Comparing prices is typically a great way to save money by locating true bargains. Many times, it is fine to go with the lowest price found. For example, if three stores offer an identical television set with the same warranty and delivery options, purchasing from the store with the lowest price should not present a problem. Similarly, when choosing between different brands, selecting the cheapest brand can be a viable option if your investment is not significant — trying a different bread or less expensive brand of canned vegetables is not likely to have much of an impact on your budget, even if your family dislikes your choice.
Is The Lowest Price For Sealcoating The Best Option?
However, there are times when automatically selecting the lowest price may not be the best idea. If you are about to undergo open-heart surgery, do you want the cheapest surgeon or the most skilled? If you hate the bulk of Early American furniture, do you really want to forego the sleek, contemporary bedroom suite just because it is a little more expensive? If you tend to wear the same pair of tennis shoes every day, do you want to buy a cheap pair that you will wear out in a month or a slightly more costly pair that will last you six months?
If paving companies are on your list, people who are normally savvy shoppers forget about the times when they would never automatically go with the lowest price or the times that they did and regretted their decision. Whether you need new asphalt for the parking lot of a shopping mall, pavement markings or parking lot sealcoating, you should take the time to evaluate each contractor’s proposal carefully.
• Make sure that you are not comparing apples and oranges. Verify each line item to ensure that each contractor is quoting identical specifications.
• Ask each contractor for recent references and contact them. Inquire about the quality of the work performed as well as the timeliness of the contractor and attitude of his crew while on your site.
• Make a few phone calls to the contractor and his office to determine how easily you can reach someone if you need help.
• Get everything in writing. If the contract indicates an asphalt depth of three inches, for example, and the contractor verbally states that it will be five inches, guess what the actual depth of your new pavement will probably be?
At Asphalt Pavement Solutions, we value our relationship with our customers. We want all customers to believe that they have made the right choice when they select us for their job — and we will work hard to make sure that our finished job proves it. We strive to provide superior quality, outstanding customer service and reasonable rates. APS provides an extensive range of asphalt-related services, including parking lot maintenance, asphalt paving, repairs, pavement marking and much more. You can submit our online form to request a free estimate, or you can call us at (856) 461-1710 or toll-free at 1-800-559-SEAL.