Are you pavers faded, cracked, uneven or some of them are missing? What you need is paver restoration. This is a service meant to restore the beauty of your pavers. The contractor you hire will replace damaged or missing pavers, remove weeds, make sure the surface is even as well as seal your pavers. Sealing the pavers cost more but will make your pavers last longer and simplify maintenance. All in all, if you are looking for a way to get the best results, here are some of the key things you must do.
Get several quotes
A common mistake homeowners make is that of hiring the first contractor that comes their way. While it is possible to get the best man for the job the first time round, it is always wise to take time to look at what other contractors have to offer. That is why you should always get multiple quotes before committing to a contractor for paver restoration.
The rule of thumb is always to get not less than three estimates from different contractors. This will give you an idea of how much the project will cost. To avoid hiring the wrong person for the job, go a step further and ask for references. You also need to take a look at the contractor’s most recent work and what their clients are saying about their work. To avoid misunderstandings, get everything in writing. If a contractor does not detail everything in a contract, don’t sign it.
Understand the basics of paver repair
Another very important thing you should do is learn a few things about paver repair and restoration. How is it done? What should a solid base be made of? How is drainage done? Which are the best pavers to use? The best thing about educating yourself about paver installation and repair is that you will avoid second-guessing your contractor as he works. You will also avoid being scammed when a contractor asks for items that are not needed in paver installation or restoration.
Don’t pay everything upfront
Last but not least, you must never pay everything upfront. As a matter of fact, you need to avoid any contractor that requires you to pay the full price before work starts. Generally, you will be required to pay a deposit which ranges from 10 to 50 percent of the total cost of the project. If a contractor asks for more than this, take that as a red flag.
The key to getting the best results in paver restoration is hiring the right person for the job. If you don’t feel comfortable working with a certain contractor, feel free to move on to another one.