Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company
Kalamazoo Asphalt Paving Company

What to Look for in an Asphalt Contractor

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Whether you need commercial parking lot sealcoating or residential driveway paving, you will need the expertise of a professional Kalamazoo asphalt contractor. We understand that hiring an asphalt contractor can be a difficult process, which is why we’ve created this blog post to help you find the right person for the job. Below, you will find a list of things you should look for in any asphalt contractor before making a hiring decision.

Equipment Ownership

When creating your budget for the asphalt paving project, you’ll need accurate estimates of equipment costs. This is why it’s important you ask a potential asphalt contracting company whether they own their own equipment. A company that rents asphalt paving equipment will be subject to price fluctuations, which can increase the price on speed bump installation, asphalt paving, and other asphalt installation services. When hiring an asphalt company, equipment should never be an unknown expense in your budget.


Before you hire an asphalt paving contractor, you’ll want to make sure they have the necessary experience to make your next project a success. Be sure to ask about projects they have done recently that are relevant to the work you want done.

For example, if you need a contractor to make asphalt pavement markings and line striping, you’ll need a contractor with experience in asphalt commercial parking lots. In this situation, a contractor who has only paved residential driveways wouldn’t be an appropriate choice. Be sure to also ask the contractor how many years they’ve been in business to gauge their level of experience.


With the invention of the internet, you are able to access thousands of reviews for local asphalt contractors. However, you should be cautious about putting all your faith into reviews written by strangers. A dishonest contractor may try to write their own reviews or enlist family members and friends to make them look good on the internet.

To avoid fake reviews, we recommend asking the contractor for a list of past clients you can contact. Past clients will be able to let you know if they are happy with the results of their asphalt project and if there were any communication issues with the contractor. Most importantly, references won’t have any motivation to present a false image of the asphalt company.

We know how important it is to find an asphalt contractor you can trust to produce quality results. This is why we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming asphalt project. We want to stress that these main points are to help you get started on your search for an asphalt contractor. You may add other things on your list of questions to ask asphalt contractors.

If you would like to take advantage of our asphalt paving services, feel free to contact our Kalamazoo asphalt contractors at (269) 496-7281. TM Asphalt Sealing is dedicated to helping clients maintain the appearance and function of their asphalt paved surfaces.