Educational Consumer Tips

Paving Contractors

Author: Better Business Bureau

The following comments provide general information for consumers, and do not necessarily reflect the practices or record of any particular company.

When considering hiring an asphalt company, ask for local references. Solicit more than one bid for the work you are planning. Make sure that all bids are based on the same set of specifications and materials.

Be sure to read all agreements and guarantees before signing. Do not be pressured into signing an agreement before you understand all terms and conditions. Get all oral promises in writing. Be wary of vaguely worded provisions, exclusions or limitations. Never sign a contract with sections left blank.

Do not pay for the work in advance. Pay by check when the work is completed to your satisfaction.