Make Sure Your Asphalt Paving Contractor Does These Two Things Before Hiring The Company

Construction & Contractors Blog

When it's time to have the asphalt on your property redone, choosing the right company will be key to the project's success. Although price may be an important concern when choosing an asphalt paving company, it shouldn't be the only thing you consider. Here are two other things you should look for in a contractor that may make your life easier and help you achieve your goals.

Recycling Materials

If one of your goals is to reduce your carbon footprint and impact on the environment, then it's important you hire an asphalt paving company who either uses recycled asphalt, recycles materials, or both.

Asphalt is 100 percent recyclable, and yet some of this material ends up in landfills where it deteriorates and leaches harmful elements into the ground, air, and water. Choosing a company that responsibly disposes of used asphalt protects the environment for current and future generations. Additionally, used asphalt tends to be cheaper, so you'll save money on your project.

When calling around for estimates, be sure to ask companies whether they participate in a Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement program. Most are very proud of their involvement and will only be too happy to share that information with you. However, all is not lost if the company doesn't. Just ask if it is willing to take any demolished asphalt to a recycling plant rather than throw it away in the trash. The company may do that but, beware, it may charge a hauling fee

All-Inclusive Services

The other thing you should consider when hiring an asphalt contractor is whether the company can attend to all your needs. For example, if you need both your asphalt driveway and your concrete sidewalk redone, it's best to hire one company that can do both rather than try to manage two.

Not only does working with one company simplify the process and helps reduce confusion, it may also be cheaper. The company may be willing to give you a discount if you get multiple services from them, which will reduce the cost of your projects and make your bank account happy.

Hiring the right asphalt paving company may take some time and effort, but it will be worth it when you find someone who you enjoy working with and does a good job. To learn more about these issues or find out how an asphalt company can help you with your construction projects, contact a few local contractors for assistance.


20 September 2017

inspecting the roof on your home

When was the last time you really looked at your roof? I had no idea how important yearly inspections of my roof was until I found myself footing the bill for a full roof replacement and interior ceiling replacement. Since then, I have learned how to inspect my own roof twice each year. I always inspect it each spring after the harsh winter elements have gone away and again in the fall before winter weather sets in. You can use the information compiled on my website to inspect the roof on your home and make the small repairs that will save you from full roof replacement.