in_truck_200Choosing the right asphalt contractor for your business parking lot or home driveway is extremely important to the overall satisfaction you’ll receive with the finished project. You don’t want to end up with a contractor who does not do the job right and it ends up being a hassle and a waste of money. We are going to tell you what you need to look for in an asphalt contractor in Franklin Park, IL and the greater Chicago area.

The first, and most important thing to look for, would be good quality reviews. Ask around your neighborhood, friends, colleagues, and family. Walk or drive through the neighborhood and ask other homeowners who poured their asphalt driveway. If you’re a business owner, ask other neighboring business owners who maintains their parking lot.

Make a list of names of local companies and check with the Better Business Bureau. Other resources that you may try include Google, your local phone book, and Angie’s List. They offer unbiased reviews of many different companies from people using their services.

Questions to Ask

You need to know how long they have been in business and what their history is with projects. Ask them if you can take a look at some pictures of jobs that they have done. Maybe they have done one recently at a local business, you could then take a look for yourself of the quality of the work they produce. Ask questions and make sure they provide informative answers. Do some research and make sure they know what they are talking about.

Make sure the company is licensed and insured. Ask the company for documentation so that you know they are the real deal, and care about safety. If they refuse to show any documentation or give any kind of excuses it is best to simply walk away. If they can’t be honest then you do not need to spend you hard earned money on their services.

Ask them if they provide any type of warranties. Contractors will not always offer these that is why it is important to ask. The warranty should state that the job is done when all the customer’s needs have been met and the job has been completed to the industries standards. Make sure you get all warranties and important information in writing before hiring them.

Now you know what to look for in a quality asphalt contractor and warning signs that they may not be the best for you. Of course if you are in Franklin Park or the greater Chicago area, we will be happy to help you with your next asphalt project.