Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

Have you ever looked for a concrete contractor? Here are six essential questions you should ask any of them before going forward with any project. Asking the right questions will help you get the best contractor for your project and ensure you get the desired quality results.

Here are our top 5 questions to ask.

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  1. How much experience do you have? What kind of work have you done in the past?
  2. What does the timeline for my project look like for you?
  3. Describe the process of the job to me.
  4. Will you be getting permits for my project?
  5. What kind of contract do you require, and what kind of guarantee do you offer?

 

  1. How much experience do you have? What kind of work have you done in the past?

Knowing how much experience a contractor has can give you a good idea of what kind of result you will get. They must have experience with your particular job to give you peace of mind that the project gets finished correctly. Although newer contractors may do quality work, nothing beats experience.

Another good way to vet a contractor is to check out their reviews on Google My Business. Make sure their work is high quality and their experience is suitable.

 

  1. What does the timeline for my project look like for you?

Getting your concrete project completed within your timeline is one of the most significant factors to consider when selecting a concrete contractor. They must be available for the specific period you need the work done and completed in the time specified. If the contractor is not accessible during your time, the rest of the questions you ask them are meaningless.

 

  1. Describe the process of the job to me.

By asking the contractor to describe the job to you, you will quickly determine their knowledge level. They should be able to describe the job and the reasons for each step. They will know what needs reinforcing, what needs cutting, and will be able to give you a detailed breakdown of their proposal for your project.

We would advise you to do a bit of research and talk to multiple professionals to get an idea of what the job entails.

 

  1. Will you be getting permits for my project?

Many contractors will try to get away without permits. This can potentially create a multitude of issues for you.  You may have problems with the city if they catch wind of the project. A certified inspector will inspect the project for safety and quality, which is good for you! And if you resell the property at some point, the new buyers will want to see the permits; otherwise, it could decrease your property value.

Getting permits yourself can be a hassle, and most reputable contractors will pull the permits as part of the job.

 

  1. What kind of contract do you require, and what kind of guarantee do you offer?

Contracts, in most cases, are not essential, but in the instance of a problem, the contract becomes paramount. If there are problems concerning quality, amount of work, or timeline of the work, having a contract in writing will save you many potential issues and disagreements.

A contractor’s guarantee is also something we would consider. Often problems arise long after the job’s completion, and you will want any flaws corrected. Talk to your concrete contractor about the warranty they offer on their services.

Final thoughts

Finding the right contractor for your job will make your life much easier. By asking just these basic questions, you should weed out most contractors that are not suitable for you. If you are looking for a reputable Edmonton Concrete Contractor, call Garden Concrete today!

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