3 Questions To Ask Your Paving Contractor Before Your Upcoming Project Gets Started

No matter what type of paving project you're planning for your property, it's important to schedule a consultation appointment with your contractor so you can meet in person and learn about what to expect before your project ever begins. Here are a few important questions that shouldn't be overlooked during your consultation.

Is a Timeline Guarantee Offered?

One important question to ask your paving contractor before they begin work is whether they offer any timeline guarantees. You can expect your contractor to provide you with an accurate timeline of how long each phase of your project should take, and how long it will take before the project as a whole is completed. But if they won't guarantee the timelines they provide you with, you won't be able to rely on those timelines and work your life and household around them.

And who wants to wait an additional week or two than anticipated for a paving project to get done? So make sure that if your contractor says that the pavement on your new driveway will be dry and ready to drive on by a certain date, they'll back that date up with a guarantee of some kind.

Where Will the Supplies Be Stored?

Many different tools and a variety of supplies and materials will have to be used to complete your paving project, no matter how big or small it is. There is concrete, mixers, molds, and pavers to worry about. And all of these supplies will have to be stored somewhere while your project is being completed.

You can make sure you know what to expect by asking your contractor upfront where the supplies will be stored. Will they be stored on your property, and if so, how will they be protected from the elements and vandalism? If the supplies will be kept offsite and transported to your property during working hours, will you be charged a transportation fee?

How Much Homeowner Involvement Is Required?

It's also a good idea to find out how much homeowner involvement will be expected as your paving project unfolds. For example, ask whether you should prep your project site beforehand and if so, request a preparation checklist you can easily follow at home on your own.

On the flip side, make sure that you will be able to get involved as much as you'd like to while your project is being worked on. If you want to watch your contractor pour or finish the pavement, you should be able to do so without having to get special permission from your contractor.

For more information, reach out to companies like New England Paving.

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