Five Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Sealcoating Contractor

Need some advice on what to look for in a sealcoating contractor? Well, you have come to the right site. The following are just 3 of the mistakes you should not do when looking for a contractor to sealcoat your surfaces.

Taking the lowest price

Don’t get us wrong, we are not here to tell you how to spend your money. However, when service and quality are not that important to you and your budget is restricted, then, by all means, take multiple bids and choose the contractor that has the lowest price. However, don’t kid yourself, just like everything else in life, price and quality do go hand in hand. And by choosing the lowest price, you are choosing the contractor that has the least incentive to do a good job. After all, you have already shown them that price is all you care about! So you only have yourself to blame when the end result is a sub-standard job.

Hiring a sealcoating contractor that is not insured

Even though you may think not much can go wrong when you have your driveway sealcoated, you should always err on the side of caution and hire a contractor that is insured. For example, an unexpected rainstorm can splash the sealcoat on a homeowner’s garage door, siding, and concrete or brick sidewalk, and even though the contractor can’t control the weather, you will be protected if they are insured.

Only sealcoat when it is in need of repair or replacement

This is probably one of the biggest and costliest mistakes you can make. Even though sealcoating will enhance the appearance of your driveway, not to mention giving significant protection against the elements, there is no structural advantage to just sealcoating your driveway. When your driveway has low spots or badly cracked areas, the chances are great that you have a base problem and should repair damaged areas or even replace the entire driveway. Sealcoating it will not solve the problem.

We offer our services in and around the Vancouver, WA area, so if you would like to know about the services we at Striping and SealCoat Specialties LLC have to offer, please call us now at (503) 914-9837.