Avoid Hiring Rogue Allan Block Paving Contractor

Posted by Andrea Skoch on December 24th, 2020

If you had cold-called by a paving contractor there is no surety whether they were genuine or not. They well could be, but if you wish to avoid the cowhand pathway installers then you must first see if they’re what they pretend. Always check if the Certified Allan block contractor is genuine by following preferably all of the tips given below.

Check their license

If they don't possess a license then don't allot them work. Remember, a business card can’t be entertained as a valid ID. Anybody could design a business card. Many contractors want to disperse their cards so that more people know them and contact them when needed. If you have such a card, call them on given number before you agree to any work being done on the patio, driveway, or porch.

Look at their previous work

A good trustworthy low voltage outdoor lighting expert should be able to show you block paving and lighting work that they have carried out before. If they cannot demonstrate you any portfolio they have done why take the chance. If they do show you previous works then go and have a look. Make sure that the backyard pavers they show you were actually installed by them. Call their client and ask the owners for confirmation.

Are they associated with a trade body?

There are a number of trade bodies connected with landscaping and paving contractors that build retaining walls and install Allan blocks. It can be easy to ask the certified Allan block contractor if they have been associated with any of these bodies. If they are members of a trade body, you can expect fair and up to the standard work from them.

Do have a website and business address?

Make sure you thoroughly check the website of the contractor before hiring them. This will give you enough information about their business, services, and contact details. Save their numbers in your phone so that you could call them if a problem with the driveway or patio occurs at a later date. Many suppliers of paving stones, bricks, and sand, have connections with the contractors as well, so check with them to see if they would recommend them.

Many of the leading installers of Allan block paving offer a 10-year guarantee against faults with their work. They tend to offer guaranteed workmanship and explain how you can keep your hardscape sound and intact for years. Additionally, they advise low voltage outdoor lighting which highlights your landscaping features.

To avoid hiring a rogue contractor for your driveway paving, patio, or walkways, you should read reviews of their past projects, know their work experience, and ask for necessary license and permit details.

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