If your driveway has seen better days and repair seems inevitable, there are some things to consider when looking for a company to carry out the work. If, like most homeowners, your driveway is bitumen or asphalt, this isn’t something you can tackle on your own.
Working with bitumen is a specialised field, and most people wouldn’t know the difference between a good repair job and a bad one, which is why some irresponsible individuals claim to be experts and on the surface, their work might look acceptable, but after a short while, it becomes obvious that the work is sub-standard. This is why it is important to use the right company, and here are some important things to consider when hiring someone to resurface your asphalt driveway.
Any company that has a local reputation as being reliable and efficient will try to advertise the fact, so look for a company that has many testimonials from satisfied clients. The first time you make contact with any company, they should be only too happy to send someone round to look at the job and provide you with a no obligation quote. For some companies, it is a question of making the repairs look professional, while other businesses are more focused on the long term results, and will be more interested in customer satisfaction than profit.
What the homeowner wants is an honest assessment of the present condition of the drive, and sometimes a company might see an opportunity to totally resurface a drive that only needs minor repairs. The homeowner is not usually knowledgeable about asphalt and unscrupulous people could easily take advantage of this. It might also work the other way, when a company realises that a total resurface is the best option, but recommends minor repairs as they feel the customer is overly concerned about cost. A small repair job might be OK for a while, but eventually, it will become clear that this was a temporary solution, and a more thorough approach would have solved the problem.
Trust your inner feelings when dealing with tradespeople, and no matter how bad the condition of your dive, do not talk to anyone who makes an unannounced cold call, as this is the only way an unscrupulous person can create new business. We at Mr. Pothole, have extensive experience in both domestic and commercial repairs, and whatever your needs, we feel confident we can give you the very best deal.
With more than 25 years of hands on experience, and many happy customers, we are the leading asphalt repair company in the Perth area, and we are committed to providing a cost effective solution to a range of problems with bitumen covered surfaces. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and we will be happy to advise you on all aspects of your drive.
Whatever your needs, we know driveways and are always ready to give you the benefit of our experience. We can tackle anything from a single pothole to a complete resurface and all remedial services can be managed to leave you with the perfect end result.