Locating the Right New York Asphalt Pavement Contractor

Locating the Right New York Asphalt Pavement Contractor
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    You may have heard the term “concrete jungle”.

    This is usually used to define the realities of our urban constructions.


While most who use this term do so in a derogatory manner, the simple truth is that humans have developed to the point where traditional dirt roads cannot just do.

With our heavy machinery, vehicles and traffic, it is only common sense that we move from the stone-age to a setting that can comfortably accommodate and support our current way of life. Our cars need smooth and strong roads to ply on, we need well laid out walkways, car parks and other such amenities.

Thankfully, we long found a way to meet these challenges and one of them is the use of asphalt construction. You can get a more detailed background here.

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Given this reality, asphalt pavement contractors are a very important part of our real estate and construction industry. We will therefore take a moment to examine this service area and how one can find the right contractors in the New York Area.

Services Offered

An asphalt pavement contractor will in most cases be able to provide a number of services which include: asphalt milling and paving, maintenance and repair, drainage, concrete masonry, sweeping and porter services, excavation and site work and even snow and ice management.

Markets that can benefit from these services include: commercial complexes, educational institutions, communities, government establishments, malls and other retail outlets, recreational facilities, medical facilities and any other location that will require carefully laid out lots, pavements, road networks and more.

How to Find the Right Contractors in New York

Locating a New York asphalt pavement contractor requires some care especially if you want to find one that can deliver the goods without any stress to you. You will have to sift through a whole lot of contractors who all claim to be the best. How then can you be sure you are getting the right company?

Here are a few tips you can adopt:

  • Ask for Recommendations

    The easiest way to get started with this process is asking for recommendations. If there are people you are acquainted with, friends or family who have had dealings with such contractors in the New York area and can recommend any, you may find yourself spending less time in the search process. Always try this first because this is the surest way of finding reliable service providers.

    On the flip side, they will also be very quick to warn you off any company that they have had a bad experience with. You are therefore simply enjoying the benefit of their experience – good or bad.

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  • Search Online

    If you ask around and you do not get any recommendations, then your next option is to search online. You will need to perform a location specific search. This is usually referred to as a “near me” search. In this case, you can search for “Asphalt Pavement Contractors in New York”.

    This search will bring up some recommendations that you can look through. Because of the number of companies that offer this service in New York, you will really need to spend some time carefully going through the recommendations before making your selection.

  • Check for Online Reviews

    One of the things you will need to do is check the reviews that past clients have left on independent review sites like Google reviews. This will give you an idea of the quality of service that they provide and how happy their clients were with their work. You can also check with independent rating sites like Better Business Bureau on https://www.bbb.org/ to see how the company you are considering is rated.

  • Ask for Previous Jobs

    Another thing you should do is ask to know previous jobs they have done. More than mere claims and testimonials, seeing a physical example of what a company can do is a sure way of measuring their capabilities.

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  • Get Multiple Quotes

    Finally, to ensure you are getting the best value, get more than one quote. Between three and four quotes should give you a good idea of what is fair. You should also be able to decide on what company is offering the best value. Note that we did not say the cheapest value.

    Having compared reviews, ratings, sample work and quotes, you should be able to make a final decision and be almost certain that the company you choose will get the job done.

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