3 Things to Consider When Selecting an Asphalt Paving Contractor

3 Things to Consider When Selecting an Asphalt Paving Contractor
Consider these three things when choosing an asphalt paving contractor for your next project.

Deciding on an asphalt paving contractor for your commercial project or residential development can be a challenge. Depending on the scale of your project, you may be working with your contractor for a long time. The outcome of your asphalt installation will impact the appearance of your business or neighborhood for years to come. Because of this, it is essential that you choose a reputable asphalt paving company that provides excellent work and quality customer service. Consider these three things when choosing an asphalt paving contractor for your next project.

1. Experience

One of the most vital attributes of an asphalt paving contractor is their experience. You should consider candidates with an extensive history of successfully completing paving projects in your area. Local contractors will know about unique regional challenges such as weather. Experienced professionals can use their work history or portfolio to demonstrate the quality of work that they provide, giving you peace of mind. Reliable Contracting has been serving customers all over Maryland and Washington, D.C. for over 90 years, and our body of work includes airports, highways, residential developments, and more.

2. Appropriately Licensed and Insured

As with any contractor, your asphalt paving professionals should be appropriately licensed and insured. One pitfall that is common for homeowners is hiring unqualified pavers for their small home paving projects. While it might seem tempting to have your driveway repaved for cheap by the guys driving around with a truck full of asphalt, many of these operations are scams. Not only that, but unlicensed and uninsured contractors can cause more harm than good by doing shoddy work, damaging your property, or injuring themselves or others. Your asphalt paving contractor should be extremely forthcoming with their license and insurance information. This protects both you and your contractor from the negative consequences of accidents on site.

3. Green Construction Practices

Now more than ever, environmental conservation efforts are critical for our planet. When deciding on an asphalt paving contractor, look for companies that place an emphasis on minimizing their negative environmental impact. Asphalt paving contractors may be able to recycle your old asphalt, incorporate recycled aggregate, or use warm mix asphalt to help you reduce your project’s carbon footprint. Not only are green construction practices great for the environment, but they can also earn LEED points for your site.

Reliable is extremely dedicated to using green practices and recycling materials whenever possible. Reliable’s Waugh Chapel Asphalt Plant received two awards this year from the National Asphalt Pavers Association, one of which was the Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation. This award was given based on Reliable’s environmental, social, and economic impact. 


Reliable is dedicated to delivering quality products, displaying professionalism within the firm, seeking new opportunities for expansion and profitability, and providing an environment for individual success. If you have a commercial or residential construction project that you need taken care of, please contact Anne Arundel County’s largest site-work contractor today by calling 410-987-0313 or visiting our website. You can also follow Reliable Contracting on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.

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