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How to Hire a North Jersey Paving Contractor

How many times have you heard it said that when it comes to your home, the importance of curb appeal can’t be overstated? Let’s take a minute to think about that popular piece of advice, because, let’s face it, statements like this are popular because they are true! A home or a business can be beautifully updated on the inside and perfectly functional,  but if the outer appearance of the building, or, more specifically, the driveway leading up to it, is not up to par, someone’s impression of your home or your company is immediately tarnished. This is a case where people, sometimes rightfully so, do judge a book by its cover.

While there are some home improvement projects an amateur can take on to improve curb appeal, some jobs, like improving the appearance of your driveway, do not fall under this category. For tasks like this, hiring a professional is always the best way to go. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a paving contractor for your home or business.

Look at Their Insurance

According to our fellow paving enthusiasts at Paveco, if a paving company you are considering isn’t properly insured, let’s just say you should cross them off your list of candidates. One good sign of this is if a company quotes you for a job at a suspiciously low rate; although it’s not true in every case, this could be a sign that either the contractor doesn’t have adequate insurance coverage, or they don’t have any insurance at all! If this is the case, then you are responsible for any potential accidents that occur during the paving job. Long story short, stay away.

Understand Their Equipment

The very reason that you would consider hiring a paving contractor to improve the appearance of a driveway is that they have access to equipment that you don’t. This access makes all the difference between a job done exceptionally well, and a job done poorly. That’s why, according to our friends at Everlast Backdrop, you must properly research the equipment a paving company uses before hiring them to work on your property. If the business declares that they do asphalt paving by hand, stay clear. If the paving equipment they promote on their website or social media looks run down, avoid them.

Read Customer Reviews

A paving company’s website often boasts about why their products and services are better than the rest. But how do you know that the promises promoted on a website aren’t empty ones? Paveco also emphasizes that doing proper research of a potential paving company also means reading up on what past customers have said about their experience working with them. Review sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google are great resources that will give you insight into a business’s work process, their price, and the quality of their work. Charlie’s Paving Inc. prides itself on providing exemplary customer services. We take every measure to ensure you are satisfied with all your residential and commercial paving needs and will do whatever it takes to earn your business and remain lifelong clients. Charlie’s Paving Inc. has been serving the North Jersey area for a number of years. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. To discover more about how we can serve your needs, please visit our website or call us at 908-799-3062 today.

Sources:
https://pavecoaps.com/2018/04/choosing-the-right-paving-contractor/
https://www.everlastblacktop.com/5-things-to-know-when-choosing-an-asphalt-paving-contractor/

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