Finding the Right Sealcoating Contractor
In order for one’s asphalt to last through the years, it is important to find a reliable sealcoating contractor. There are a lot of contractors in the business and the truth is, not all are as competent as we’d all like. Therefore, it is necessary to keep a few things in mind in order to avoid these ineffective contractors.
First off, one should always remember that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. There are a lot of fly-by-night contractors out there who are out for no good. These contractors make use of low quality materials and while their work may be impressive at first, it may show its true colours after a couple of months. There are also those that take advantage of old people; some even charge up to 5 times the original price simply because they know they could get away with it. Just to be on the safe side, be sure to ask for a business card, an office address & number, or perhaps even a company website.
When it comes to sealcoating supplies, it is necessary to know what kind of asphalt sealer one’s contractor intends to use. More professional contractors will make use of high-tech machinery such as a holding tank and a pump hose. This makes the job not only easier to do, but also, it is able to deliver more effective results.
Also, make sure that the contractor knows what he’s doing. While one may not have extensive knowledge on seal coating, asking will never hurt. In fact, one might even surprise the contractor by sharing common knowledge about seal coating that only professionals know. For instance, one may want to remind the contractor not to apply any type of sealer on asphalt that is less than 3 months old. If a customer were to present this knowledge to the contractor then he’d know that the client means business and that there is no room for him to fool around.
Perhaps the most important thing is to find a contractor that one learns to trust. Anyone can get the most cutting edge sealcoating supplies, but a customer’s trust is definitely something one can never buy. However, without the trust factor in place, it would be very difficult to find a working, professional relationship with the contractor. There’s no need to settle for a contractor one may not have a feel for as there are definitely more fish in the sea.