At AAA Top Quality Asphalt, we understand that your business is important to you, and we want to help you keep your facilities in the best possible condition. If your parking lots or other paved areas are looking the worse for wear, you’ll need the help of a reliable paving contractor to set them to rights. Our team has been working in this industry for over a decade, so we know a thing or two about the qualities that make a contractor great, as well as the red flags that warn that they are not so great. In this article, we’ll go over three of these red flags to help you avoid bad actors and get the top-notch service you deserve.
- No Gallery. A reputable paving contractor will have a gallery or portfolio of past projects for their customers to look at. If a contractor that you are considering does not have examples of previous work displayed on their website or won’t provide them upon request, that’s a sign that they do poor work, and you should take your business elsewhere.
- Lack of Expertise. Another red flag to look out for when shopping for paving contractors is a lack of expertise or specialization in the specific area you need. For example, if you need someone to work on your parking lot or asphalt paving, a contractor who focuses mainly on concrete paving is probably not the best choice.
- Unreasonable Demands for Payment. Lastly, be wary of any paving contractor who demands to be paid in full before they start work on the project. While most contractors will require a down payment, asking for the total sum upfront is a sign that the contractor plans to ghost you, so you should move on to another candidate before you agree to any of their demands.