Choosing a Reliable Concrete Contractor
concrete adds an interesting touch to driveways, patio floors and other
surfaces. It’s possible to work on this type of home improvement project
yourself if you have the right equipment and knowledge of how to do it. If you
would rather leave your concrete project in the hands of a professional, then
it’s important to choose a dependable concrete contractor.
online search for concrete contractors in your area should produce several
results, but you’ll need to do some research to determine how reliable they
are. When you give them a call or set up a consultation, ask the following
much experience do you have in the concrete business? Ideally, they should
have at least five years of experience working in the concrete industry.
up-to-date is your training? Skilled concrete contractors take the time to
attend seminars or continuing education classes that are relevant to the
industry. This helps them stay current on news and developments within the
concrete industry, which means they’ll have knowledge of the most recent
products on the market, as well as the latest techniques.
you insured? The concrete contractor you hire should have general
liability insurance and workmen’s compensation to reduce your risk of
running into legal issues if a worker is injured on your property.
names of three references that the contractor has worked with during the past
year. Give each a call to discuss how the work went and to see how satisfied
they were with the completed project.
you’ve gathered quotes from several contractors, look at what they’re charging
and how quickly they can finish the project. Be wary of contractors who charge
low rates and provide a short timeframe. Focus on contractors who provide a
reasonable timeframe and rate, even if it means paying more.
Reading through the Contract
details about the project should appear in writing in the contract in order to
reduce the chance of running into complications or disagreements that could
delay it. Look over the entire contract to make sure you’ve read and understand
all the terms before signing.
can help you find the right concrete contractor. We maintain partnerships with
several contractors and can recommend the best one for your project. When you
purchase your supplies, ask us for a recommendation and we’ll be happy to
assist you. Interested? Contact us today!