DO YOUR RESEARCH
Driveways take a lot of physical tolls throughout their years: cars weighing a few thousand pounds’ park on them and winter ice and snow can take a toll on them as well. To transform your driveway into a smooth plane of asphalt that’s aesthetically pleasing and enhances the look of your home can be a difficult task if you don’t have the right equipment and experience. So how should you choose a company from the many driveway paving contractors out there? We at McFarlane Paving want to offer some tips on how to choose a reputable paving company.
Research well so you don’t get trapped in scams. Browse the web; all reputable paving companies have a verified website. You can find almost everything you want to know before hiring a driveway paving contractor right on their website. Read as much as you can about the company. Look for reviews; if there are more positive reviews than negative, that’s obviously a positive sign. Most, if not all companies will have mixed reviews but don’t be scared off that. A few negative reviews are normal; it is sometimes a part of the rival’s strategy to solicit bad reviews against their competitors. We are very proud of the many great reviews we have for you to read on our website and not one bad review from an actual customer we serviced going all the way back to 1959. That’s right, 1959.
Don’t hesitate in asking questions, you are paying the company fair and square and you have all the right to clear your queries. For example, ask the driveway paving company if they are insured. We encourage you to ask us as many questions as you want till you are satisfied with the response. You can even ask us to explain the entire asphalt paving process and we shall be more than happy to do so.
You should also know about the company’s crew. Who are they, how long have they been with the company, etc. Our crew consists of its owners and founder Peter McFarlane Senior, Peter McFarlane Junior, and Brennan McFarlane, as well as several men that have been with the company for over 20 years.
It is necessary for a good paving company to be insured. Be alarmed if you hear extremely low prices, it is possible that the company does not carry insurance. The biggest con of not having insurance is that you will have to pay in case the contractor or his men are hurt, or meets with an accident while working on your driveway. If that were to happen, under New Jersey state law you are held liable. When a business like ours has been around since the late 1950’s, we’ve had to have followed all the rules and regulations to stay in business. Which means we have all of the necessary certifications, licenses, and of course we are fully insured.
Don’t let the low prices fool you. As I mentioned above, low prices often correspond to unsuccessful companies. Also, beware of scams. A contractor might show up at your door offering you a surprisingly low price for the driveway paving project you asked them to quote you. They may say things such as we are offering you a huge discount because we have a lot of material left from another paving job. Do not fall for it, these are just scams. All reputable paving companies like ours are very transparent with their prices. They use good quality material and the right amount of it as we do so that your left with a properly paved driveway for years to come. Make the right choice once; you do not get your driveway paved every day.
We offer a great service at fair price and our results last a very long time. For more information or a free driveway paving estimate, give us a call at 201-664-2696.
Welcome to the McFarlane Asphalt Driveway Paving Company. Allow me the opportunity to offer our professional commitment to you. McFarlane Paving is proud to be a contractor who brings value to the marketplace; value that is represented through years of experience and dedication to the best interest of our customers. Be assured that our asphalt driveway paving proposal is offered with our intention to deliver to you the value that is inherent in our almost 60 years tradition of service. We look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship.
A few words before we get started on the good, the bad, and the ugly side of searching on the Internet for an asphalt driveway paving contractor. The Internet has made it possible for literally all consumers to access literally any business worldwide. That is a good thing. The bad thing is that a lot of these asphalt driveway paving contractors businesses main intention is to seduce the consumer with low prices and then a poorly done asphalt driveway paving job And in some cases no product at all. When it comes to asphalt driveway paving in Bergen County, New Jersey this is especially true. Here are a few tips I have discovered while researching asphalt driveway paving contractors in Bergen County, New Jersey. It seems to me that a lot of scammers tend to buy pay per click driveway paving advertising at the top of all internet drivewy paving pages. they can simply throw up a new name in a very short time at the beginning of the asphalt paving season in order to suck the busy consumer in with shoddy driveway paving and cheap asphalt work Then there are a lot of asphalt driveway paving companies in Bergen County, New Jersey that try to compete with the scammers by lowering their prices and producing shoddy workmanship and paving driveways using one third of the required asphalt paving and stone products which leads to asphalt driveways literally falling apart in a year or two and sometimes even sooner. A properly constructed asphalt driveway will probably cost you 30% more from a legitimate paving contractor it will look terrific and last 10 to 15 times longer. McFarlane Paving is beginning its 57th year paving asphalt driveways in Bergen County, New Jersey in 2016 we will take pride in every single driveway we do. As we have done for 57 years. We will not seduce you into paving with a low price and a phony driveway. You will pay a fair price for the best service and quality in the alphalt driveway paving company in Bergen County New Jersey.
Some of the products and services we provide for our clients include custom designed paved driveways, walks, steps, retaining walls, Belgian block curbing, and drainage systems with area drains or trench drains for your paving along with dry wells. Whatever your specific needs may be, McFarlane Asphalt Driveway Paving Company is ready to provide it. We understand that a well designed and constructed asphalt driveway plays an important role in the overall appearance and the value of your home. For this reason, we provide the asphalt driveway paving service in Bergen County, NJ for driveway paving installation. Your home is your largest investment and quality workmanship and skill can add value to that investment.
Here at McFarlane Asphalt Driveway Paving Company, your NJ driveway paving contractor we understand that concrete is not always the recommended solution for a driveway or patio. Concrete can be prone to cracking in extreme weather conditions. These cracks cannot be repaired without leaving "scars" on the surface. For a beautiful alternative to brittle concrete, asphalt paving is a strong candidate. Because it is more flexible, the expansion that comes with hot weather and the contraction that comes with cold weather won't affect it nearly as much as concrete. It is also more resistant to ground stresses and can be easily repaired. Paving creations and design that express the vision you hold for your Driveways to produce elegant curb appeal for your home that will add to its value and serve you for years to come. Call us today to see how paving will beautify your home and make it the envy of the neighborhood!
Belgian blocks provide a beautiful curb appear also known as cobblestones as they are naturally occurring; it is easier to use them for curbing or paving. We have some excellent examples of creative curb work in our photo section that highlight the pleasing results of using Belgian blocks. You can create an expressive curb or driveway that will impress all your neighbors.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
Peter McFarlane at 201-664-2696.