Are you in the process of looking for a Haines City parking lot paving contractor? Reaching a fair deal with a contractor is harder than you think. Not every contractor is fair and just.
Some are just out for blood and money. The key here is in your negotiating tactics. You must be smart and wise when dealing with contractors so both parties can get what they want.
Know the market price of paving services
How much does an asphalt pavement cost? What is the current market price? Compare that price with the price quoted by your contractor and spot the difference. If your contractor is asking for a higher amount, ask why is that so.
Are there other services that they are offering that make up for the higher cost? If it is lower than the market price, make sure it is clear to both parties that there are limitations in the services the contractor will provide along the way.
Ask for different packages
Some contractors will include the regular and routine checkups of the pavement in their quotations. If you think you can do that by yourself or you plan to hire someone who’s knowledgeable about the upkeep of a pavement, then ask for a different quote, one that is suited and custom-made according to your pavement needs. Compare the packages and choose one that is cost-efficient.
Be communicative with your ideas
What are you planning to do with the driveway or parking lot once it is paved? If you are going to rent out your parking space so that concerts, food fairs, and other events can be held there, you need to let your contractor know that.
Ideas like these matter because it could alter the plans being made for your parking lot pavement. You must be clear with your instructions and your plans so that your contractor can act accordingly.
Read every tiny detail in the contract
Finally, before signing that contract, read every nook and cranny of it so you know what you’re getting into. There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing you have signed your name on something you don’t intend to agree with.
You might be signing your name on a provision that allows the contractor to demand compensation from you if his workers got into an accident. That is the responsibility of the company and you should not be held responsible for that.