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What are some tips for finding a good driveway repair contractor?

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To find a good driveway repair contractor, look into multiple options and always check references. Don’t just go for the cheapest contractor, but place emphasis on individual skills and experience.

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Some driveway contractors specialize in asphalt, concrete or other materials. Other contractors have experience with all types of work. For example, a brick driveway requires special skill, so it is important to hire a contractor who possesses these skills for that type of project. After compiling a list of possible contractors, check their references, ratings and reviews. Look into how many customers they have had, what the average rating is and make sure they currently have contractor licenses.

Look for possible red flags when interviewing different contractors. A contractor that doesn’t communicate efficiently or return phone calls may not be the most reliable. Other red flags include a contractor demanding payment up front or failing to draft a contract for the work. If no insurance or license is found, seek another contractor.

It is a good sign when a driveway contractor is honest and doesn’t make false promises. He should talk about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of driveway materials. Look for a contractor who is willing to discuss the potential problems instead of just guaranteeing a flawless result.

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