6 Questions to Ask Your Asphalt Paving Contractor

Whether it’s a residential driveway, a commercial parking lot or a new sport surface, your paving project will likely require a significant upfront investment. Therefore, finding the right asphalt paving contractors for your Toronto area paving projects is essential. When interviewing candidates, ask them these six questions to increase your odds of finding the best paving company to work with.

  • Are you insured and in good standing with WSIB?

Insurance doesn’t just protect the company you’re hiring, it also protects you. Without it, you can be held responsible for any injury that occurs during the job. You may also be on the hook for damage that happens to your property. Ask for written proof that they — and your project — are covered.

  • What’s your availability like?
If you have a specific timeline for your project, the company you choose must be available within the timeframe.


  •  How long have you been in business?
The longer a company has been in business, the more professional and experienced you can assume they’ll be. Furthermore, if it’s a family run business with multiple generations working together, you can expect them to continue to be around for a long time.


  •  Can you provide references and examples of your work?
Any company can claim that they’re good at what they do. The only way to be sure they’re telling the truth is by interviewing people they’ve provided work for in the past. Avoid any company that refuses to provide references. You can also ask them what work they’ve done in your area before and go see it firsthand.


  • Is concrete or asphalt better for my project?
There are different types of materials that can be used for paving. The right contractor will be able to explain the options to you and tell you why one or the other is better for your specific project.


  •  Does my project present any unique challenges?
Where you see a simple driveway resurfacing, a paving professional may see something else. Cracks and potholes need special attention. Asking this question will encourage your contractor to think ahead and plan accordingly.




Cedar Hill Paving Ltd. Company Can Answer All These Questions Easily

If you have a commercial or residential driveway that needs paving, we’re the contractors for you. We’ve been serving the Greater Toronto Area for over 40 years, and we’re happy to take on any job you need us for, from new parking lots to asphalt repair and concrete sidewalks. Call us today to get your project underway ASAP.

Asphalt construction is a seasonal business, so there is a limited amount of time to complete paving projects. If you have a specific deadline you are trying to accommodate, be sure to mention this upfront as the contractor you want may already be booked.

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