Concrete can be tricky to work with. If you don’t mix it just right, it can set up too quickly and have bumps and lumps in it. Or, it can take forever to set up and it will get debris embedded in it. And, worst of all, it could refuse to set up at all. The bigger the projects that you are thinking of undertaking, the more you should consider having a professional handle it for you. No matter how small you think it is, unless you are only parking matchbox cars there, a driveway is a pretty sizable project. Hire a professional for the job and take some of the worry out of building your driveway. A professional driveway contractor will:
- Ensure a smooth, even finish to your completed driveway.
- Maintain even drainage to prevent future buckling of the concrete.
- Bring enough tools and materials to complete the job.
- Bring a large enough crew.
- Keep you from having to spend your entire weekend trying to figure out driveway contracting.
Not all driveway contractors are the same, however. Any man with a truck, a wheelbarrow and a bag of cement can call himself a driveway builder. What you need to do is to make sure you are hiring only the best in the field. A professional driveway contractor will:
- Be certified, bonded and insured to perform these services in New Jersey.
- Have a professionally trained crew to assist him.
- Have all of the necessary equipment to complete the job.
- Be knowledgeable of all zoning laws and regulations.
- Obtain all necessary building permits for the project.
- Comply with all employment laws for New Jersey.
- Be ready to present photo id at the beginning of the job.
- Have references, including photos from previous clients.
- Welcome all research into his business history.
- Belong to at least one local professional organization.
Make sure that you get a written estimate of both the price and the length of time it will take to get the job done. Also, make sure that you have a safe and adequate place to park your car until the driveway project is fully completed.
A well built driveway is an attractive touch to your home and adds instant value to. Consider the driveway contractor to be an investment in the continued value and enjoyment of your home for many years to come.