When you are ready to invest in a parking lot pavement or driveway, who should you call? Your Lakeland parking lot paving agent, of course! Your agent will know what to do about your dilemma and how to go about the process of repairing, replacing, or paving for the first time your parking lot or driveway. He/She will be the one to evaluate what your property needs, according to the specifications you want, of course.
But before hiring the agent’s company or before investing your hard-earned money on this endeavor and signing that contact, you need to know a couple of things first from your agent. Here are the top five questions you need to ask before parting ways with your hard-earned cash:
What kind of projects have you done in the past?
Is your contractor familiar with what he has to do for your property? Was he able to complete a project like yours in the past? You’ll want to know if your contractor is more used to dealing with public properties or with private ones like yours. Knowing what kind of projects were finished and completed in the past will help you determine if he’s the right guy for your needs.
Can I see your past projects?
You want to be sure, right? Your agent will hard sell the company to you. When this happens, ask if you can see photos of the company’s past projects, particularly one that is similar to what you are hiring the company to do.
What is your process?
Every company has a different process. Even the payment terms are different. What kind of process does the company follow? Do they make an evaluation first? Will they strip off the current pavement? It’s important to understand the kind of process that your agent or pavement company will follow because this will also be a determining factor of the cost of the actual project.
What kind of equipment are you using?
Do you know that some companies still allow manual stripping and applying of asphalt pavement? While this still works, it’s not proper anymore if you’re going to have to pay thousands of dollars for it. Make sure that the company will use high-tech equipment or at least a process that will equal to the amount that you’re paying for the project.
What is your guarantee or assurance?
Can they guarantee that no problem will arise in the next decade or so? Most asphalt pavement wouldn’t have any issues at all for at least a decade as long as it is properly maintained. What kind of assurances is the company giving you for the project you’re about to enter into with them? Will it be worth your time, effort, and resources?