It is no easy job to find and hire a concrete contractor who is honest, dependable, and qualified for the job. Too many people or homeowners forget to ask the right questions and hire the first concrete company they interview. This could result in additional costs and it can also delay the completion time of the project which is very disadvantageous.
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Here are 5 helpful tips you could use so you can choose the right concrete contractor, such as Full Throttle Concrete Constructions – concreters Murwillumbah.
1.Always remember to check their portfolio.
When you want to build a new house, it is important to research concrete contractors in your area and their portfolio. The best or one of the best concrete contractors keep a portfolio containing their recent work so customers can have a clearer idea and know what they should expect at the end of the project. Portfolio also helps you to envision what you want for your house and lets you imagine new ideas for the house.
2.Always check if they are experienced or not.
It is a universal law that experienced concrete contractors (minimum 5 years of experience) are more reliable and provide better work, quality-wise, compared to other inexperienced contractors. Experienced contractors are more willing to answer your questions and they suggest some recommendations so you can get the best result possible.
3.Always make sure they have insurance.
In case something wrong goes during the job, you need to make sure that you will not be held accountable for it. Make sure you ask your contractor what their insurance policy is and first of all make sure they have an insurance policy. Ask the contractor how the policy will protect you and your house from any damages done during the job. Professional contractors will have general liability coverage but make sure that you call the insurance company to confirm both the timeframe and coverage.
4.Always check their reputation.
How reputable are they? How friendly are they?
You should check Facebook, Yelp, Angie’s List, Houzz for their testimonials and reviews so you can evaluate their online reputation. Make sure you check a bad or poor review online and see if the contractor answered that review. Also, check whether he responds professionally to complaints or not. Call or text your family and friends and ask them about the contractor and whether they had a good experience working with him/her or not. You can also check the reference list given to you by the contractor so you can learn more about them.
5.Always check their prices.
Make sure you ask your contractor to give you an estimated price for the job.
When you shortlist the contractors, make sure you compare their prices and expenses which include the cost of the base material, coloring, reinforcement, sealer, and down payment.
Before you make a final decision, make sure you consider the quality of the work and services provided by the contractor.