Householders often know that they want their driveways or parking lots keeping spic and span, but often don’t really know much more than this.
A lot of them are confused as how to go about asphalting their property.
Sometimes, we get called to homes – and businesses – which have had a driveway installed by someone who is not a professional.
Nine times out of ten, this is a job that we end up having to fix because it has not been done correctly.
There are a lot of people, and even companies, out there offering the services that a professional company does, but at a reduced rate.
It is never a good idea to use these companies’ services.
This is because they are not really professionals and don’t know what they are doing.
Here is why you should always hire a pro, even if it seems a little bit more expensive at the time.
IT WILL SAVE YOU TIME
The general contractor or handyman who offers his services as a driveway paver might be able to save you a dollar or two – but what about their timekeeping?
They will not be as experienced as a dedicated asphalt maintenance service are and therefore, be unable to work to the same tight and exacting timescales as a professional can.
Will you even get a schedule from your handyman about how long the job will take?
A professional will always inform you of the schedule, as well as do the job as quickly as possible.
IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY
Although the price quoted by the general handyman might seem lower, it is almost guaranteed to cost you more in the long run.
This is for many reasons.
The quote they have given you has missed out some expenses, which they will sting you for at the end of the job.
Or, the job they are doing will be so poor quality that you have to have it redone – costing you double in the long run.
Hiring anyone other than a pro is always a false economy, so do yourself a favor and hire the right person for the job, first time around.
IT WILL COME WITH PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
As well as paving your driveway, a professional will be able to advise you on the best maintenance tips.
They will also have used the highest quality products for the job and factored in such details as the local weather conditions.
This means your driveway will stand the best chance possible against everything that the environment has to throw at it!