As a consumer, either residential or commercial, it is your obligation to protect yourself against dishonest contractors, inferior products,and scam artist. Unfortunately the asphalt paving and Seal Coating industries have seen no shortage of these types of operations. All the information we have provided to you in this website is designed to educate our customers about the specific details of how Wrights Paving operates. The following information details what you
need to watch out for when hiring a contractor. Although these examples present some particular circumstances of fraudulent activity, remember to always use your best judgment.
If the deal seems to good to be true, it most likely is.
1. Always deal with a local, reputable contractor, who is either know by you or can provide local references. Avoid dealing with ''gypsies''or companies with no set locations, but rather travel from state to state soliciting business on the spot. There is often no way of a consumer knowing the quality of the product being applied, nor the expertise with which it is applied.If you are approached by someone offering their services, and they have out of state license plates, be cautious. They will be impossible to reach by the time you notice the lack of quality. Wright's Paving & seal Coating owner "Chuck Wright"was born and resides in the Hanover area
2. Always insist on written quotes, with terms and descriptions that are understandable and measurable. State laws requires that many jobs include a signed contract prior to beginning work. Your estimate should include details such as square footage to be paved,or have specific dimensions. Never agree to hire someone who charges sealant by the gallon, or asphalt by the ton. You will not be able to confirm the accuracy of the application. Contractors like Wright's Paving & Seal Coating will always provide a firm bid with the total price, with no surprises.
3. Avoid the popular scam of "Left Over Material". If you are approached by someone claiming to have either asphalt or sealer left over from a previous job, stay away. Reputable contractors carefully calculate such expensive materials, and never have enough product left over to do another entire job. They may offer you a great deal, but you can expect to get what you are paying for. There is usually no need to quickly dispose of excessive liquid seal coat, as it will always be usable the next day. If someone is looking to quickly use hot asphalt, they probably don't have enough time to lay it properly due to cooling and the result will be a driveway sure to fail. Never be pressured into agreeing to have work done immediately.
4. Ask lots of questions, find out all you can from the contractor of your choice. We enjoy educating the public about the benefits of seal coating, and we want you to have the best possible understanding of the asphalt paving process. If the person you are speaking to seems unsure, or tends to avoid directly answering your questions, walk away, or simply call "Wright's Paving & Seal Coating at 804-798-1744. We'll be glad to help you with your
decision making process.
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