What To Look For In An Asphalt Paving Contractor –

When done correctly, asphalt paving is incredibly durable and long-lasting. In order to obtain the amazing benefits of asphalt, you must choose a high-quality contractor. While it may be tempting to select the least expensive contractor for your commercial asphalt repair or installation project, that choice will not always yield the best results. It is important to look for the qualities below when choosing a contractor. 

Insurance Coverage and Licensing 

Contractors are required to have minimum insurance by state law. However, the best contractors will also have general liability, auto liability, worker’s compensation, and an umbrella policy to protect against accidents. The contractor should be able to provide proof of insurance and licensing as well. 

Experience and Project Portfolio 

Look for contractors with extensive experience. Contractors should certainly have examples of previous work and projects, but the way they communicate should also indicate experience. The entire team should be able to clearly articulate information and provide examples of how they tackled challenging projects in the past. 


Customer satisfaction and quality should be the top priority of the contractor. A high-quality professional will be confident in the work they deliver and be able to offer a warranty that guarantees the work will meet industry standards. You should understand the full extent of the warranty for your project. The best installation experts will also offer guidance to help you extend the life of your new asphalt surface. 

Materials and Equipment 

One of the great qualities of asphalt is that it is reusable. Most asphalt is recycled multiple times, and there are different grades of asphalt. Inquire about the grade and quality of asphalt the contractor offers. Additionally, all machinery and equipment should be in excellent shape. Keep an eye out for properly maintained equipment. Be very wary of any contractor who claims to pave by hand!


Intangibles like honesty and integrity go a very long way for contractors. While it may not seem as important as the cost or tools, the values of your contractor matter. Look for contractors who truly care about their clients and the quality they deliver. You can count on a contractor like that to work with you to get the best results possible. 

Baumgartner & Company Asphalt Services possesses the knowledge, experience, and integrity you need in a contractor. Through over 25 years of excellence and unparalleled customer care, we have built a strong reputation in the Indianapolis area. We will preserve, protect, repair, or build your commercial paved surface. To learn more about our asphalt services or to request your free quote, contact us at 317-296-7225, sales@baumgartnerasphalt.com, or HERE.