Why you should be careful when searching and selecting an interlocking paver driveway contractor?
Interlocking paver driveways are the most durable, most cost effective, and most dynamic driveway available. They can be designed and installed to be unique to you, they’re great for any type of climate and most interlocking pavers manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on the pavers. However, the most important aspect of the installation of interlocking pavers driveways is hiring the right contractor to install it.
Anyone... anyone can get into the business of installing interlocking pavers. No experience, little experience or a lifetime of experience... it doesn’t matter.
Now, that’s not meant to demean the good and honest interlocking paver contractors out there... not at all. There are some very honest, hard working folks in the pavers business. But because it IS so simple to get into, there are many paver contractors that start up their business and within a couple of years, a couple of months or even just weeks, their out of business. They’re here today and gone tomorrow leaving many homeowners with poor work and non existent warranties. Think about it... a warranty is only as solid as the company that’s offering it. Anyone can offer a great warranty, but not everyone can stand behind it. And that’s very important when it comes to driveway pavers. They are justifiably the most expensive driveway surface available, and if a person is going to spend the money for interlocking driveway pavers, then making sure the contractor has adequate experience and will be around in the future to honor the warranty should be at the top of the list.
There is little or virtually zero regulation of paver driveways installation. It’s easy to hire the wrong contractor or even worse, get taken by a contractor who’s learned how to make a living figuring out how to profit from interlocking paver scams..
The worst part is... most people don’t even realize it until it’s too late!
Why? How is this so easily done?
Think about it... how many Interlocking Paver Driveways does the average homeowner purchase in a lifetime? One? Maybe 2? Therefore, most homeowners don’t understand the proper installation of interlocking pavers. Some unethical contractors know this. They know most people don’t understand driveway pavers installation, which makes it easy for them to take advantage of us. They know that when we ask them questions, they can simply reply with answers we want to hear, rather than giving us the honest answers. They assure us they’ll do a great job, but conveniently leave out the most important details. Then, when they perform the work, they cut corners to save time and money, and increase their profits. They know their work will last just long enough to get paid. By the time we realize we received a bad job, they’re already long gone with our hard earned money!
Unfortunately we end up spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on repairing their poor installation job.
Compare These Two Pictures Of Interlocking Paver Driveways Below:
It may be an obvious answer to a silly question but, which would you rather have in front of your home?