When people join a homeowners association, they do so with certain expectations. They expect the HOA to help them protect their homes’ value by providing a neat, well-maintained environment. They expect the HOA to deal with neighbors who violate the covenants and restrictions. They expect the HOA to maintain all common areas so that they are attractive and safe. When it comes to asphalt paving, HOA members expect the HOA to keep pavements in good repair and adequately maintained so that every pavement reaches its full life expectancy. If you represent an HOA, you may be unsure how to find the right contractor for your paving needs.
What an HOA Should Look For in a Philadelphia Paving Contractor
What Are the First Things to Look For When an HOA Is Selecting a Paving Contractor?
You want to make sure that the contractor is experienced in the types of paving services that you need. For example, if you need parking lot striping, a contractor whose only experience is sealcoating suburban driveways might not be the best choice for your project. You want a reputable contractor who can provide you with references you can check. The contractor you select should also be fully insured and appropriately licensed. Look for a contractor who treats you with respect. If a potential asphalt contractor is unwilling or unable to explain the steps involved in a process, ignores your questions, or tries to pressure you into signing a contract immediately, this may not be someone with whom you want to work. If the contractor’s reputation, credentials, experience, and attitude pass your evaluation, you can then look for the additional skills required to perform successful work for an HOA.
What Additional Skills Does a Paving Contractor Need When Working for an HOA?
The contractor you select should have excellent planning skills. For example, a paving project for an HOA can be much more complex than many commercial paving projects. Your HOA may need several streets resurfaced or asphalt sealcoating for multiple parking lots. You cannot simply shut down your entire community for the duration, so your contractor must know how to plan the entire project to minimize the inconvenience to your residents.
The contractor you select should also have good communication skills. He must make sure that he is on the same page as you, know how to explain in clear, unambiguous terms any actions that you need to take, and keep in touch with you throughout the project.
Your contractor and his team members should be able to interact with residents as needed. There is a right way and a wrong way to tell a driver that he cannot park in a particular spot because his vehicle will interfere with the work, for example. Residents may approach workers with questions about the project, ridiculous complaints, or not-so-helpful suggestions. If your residents feel that they have been treated rudely by your contractor, you can bet that you will hear about it.
What Paving Services Might an HOA Need?
The services your specific HOA might need depend on the pavements that you have in your community. Common services include asphalt sealcoating, street and parking lot repair, traffic sign installation, pavement markings and lot striping, and asphalt resurfacing.
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C&C Super Seal offers an extensive range of commercial and residential paving services, including sealcoating, line striping, asphalt paving, thermoplastic line striping, parking lot bollards, asphalt crack repair, snow removal, and pothole repair. We have been serving customers throughout the greater Philadelphia area since 1998. We are a well-respected company with an impeccable reputation for providing exceptional work and superior customer service at reasonable prices. To request a free quote, give us a call at 267-223-9906 or fill out the online form.