Hiring a Lakeland parking lot paving is no easy feat. There are a lot of things to consider and sometimes, you don’t even know if you need to repave the driveway or parking lot already or simply have it repaired.
The important thing to remember is that problems with parking lots mostly begin with the little, tiniest things. So, never ever try to shrug off a problem just because you’re not ready to face it yet. As soon as you see cracks and potholes on your pavement, that’s a sign that it’s time to call your contractor.
But how do you go from seeing cracks on the pavement to actually paying a Lakeland parking lot paving company? Here’s a simple process for you.
Check your pavements
The first step to realizing that you actually need to hire a company to get this done is when there are problems on your pavement. Check your pavements, not just when you feel there is a problem, but every single day. Make sure that no cracks or holes escape your sight. Once you see the problem/s, check if these are minor or major. How far along are the cracks? How deep are they? Where did the cracks appear, on the edge of the pavement or in the middle? Such factors will help you determine if the case is emergency or you can put it off for a week or so.
Search the Internet and the Yellow Pages
Believe it or not, the Yellow Pages still work, especially if you are located in a small local community like Lakeland. Plenty of businesses (small and medium ones) still advertise through the Yellow Pages. If you are more of a millennial, the internet is there for you to use. As soon as you search “asphalt paving company” on Google, there will surely be a lot of search results pertaining to companies within your area.
Inquire with the company
As soon as you’re finished reading all the reviews you can find on the internet about the companies you have shortlisted, you can inquire directly to the contractor. Ask them about their services, prices and even post-sales offering. These will help you determine the importance of your needs.
Negotiate with the company
When you asked for a quotation, this does not mean you’re accepting it already. It was given to you with the intention of attracting you to the offer, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that way. Study the contract and see if everything fits your needs. You can negotiate with the company about your requirements and what they can offer, especially when it comes to the price. Be smart when negotiating.