When it comes to finding and hiring a concrete contractor for your project, there are many things you will need to think about. In the same way that you ask your doctor questions when you visit to deal with an illness, you need to prepare a list of questions for concrete contractors that you’re considering hiring. By doing so, it will ensure that you choose a contractor that is not only a good match for your project but also for you. By asking lots of detailed questions, you will be able to determine which contractors are too inexperienced or too low quality so you can avoid hiring them.
The first question you should ask is how much experience they have and what types of projects they have worked on before. You can use websites such as Home Advisor and Angie’s List to look up reviews of local concrete contractors, however, you should always directly ask the above questions when you call a prospective contractor. They should be able to give you specific details of work they have done.
In addition to asking for descriptions of work they have done, you should also ask for pictures of their work or a portfolio you can look at. If the contractor has a website, then there’s a high chance that they have a portfolio posted there as well. This will give you an excellent idea of the quality of their work and whether it meets your standards or not.
Thirdly, you should ask if they have references and if they can provide them to you. This is an excellent follow up question after the previous question because you need to make sure that other clients are satisfied with their work. Some contractors may be hesitant to give out the contact information of their past clients, but if they don’t have pictures of their past work or any references, then this is definitely a red flag.
Other questions that you should ask include their availability, how soon they can start your project, how long it will take, whether they will need any permits or not as well as if they have a written contract that they typically use or if they will give a guarantee of their work in writing.
In closing, it is highly advisable that you ask all of the above questions to any contractor you’re considering. There are many other questions you should ask them, however, the questions above are a great start.