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Asphalt Paving Sealcoat Striping, Maryland
Why Hire a Maryland Asphalt Paving Contractor?Asphalt has a number of advantages over concrete, especially during Maryland's winters. Asphalt is more flexible, often handles temperature changes better and is not as vulnerable to damage from salt. Repairs are often more economical because it is sometimes easier to replace sections of paving than sections of concrete.
7 Things to Know When Hiring an Asphalt Contractor in Maryland1. Ask for referrals of you paving contractor and check on them.
2. Know what type of underlay will be used and how thick it will be. Insufficient or improper underlay causes potholes, cracks and a much shorter life-span for the asphalt.
3. Where will drains and drainage pipe be installed?
4. A good asphalt contractor has equipment to compact the underlay.
5. Make sure that the paving company is insured and that it is licensed if applicable. If the subject property is less than four units, the contractor is required to be licensed by Maryland. Verify Maryland Home Improvement License.
6. Make sure that the contract explicitly lays out what will be done.
7. Once you have established the specs for the job, have qualified contractors bid on the same specs. Remember that the cheapest contractor isn't always providing the best value.
Why Should I Hire Only a Maryland Licensed & Insured Paving Contractor?Where ever licensing is required, only licensed paving contractors can pull permits when contractor is used. Damage or injury caused by a non-licensed contractor can result in denial of coverage. Professional Property Managers wont assume the liability of hiring an uninsured paving contractor - smart homeowners don't either.
Bonding can cover costs of repairing problems caused by contractor error. Talk to your Insurance Agent about what you need to require from your asphalt contractor in Maryland. You can find Workers Comp data here.