While it may seem relatively simple to choose a contractor to do your paving Columbus, nothing could be further from the truth. Whether it is an asphalt driveway, a parking lot, or even a community road, getting the best contractor to do the job will require some research and diligence on your part. If you do your homework in advance, it will save you a lot of money and headache in the end. This does not matter if you are doing a small job or a large commercial job.
Identify the contractors that you are interested in working with. Utilize your online tools to research the companies in depth. Go to their websites, and review the information that they have there as well as satisfied customer reviews. Do not give too much weight to these reviews, since the company controls what is posted to their site. Reviews that are written through independent sites carry much more weight. Check out their rating with the Better Business Bureau. Never deal with someone that comes knocking on your door looking for work. Look for contractors that specialize in the type of job that you are trying to complete. While a company that specializes in driveways may do a very good job at that, they may not have the equipment or capabilities to asphalt a road and a road company may not be able to do the detail work needed in a driveway.
Once you have chosen a couple of companies that you are now considering for your paving Columbus, ask them to review the job you want done and submit a bid. This bid should be a complete written proposal of everything that is included with the job. This will prevent any discrepancies later, and will help to protect you if you ever have to go to court. Make sure that you are comparing all the details in the proposals against the others. While price should be considered, it is not always the deciding factor. Ask to see completed samples of their work and ask them for actual customer referrals. While they are not going to offer you disgruntle customers, at least you will be able to compare what they are saying with the product you are seeing.