Do you need a concrete contractor for a domestic or commercial construction project? Before you go any further, there are a few things you need to know! Not every contractor is the same, and opting for the wrong company could cost you thousands of dollars.
But don’t panic – we’ve compiled a list of the things you need to look out for when choosing a concrete contractor, including practical steps you can take to ensure you get value-for-money. By the end of this article, you’re going to know how to find the perfect concrete contractor for your project. Ready to get started? Good, let’s go!
1. Do your research
If you’ve never used a contractor before, you probably don’t know where to start. A price comparison site is a
good place to begin your research as you’ll find a number of concrete contractors in your area; you can then
compare services based on price and other factors.
Once you’ve whittled down the list to two or three companies you are interested in, contact them directly and find out more. You’ll want to find out how long it will take for the contractor to complete the project and whether there are any additional costs or hidden charges (for example, if the contractor has to work during the weekend). You might also want to ask for references or find out which companies the contractor has worked with previously.
Find out about what type of work the contractor specializes in, for example:
- Patios and driveways
- Large commercial projects
- Stamped concrete or textured concrete
- Paths and decking for residential properties
2. Find out about the company
Third-party review websites can be a good place to ascertain how long a contractor has been in the business
and the type of customer service they provide. These reviews are submitted by previous clients and customers – providing you with lots of useful information when searching for the perfect concrete contractor.
The longer a contractor has been in business, the more experience they will have. When it comes to price, a contractor that charges more for his services doesn’t always mean that he’s better; however, cheaper contractors might use less expensive materials, resulting in a poorer quality end-result. This isn’t always the case, so always do your research and find out about the contractor’s previous work.
3. Find out about insurance
You will need to choose a contractor who has the right insurance to provide you with the protection you need. This information should be listed on their website, but if it’s not, contact the company directly to find out more. Ask about general liability coverage, workman compensation coverage, and vehicle insurance. Insurance is an important safeguard when a contractor starts work on your home or commercial building, especially as you could be held liable if an accident occurs on your property during the project.
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