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Buyer's Guide: Choosing a Contractor

Choosing the Right Paving Contractor

The paving industry is a competitive one and on the surface, price seems to be everything. Smart buyers dig in and do their research, so we’ve provided a buyer’s guide to help. Learn what you need to know about thickness, compacted thickness and cost-cutting industry practices to watch out for.

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Loewen Paving’s Guide to Choosing a Paving Contractor was written to help paving buyers navigate the competitive world of driveway paving. Many of the tips shown are broadly applicable to all types of paving. Available as a downloadable PDF. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE HERE

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Use our Buyer’s Guide to help you select and hire a paving company. We didn’t write it—a customer did! You’ll learn how to protect yourself by asking the hard questions that some outfits would rather not answer.
When paving material is laid down, it has to be compacted (steamrolled). That's why, when you are told you are getting 2 1/2 inches, you need to know if that’s before or after it gets squashed down to 1 inch. Ask!
  • Make sure the contractor is local. Local businesses are more accountable;
  • Research the contractor. BBB ratings, Yelp, star ratings and testimonials;
  • Get an estimate. Get everything in writing. Learn what “After Compaction” means;
  • Ask questions. Who is doing the actual paving? Them, or somebody else?