times, something as simple as asking your neighbors some questions about who paved their driveway will give you some leads. If your neighbors aren’t any help, the internet is a great way to find reviews on local businesses. Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau are just a couple of great online resources that will allow you to find a paving contractor with a great reputation.

2.       The Cheapest isn’t always the best value– Even though one asphalt contractor may offer a cheaper price, be sure to have each paving contractor tell you specifically what they are giving you in their bid, so that way you can compare apples to apples.  A contractor may have a slightly cheaper price, but you may be getting less material, or a thinner spread of asphalt. This will lead to a quicker deterioration of your asphalt driveway, and will end up costing you more money in asphalt maintenance and repair in the long run.

3.       What is the asphalt contractors warranty- Each asphalt contractor should warranty their work. The length of asphalt warranty may vary from contractor to contractor, but a typical warranty is for 1 year. If asphalt contractor does not offer a warranty for their work, this is a good sign you should stay away from that company.

These are just a few things to look for when selecting a asphalt contractor. The more research you do the more informed you will be to select a better asphalt contractor.

NEVER buy asphalt from a walkup door to door salesman!  This is a SCAM!  These fly-by-night pavers go door to door overcharging many people in a neighborhood, do poor quality work, and then pack up and leave.

Whether you are in San Antonio , New Braunfels, Spring Branch, or Bulverde, make sure to give Luke’s Asphalt a call before choosing a paving contractor or getting your parking lot sealed or striped.

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