What To Look For In A Driveway Contractor 

In this day and age, it can be so hard to find a tradesperson that you trust. Consumers spend millions every year on home improvements and it’s not just money we hand over to the people completing the work, its trust too. Unfortunately, there are lots of rogue traders about and we have seen our fair share of bad jobs in the past. To ensure that the driveway you are left with is at an industry-leading standard, there are lots of different things to consider. We have put together a guide to assist anyone looking for a driveway contractor

Reviews, testimonials and portfolios

If you were proud of something you had completed, or what someone has said about you, then you would want to show it off? This is no different when it comes to driveway contractors, as a reliable contractor will be more than happy to prove their worth. Don’t be afraid to ask for reviews, testimonials and portfolios, these are the best indicators you can get on what a contractor is like to work with. You will always find a testimonial and a portfolio page on our website and if these are ever missing from another contractor’s website you should definitely question this. 

Qualifications 

When you’re looking for the best driveway contractors, we would recommend that you look at their qualifications and accreditations. There is no way that a company can fake these and they are something that you can follow up on if you are sceptical. Both of these things are proof that the contractors have the relevant skills required to complete your driveway to the highest standard. 

Insurance

Accidents happen, and if they do, you need to ensure that they are handled in the correct way. We would recommend that you always ask a company to see a copy of their insurance and they should happily supply you with this. Having suitable compensation and liability insurance that will cover them if they are injured on your property, or cause accidental damage while carrying out work is essential. We will always gladly inform our clients of our insurance and provide any required documentation. 

Price 

Everyone loves a bargain and when looking for a driveway contractor you should search around to get quotes from different companies, however, price isn’t everything. People are happy to question expensive quotes and rightly so but, the cheaper quotes are the ones that you should be cautious of. The majority of the time when a company provides a cheap quote, their work is substandard, their materials are poor or sometimes they never have any intention of finishing the work. Sometimes it really does pay to spend a little bit more, especially when it is in relation to complex jobs or major home improvements. Also, do not be afraid to ask for the breakdown of the quotes that you are given to fully understand what you are being charged. 

Timescale 

When work like this is being completed on your property, it can be quite invasive and for this reason, ideally, it will be completed as quickly as possible. Your driveway contractor should be able to tell you an exact timescale and work schedule for the work before they start to give you a good idea of when the work can start and when it should finish. Of course, if unexpected issues arise then this timescale can change but it should never differ too dramatically. Here at Bestco Surfacing we always provide our clients with an accurate timescale along with a work schedule so you know exactly what is happening and when. 

About Bestco Surfacing

If you take all of these factors into account when searching for a driveway contractor, we are sure that you will be provided with high-quality work and the driveway you were hoping for. To go ahead and speak to a member of our team about the contractors we can provide you with please don’t hesitate to call us today. Our team consists of highly skilled surfacing contractors, paving contractors and tarmac driveway contractors so we can meet all of your needs. 

 

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