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Driveway Contractor Services

  • Asphalt paving and repair
  • Asphalt sealing
  • Concrete applications
  • Concrete sawing/removal
  • Concrete driveways
  • Concrete flatwork – repair and resurfacing
  • Concrete resurfacing
  • Garage floor coatings
  • Gravel install/spreading
  • Minor grading/restopping
  • Concrete overlays/stamping
  • Polished concrete
  • Poured concrete

Benefits of Hiring a Driveway Contractor (vs. Doing it Yourself)

If you have decided that your property needs a new driveway, do not be led astray by the empty promises of DIY from youtube videos. There are many benefits to be found in hiring driveway installation professionals instead of doing the job yourself: 

  • Even simple driveways need to be done correctly to avoid issues. A professional knows how to identify and resolve drainage, slope, and other challenges unique to your site.
  • Very few homeowners have the skills and the heavy equipment needed to correctly install a driveway.
  •  Driveways are structures designed to hold the weight of vehicles in changing weather conditions. That means there is a lot going on under the surface of the driveway so that it can keep supporting all that is parked on top.
  • Professionals should be licensed, bonded, insured, registered, etc. so that if there is a problem, there is accountability.
  • Professionals should have general liability insurance and workman’s comp insurance so that any damages or injuries are covered by their policy instead of yours.
  • Many municipalities have regulations about the qualifications of those who install driveways. There may be permits and specific guidelines that must be followed. A professional driveway installer should be familiar with the restrictions of your area.
  • Your homeowner’s insurance policy may not cover a DIY driveway job since it will probably not meet regulatory standards.
  • The resale value of the property is affected by a non-professional driveway installation.
  • Poorly installed driveways do not hold up in the long run and need to be repaired or replaced quickly. A professionally installed driveway, if appropriately done, will have a warranty and a longer life.

Questions to Ask a Driveway Contractor Before Hiring Them

Once you realize you need a professionally installed driveway, there are important questions to ask any potential installer. You can avoid being scammed by doing some research and taking the time to get some consultations and estimates from the companies you decide to consider.

  • What types of driveways do they install? Concrete, asphalt, pavers, and gravel each are done with different techniques and equipment.
  • Will there be a lamp post at the end of your driveway? Is there existing electrical work or will more need to be installed? Can this company do it?
  • Will there be a need for a culvert or landscaping to handle drainage?
  • What are the restrictions in your area? Some locations are very strict and some are lax. Percentage of paved surface, for instance, can change how long a driveway is permitted to extend or what type of surface it has.
  • Will this company handle getting all the permits and inspections needed or will the homeowner be responsible? Will they help you figure out doing that if you have to make the calls?
  • Write down your list and make copies so you can compare each company on their answers to the same questions.
  • Go to a site like Angie’s List to find recommendations for driveway installation professionals in your area.
  • Check with The Better Business Bureau for any problems with a company.
  • Look at the various driveway installation company websites and take note of their policies and professional affiliations. 
  • Look up the certifications, licenses, and affiliations listed so that you know what they are.
  • Ask for references and drive by those jobs to see what you think. Older jobs are a good way to see how their work held up. 
  • Ask about bonds and warranties and contracts. Make sure you understand what they offer.
  • Narrowing it down to two or three makes it easier to handle the next step.
  • Be realistic and upfront about your budget.

Further Inquiries to Make During an On-Site Consultation

When a professional driveway installer comes to your house for a consultation, you should expect to be able to ask your entire list of questions. Walk outside with them and ask how they will handle various issues on your site. Get at least two, preferably three consultation and estimates.

  • Ask for the pros and cons of each type of driveway for your specific site, including maintenance needs in the future and installation cost.
  • Ask about site preparation and potential street closures. Will their equipment fit under power lines? Will they contact the proper authorities?
  • Ask about drainage, best snow removal practices (will a snowplow blade damage the surface?), and anything else that may come up throughout the year. 
  • Ask about future repairs. What is covered? What should you expect? 
  • Ask how long it takes before it is safe to use the driveway once they are finished. The type of driveway determines this. Have a parking plan for the interim.
  • Take note of how they respond to your questions. Are you going to be comfortable with this team on your property?
  • Ask if the person who you are talking with will be there during the job. Ask how many are on the crew for this job.
  • Ask for a written, detailed estimate with a date and a timeline that includes weather delay policy.  There should be specified quantities, details on how the driveway will be constructed, costs of preparation, labor, materials, permits, taxes, and how the site will be cleaned up after the job is complete. For example, will a damaged lawn be repaired with seed or with sod?
  • Look over all your notes and the estimates and get back to them quickly with a yes or no so the work can be scheduled. If you wait too long, other jobs may be scheduled first.  

What kind of training and certifications do professional driveway installers and contractors have?

What kind of training and certifications do professional driveway installers get? It depends on the type of driveway being installed. Many start out on the job as an unskilled laborer and decide to get trained and certified for more opportunities. Often the company will encourage and pay for these programs because a trained, professional workforce results in excellent jobs and satisfied customers. Experience is important because this is a hands-on industry but in today’s world experience is only part of what is needed. The licenses, certifications, and the rest enable the industry to maintain up-to-date standards and meet regulatory guidelines. 

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