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3 Keys to Choosing an Asphalt Contractor

by | Oct 1, 2021 | Asphalt | 0 comments

There are many factors to consider when choosing an asphalt contractor.  Many people end up deferring to price when selecting a contractor for their paving projects, however, there are three keys you should also consider.  In doing so, you can make an informed decision when choosing your asphalt paving contractor.

1. Material Selection

When selecting your asphalt paving contractor you want to ensure that they use the highest quality materials. This will translate to a longer-lasting and nicer-looking end product.

The majority of asphalt is recycled repeatedly and there are also many different grades of asphalt with different percentages of recycled material in them. Working with an asphalt contractor who uses high-quality materials and is willing to discuss different options with you is key.

2. Type of Equipment

You’ll also want to discuss with your potential asphalt contractors the type of equipment they use. If they have old or run-down equipment, breakdowns could delay the completion of your asphalt paving project, costing you precious time. Since asphalt can cool quickly, taking too long in the installation process can cause you to get poor compaction or have cold joints that will lead to premature failure.

You’ll also want to avoid hiring asphalt contractors that do their paving by hand. Asphalt paving machines are incredibly expensive, however, the benefits passed along to you by the technology and efficiency will affect your final project dramatically. Be wary of asphalt contractors who pave by hand, as they cannot guarantee the same level of quality and efficiency.

Properly maintained equipment is imperative for your asphalt. It will make it possible for your paving contractor to quickly and correctly complete your project.

3. Quality Crew

You’ll also want to assure that the asphalt contractor you ultimately work with has a knowledgeable and capable crew.  An asphalt contractor with an understaffed or new crew will poorly affect the quality of your asphalt paving project and can even cause premature failure.

Final Thoughts

While many consumers use price as their main deciding factor in choosing an asphalt contractor, remember there is much more that goes into your paving project.

With the right asphalt contractor, you will get quality materials, equipment, and crew for your job. All of these factors work together to ensure that you have the best and longest-lasting parking lot. This translates into money savings. Properly installed asphalt paving can last over 20 years. Don’t get distracted by a lower initial price and get stuck having to pay thousands of dollars down the road to compensate.

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Pam Taylor
Pam Taylor
October 4, 2021.
My husband and I contracted with Top Job to asphalt the driveway at our cabin in Fish Haven, ID. Starting with Steve who gave us the estimate, to Teri, Sam and especially Kevin who headed the project was timely, professional, and exceptionally well done. They are an honest and reputable company. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking to asphalt. Pam
Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson
October 1, 2021.
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David Hansen
David Hansen
September 29, 2021.
Very pleased with the work performed.
Tony Nielson
Tony Nielson
September 29, 2021.
Top Job Staff and crew did an excellent job on our parking lot. The crack seal crew was on the job before daylight and did great work. Most impressive was the slurry seal crew. Kerry and his team did a wonderful job. worked around my tenants parking issues, worked between rain storms. Kerry would not apply slurry until he was 100 percent sure the parking lot was dry enough after the rain. refreshing to see someone care so much about his product, his job, and his crew. Rosalie was also right on top of scheduling and even made a site visit to make sure I was happy. Top Job went above and beyond my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone .. I will use this company again in the future. Thank you very much! Tony and Cole Nielson T.K.S. Development.
Dennis Simonson
Dennis Simonson
September 23, 2021.
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Christie Brown
Christie Brown
August 16, 2021.
We now have the PRETTIEST driveway approach and RV parking on the block! Nice job, TOP JOB ASPHALT!

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