Contractor Checklist

Installing new asphalt is a major investment in your home or business. Choosing the wrong contractor can be a costly mistake. Below is a list of questions that should be asked of any contractor you are considering to hire to work at your home or place of business.

1. Are you registered/Licenced with the states of New York & Conneticutt YES
2. Do you have a permanent place of business? Can we reach you during regular business hours. YES
3. Do you have Liability Insurance? Can I see proof of coverage? YES
4. Is your Liability Insurance industry specific?
Some contractors will carry inexpensive gardening liability insurance. Yes they have insurance but it will not cover paving or construction related occurances.
5. How much Liability Insurance do you carry? $2 Million
6. Do you have Workers Compensation Insurance? Can I see proof of coverage? YES
7. Do you have an A rating on Angies List? YES
8. How many years have you been in business? 20+ Years
9. Do your workers receive ongoing technical training? YES
10. Do you have references? Will you provide a list? YES
11. Will you show up with left over blacktop from down the street? NO
12. Where possible, what pitch will you create to insure proper water runoff? ¼/foot
13. Will you use a 3 ton or greater vibratory roller to compact the asphalt? YES
14. Can you install a proper drainage system if required? YES
15. Do you install Belgian block curbing, aprons, stone retaining walls and walkways with your own crew? YES
16. Do you offer repair and maintenance services? YES
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