There are a number of situations where I fully advocate for trying to go with the cheaper option but there are always a few things that I always say that paying what it takes to ensure a quality job is well worth it. This isn’t to say that the most expensive companies always do a proportionally better job but it is good in some cases to put quality above anything else. Many of these things that are good to make sure that you have done right the first time are things that have to do with the construction or maintenance of your home. I learned this the hard way a few years ago when I got my driveway repaved by a somewhat dodgy company. My new driveway was nice for a few months but then as soon as the winter came the driveway started to split and crack and fall a part. I tried to get a hold of the original company who did the work to see if I could either get my money back or for them to fix the terrible job that they had done but I had no luck. While I was furious that they were going to get away with doing such a shoddy job I was also pretty unsure if I actually wanted to have them do any work on my driveway. After all, what is to say that they wouldn’t have fixed their terrible work with more terrible work? I decided to just let it go and I called another asphalt driveway paver that I had heard good things about from friends of mine. This is one of the most important lessons I have learned recently, it is usually the best idea to get company recommendations from friends or family members who have used the company in the past. If you just pick a company randomly off of the Internet, who knows what you are going to get. So, I called this new asphalt paving company and had them come over to take a look at my driveway. They said that they could fix some of the more problem areas if I wanted but that eventually, since the work was so poorly done to begin with, it would once again start to crack and crumble. Alternatively, they could just tear out the old work and start from scratch. I was unhappy about having to pay again for my driveway asphalt to be repaved but I figured it was better to have this company do it right so that I don’t have to deal with this same problem in a year or so. A few days later they came by and ripped out everything of my old driveway and hauled it all away and a new clean layer of asphalt was paved over my driveway. Now it seems that the driveway is still holding up so now whenever repairs such as this come up in my house I always remember that is it not worth the hassle of going cheap when you can do it right the first time.
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