Commercial parking lot installation and maintenance is a big investment for your business. That’s why you should take special care when looking for pavement services in your area. To save yourself a great deal of money, time, and aggravation in the long run, here are a few questions you should ask all potential asphalt paving contractors you’re considering hiring.
1. How long has your company been in business
Experience matter a lot in the asphalt paving industry. You want to make sure that the asphalt paving contractor you hire has a lot of on-the-job experience working in on commercial, industrial, and residential properties.
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. has been in business for over 25 years and we only hire the best of the best paving contractors in the industry.
2. Do you have references I can contact?
References are past customers that are satisfied with the work that the contractor has done for them. It’s always a good idea to ask for references and see how the contractor responds. Experienced and renowned contractors should be able to provide a list of past clients that are happy to sing their praises to you and even send pictures of their parking lots. Sometimes, you might even be permitted to visit the properties in-person, so you can judge the quality of the work yourself.
3. What do I need to know about my paving project?
There’s no shame in admitting if you don’t know something or need clarification on certain aspects of the paving project. Whether you’re hiring us for a repaving, repair, or sealcoating project, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about the work we do.
After all, we’re the paving experts and you’re the customer. Just understand that every paving project is unique and that means we’ll need to examine the extent of the work your property needs before we can answer any specific questions about it. Once we’ve taken the time to inspect your pavement, we’ll present you with an itemized list of project recommendation as well as an estimated timeline and a quote for the cost.
4. Do you offer more than just asphalt products and services?
We offer a variety of extensive asphalt paving services ranging from installation to routine maintenance to repairs. Our asphalt services include:
- Crack filling
- Pothole repairs
- Traffic calming speed hump installation
- Catch basin repairs
- Snow and ice removal
- And more!
Whatever your asphalt needs are, we’re here to offer simple, convenient, and affordable solutions that work for you and help boost your property’s curb appeal.
5. What areas do you serve?
Before booking an appointment or consultation with an asphalt paving contractor, you should find out whether or not they routinely do work in your area for a number of reasons.
First, some contractors might generally only work within a few local areas that are close by to them. They might venture out to areas that are slightly further away for an additional fee, however, and only if they feel the job is worthwhile for them. Other times, contractors might charge for consultations if they have to drive long distances. In areas they frequently serve, these consultations might be complementary.
It’s always better to ask a contractor over the phone or via email if they regularly serve your area.
Another reason this information is important is because asphalt paving contractors should be extremely familiar with the local climates where they work. The climate impacts the quality and type of materials they’ll be using. Some paving materials like asphalt have a higher capacity to withstand certain types of climates like extreme heat or cold weather conditions such as rain, snow, and sleet.
At Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. we proudly serve all areas across Toronto and the GTA. Our contractors are familiar with both the seasonal climate and driving conditions in the cities we serve.
6. Are you fully licensed and insured?
It’s also important to make sure that the paving contractors you hire are fully licensed and insured to work in your area. Otherwise, this could present a serious liability issue for you in the event that a worker sustains an on-the-job injury or if a fatal accident occurs.
Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. offers extensive and ongoing training to all of our esteemed employees to ensure their safety and yours. We use only the highest quality latest equipment and technology to guarantee product and service quality at all times.
7. How long will my paving project take?
Each paving or repair project is unique. The timeline of your specific paving project depends on the extent and the type of work that needs to be done. After thoroughly inspecting your property for potential internal and external structural damages to your asphalt, we’ll provide you with a detailed list of the work that needs to be done, a quote, and an estimated timeline.
We’re very meticulous about offering realistic paving, maintenance, and repairs timelines to our customers to ensure that you can resume business operations as quickly as possible with minimal disruptions.
8. Who will actually be working on my asphalt pavement parking lot?
All of our pavement services experts are employed by Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc., so you’ll be dealing directly with our trusted, highly qualified, and well-trained in-house employees.
9. What material is the best choice for my paving project: asphalt or concrete?
We specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing asphalt pavements for a variety of industries and businesses. Asphalt is one of the most durable, resilient, and versatile paving materials on the market today. It can be used for a number of purposes and if properly taken care of, it can last for many, many years which will save you a lot of money in the long run.
10. How much do your services cost?
The cost of our services depends on the type and extent of the work that needs to be done. During the initial consultation, we’ll take the time to examine your property and obtain information about what type of pavement services you need. Based on those specifications, we’ll provide a fair, comparable, and affordable quote. All of our pricing is competitive.
To learn more about our pavement services in Toronto and the GTA, please feel free to contact Sure-Seal Pavement Maintenance Inc. today!