When footpaths, car parks, and roads start to wear, the surface dressing is the most cost effective solution to restore and eventually extend their life. It is a much simpler and convenient alternative compared to rebuilding the entire affected surface. But to have a road dressed, the services of the contractor are needed. Choosing a surface dressing contractor can be a daunting task for many, especially those that do not understand the technicalities involved. Here are a few factors to guide you as you select dressing contractors;Factors to consider
Since surface dressing is aimed at reducing maintenance costs, have in mind an idea of how much you are willing to spend on the whole procedure and then find a contractor that can deliver at that price.
The contractor should be able to work within your budget without compromising on the final result. Flexibility in payment terms and the financial stability of the contractor should also be taken into account.
Get to find out the standard of quality of the contractor and subcontractors as well. This can be dome through a review of previous jobs. Having a quality control and assurance department will help build your confidence in the contractors.
Staff’s Behavior and Competence
How does the contractor relate with you and his employees? Does he/she have the relevant experience and resources to carry out the surface dressing successfully? Consider selecting a contractor that can control his staff and manage the available resources well enough to provide pleasing results. If the contractor can offer after services like cleaning up or cause minimal disruption to your routine as they work, then they are better suited for the job.
Safety and Legal Compliance
Surface dressing contractors that are safety conscious and comply with legal requirements will minimize any risks. Select a contractor that pays attention to security by having necessary safety gear like hard hats and shoes and even has insurance and warranty for employees and equipment.
Get a contractor that can work on the agreed time. A good contractor should be flexible in that he can resolve problems and make critical decisions during the construction stage without affecting the progress of the job.
What do previous clients say about the contractor? Would they hire his/her services again? Remember that a contractor may have the relevant skills for the job but lack the professionalism to communicate and …