Working on a deal with a Haines City parking lot paving contractor can be time consuming and stressful. In fact, in many ways, it could be the most stressful thing you’ll ever do in your life, especially if the contractor isn’t as communicative and open as you would want him to be. When this is your problem, make sure to leave the negotiating tables right away. If communication is an issue, there is no way you would get pass the difficult stage.
Here’s how you can deal with a pavement contractor:
Show him who’s the boss
He may be the expert on how to pave your parking lot or your driveway with either asphalt or concrete, but you own that property and it is your opinions that will matter in the end. But please, try to be open to suggestions, too, if this will be beneficial to the property. There are contractors who belittle what the property owners know because pavement is an engineering problem. Not every homeowner knows how to deal with a pavement problem. From the get go, your contractor should listen to what you want and should give you directions only if what you want is completely improbable and wouldn’t be beneficial to the pavement.
Do your research
If you want to be the boss, then you should know what you are talking about. It’s not enough that you have the money to pay for the kind of pavement that you want. You have to know what you’re talking about, too. Show your contractor that you know what you want—what’s possible and what’s not possible. If there are technical terms you don’t understand, read about it on the internet, which is a treasure trove for everything. Doing your research will save you and the contractor time because there will be no need to explain every little jargon to you.
Ask pointed questions about the contract
The contract may be long and tedious to read, but it is something you should not neglect doing. Go to bed early and prepare yourself for a long hour of contract reading. The nitty gritty of the contracts is where the hidden terms are, the ones you wouldn’t want to sign your name on. Make sure that you know about everything you’re getting into before signing the contract. There are many ways to get fooled, signing a contract blindly because you were too tired or too lazy to do it is not the way you want to be duped at all.