5 Red Flags to Look Out For When Choosing a Paver Company
Choosing a great paver company is the most important thing you’ll do throughout your entire paver installation process. A quality paver installment company will do its best to guarantee that your high-quality pavers are installed correctly and set up to stay in great shape for years to come. Though no two homes or businesses are alike, there are a few qualities that every home- or business owner should look for in their paver installer in order to guarantee excellent work. At the same time, there are also red flags to look out for when choosing a paver company. By knowing what signs should be deal-breakers for you in your search for a paver installer, you’ll be set up for finding the company that’s best suited to get the job done. To find out about the deal-breaking qualities to look out for in a paver installer, read our tips below.
Selling You Comes Before Informing You
A great paver company – and any service provider – will always prioritize informing you overselling you on a product or service. This is what makes your initial inquiry into a paver installer so crucial. If you’re quickly bombarded with sales tactics, “special” offers, and incentives to pay quickly, it’s a major red flag. Instead, look for a paver provider who not only answers your questions when you first reach out but who asks you questions, as well. A great company will want to give you the best possible service right off the bat – and that means getting to know you, your home, and your vision before trying to get your money.
No Portfolio or Client Reviews
The work that your paver installer does will have a major impact on the appearance and features of your home for years to come. For this reason, it’s absolutely critical that you have access to examples of past projects. A paver company should be able to prove its ability to do great work with more than just promises. If a provider doesn’t have photos and client testimonials from previous jobs, you’ve just run into one of the major red flags to look out for when choosing a paver company.
Vague (or Nonexistent) Pricing Estimates
Chances are, your paver installer won’t be able to give you a pricing estimate the first time you speak to them. This is because they’ll need to take a variety of factors into account: the size of the area you’re having paved, the types and amounts of pavers you want, and other features that’ll impact their scope of work. That being said, a company should give you a clear and accurate estimate before any work is done on your property. If a company delays or avoids conversations about pricing, or if the price they quote you is suspiciously low, it’s a sure-fire sign to walk away.
How a paver company communicates with you before you’re a customer is very telling about how they will communicate with you once you are. Pay special attention to how quickly you get follow-up calls and responses to your initial inquiry. Don’t be shy about asking questions about the work that you need to be done. If you notice that a company you’re considering takes too long to follow up, or gives insubstantial information when they do, it’s time to consider someone else for the job.
No Certification or Licensing
We cannot stress the importance of working with a licensed and certified company enough. When a company is certified, it has met or exceeded rigorous standards for safety, team training, and quality of work. Your home is precious, and it should be entrusted to a paver company that is qualified to do the best work possible. Working with a licensed company is the best way to guarantee high-quality results and peace of mind.
Choosing the right paver installer can be difficult, and finding the right one starts with being aware of the major red flags to look out for when choosing a paver company. By staying attentive to these don’ts, you’ll be well-equipped to find a quality provider capable of making your vision for your home come true. To learn more about paver installation or to get a free quote on installation for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.