Driveway Paving Checklist

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Protect yourself from costly mistakes!
Make sure your paving contractor knows your driveway needs way more than just a black top!
Your driveway – The right way checklist

  • Are you registered with the State of Connecticut? Yes
  • Are you a Member of Your Major Trade Association(s)? What is it / are they? National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) & National Pavement Contractors Association (NPCA)
  • Do you have a permanent place of business? Can we reach you during business hours? Yes
  • Are you a member of the BBB and the Certified Contractors NetWork? Yes / Yes
  • Is your record with the Better Business Bureau free of any unresolved complaints? Yes
  • How many years have you been in business? 50+7. Do you have Workman’s Compensation Insurance? Can I see proof of coverage? $500,000 / Yes
  • Do you have Liability Insurance? Can I see proof of coverage? Yes
  • How much Liability Insurance Coverage do you carry? $2 Million
  • Will you provide Third-Party Documentation that these coverages are in effect at the time the work is being performed? Yes
  • Are you able to handle drainage & other excavation problems? Yes
  • Do you have the right equipment to identify and remediate sub grade problems? Yes
  • Will my asphalt be installed at the recommended temperature for installation day? Yes
  • Are you responsible for proper sub grade, base, and compacted asphalt thickness? Yes (per specs if offered)
  • Will you use a vibratory plate compactor and/or 3-5 ton vibratory roller on my driveway? Yes
  • Do you follow the accepted practice of a compacted HMA layer of 5x the largest stone diameter? Yes
  • Will you drive a loaded dump truck over my prepped driveway base looking for deflections? Yes
  • What pitch will you create to insure my driveway will drain properly? 1/4 inch per foot (or greater when possible)
  • Will you guarantee, in writing, my yard will be returned to as near to pre-construction condition as possible? Yes
  • Did you show up with asphalt “left over” from a job “down the street?” No
  • Are your workers drug tested? Yes
  • Do your workers receive continual training in customer service, as well as technical training? Yes
  • Do you have references? 8,101**
  • Do you have a written warranty for Both material and workmanship? Yes
  • Do you install aprons, curbs, edgings, borders, etc. with your Own crew whenever possible? Yes
  • Do you offer repair and maintenance services? Yes