No matter whether you’re paving a residential driveway or a commercial parking lot, asphalt paving is no small investment. A badly constructed asphalt pavement can end up costing you heaps of money, time, and stress in the long run. That’s why it’s extremely important that you hire the right asphalt contractor for the job straight away, and one surefire way of doing that is by asking the right questions. To help ensure your next experience with an asphalt contractor is as smooth and stress-free as possible, we’ve listed four key questions to ask your asphalt contractor before hiring them.

1. How Much Experience Do You Have in the Asphalt Paving Industry?

Rather than how many years an asphalt paving contractor has been in business, you should be more concerned about their experience. You want to hire a contractor with plenty of proven experience working on residential, commercial, and industrial asphalt surfaces and its subbase. Choosing an experienced asphalt contractor ensures they can be trusted, and you can rest easy knowing your asphalt pavement will be properly constructed.

As one of the top names in Calgary paving companies, Holloway Paving specializes in all aspects of asphalt paving and leverages expertise handed down from decades of family experience and local experience in the industry.

2. Are You Fully Licensed and Insured?

Despite accidents being rare among asphalt contractors, you want to be prepared for the worst and make sure you’re covered for any unexpected accidents.  After all, you’ll be trusting them with your property, so you’ll want to make sure they’re properly licensed and insured against any damage that may be caused.

As part of our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and all bystanders, pedestrians, and drivers around our project, Holloway Paving is fully licensed and insured. Our strict adherence to health and safety protocols has seen us become and remain one of Calgary’s most trusted paving companies for over 20 years.

3. Can You Show Me Examples of Past Work?

Any reputable asphalt paving contractor will be more than happy to showcase their workmanship and should have a list of past projects readily available for you to look through. Even better, though, is when you’re able to see the driveways and surfaces they’ve built in person. If a potential contractor is proud of their past work and confident in their past customer’s satisfaction, they should have no issues providing you with real-life examples of past work.

4. How Much Do Your Services Cost & Do You Offer a Free Estimate?

One of the most important things to ask any asphalt contractor before hiring them is how much their services cost, bearing in mind that a reputable contractor will offer a fair market quotation.  If you receive an extremely low quotation, be careful; some contractors may tack on unexpected costs and charges to your final bill, so be sure to request a full estimate for your scope of work upfront. Of course, the final cost of your chosen services should be based on the time, type, and extent of work to be done. Nevertheless, most reputable asphalt paving companies should be able to provide you with an accurate estimate for any paving job you consider them for.

At Holloway Paving, we’re more than happy to offer you a free estimate on any of our asphalt paving services. Contact us today at 403-975-3030 or email us at to find out what really makes us one of Calgary’s most trusted asphalt paving contractors.