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It does not matter if you want to pave the driveway of your home, or the parking lot of your business, you are going to want to hire a reliable, professional and experienced paving contractor to provide you with the best quality service. If this is your first time hiring a paving contractor, don’t worry as we will be covering the main points that you will want to consider.

1- The right experience

As there are many paving contractors out there, you will want to search out a few, read their website, and get a better understanding of their experience. Not every paving contractor is experienced in all forms of paving, so you will want to ensure you choose one who has experience paving in the material you will be choosing, and the environment that your project is located in.

2- Choose the material carefully

There are several options available for most paving projects, for the majority of residential or commercial paving projects it will be asphalt or tar and chip. You will have to research the pros and cons between the two materials, as they each have their own advantages. It will also be a good idea to discuss this with your paving contractor.

3- Research what you should and should not know

Environment and weather, these are just two elements that influence the longevity of your paving project. Because other factors weigh in on how long your project will last, you should research as much as possible which elements will apply to you.

4- Compare Quotes

Once you have selected a number of paving contractors, the material you wish to use, and understand the elements that will influence your project. It is time to compare quotes from your contractors. You should now know enough to realize that most quotes will be very similar, if you receive a wide variation in your quote, make sure you ask why. Most paving projects will last 10 – 25 years, so your contractor should take the time to make you feel comfortable that they are the right pick for the job.


This is just an overview of some of the points you should consider when hiring a paving contractor. As you do your own research, you will realize there are a lot of factors that can influence your paving contractor. So don’t rush the selection process, and make sure you choose an experienced paving contractor who you feel comfortable with.