Finding Contractors to Repair and Install Driveways
October 15, 2009
Whether you are looking for a new driveway or need to repair an existing one it's important to choose a contractor with experience installing or repairing driveways. For new installation you first need to decide if you want brick, concrete or asphalt - once you know that you can make inquiries and hire someone able to perform a driveway install job. The best way to find a good contractor is to talk to people you know who have recently installed a new driveway or have hired someone for driveway repair. You want to choose someone who is reputable and does quality work. Even if they guarantee they will make good on all the work they do it is time consuming for both you and the contractor if they have to return to fix their mistakes.
Another thing you want to do before you finalize the contract with the company you have chosen for your driveway install or driveway repair project is making sure you have the room for the driveway's dimensions. You don't want to obtain a quote for a particular size only to find out when the work begins that you don't have the room for that large of a driveway. In order to know the length of width of any driveway you need to know specifically where your property lie is - you don't want to have to share your new driveway with your neighbor because your two driveways cross those property lines. If you are uncertain you may want to hire a surveyor to help you define the scope of your property before you begin. If you're only doing driving repair this step is unnecessary but for a driveway install it is essential to know where your property line ends.