5 Things To Look For In A Concrete Contractor
When choosing a concrete contractor, you must think of what you and your company needs. Being able to rely on and trust your concrete contractor is key to a successful job. Finding someone who is best suited for your project and company’s needs isn’t always the easiest task. A good contractor is reliable and trustworthy but a great contractor is both and more.
In this article, we will discussed the key factors to look for in a concrete contractor.
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A reputable contractor will have experience and examples to show the integrity of their work. Do not be afraid to ask for references to cross-check a contractor’s experiences with other customers. Make sure to ask as many questions as you can to get a better understanding of what the contractor’s experience is and how it will benefit you.
2. Licenses, Insurance & Bonding
Along with experience a contractor should have the proper licenses, insurance, and bonding. Licensing helps employees have the essential education, training, and licensing for their work.
Liability insurance proves that they are not only willing to protect their employees but your company as well. It will protect any already existing structures for damages and cover any injuries that may occur on site.
Bonding is insurance that protects the money your company invests into a commercial project. If your concrete contractor fails to complete the project your company is protected.
3. Budget Friendly
A concrete contractor may not be the most affordable but not unexplainably expensive. It is necessary that your contractor fits within your budget and will not throw out unwanted fees later on that will affect your budget. Discuss labor and material costs ahead of time to avoid later add-ins.
Knowing and understanding how long your project will take is important to your company’s schedule. A contractor should be able to give you an accurate estimate of your project’s timeline based on sizing, style, and customization. Keep in mind, not all contractors can start on your project right away, so make sure timing is one of the first things discussed.
5. Estimated Bid
Once your budget and deadlines are set, get an estimated bid from your contractor in writing. Don’t take bids over the phone or through email. Make sure the bid is a detailed written estimate. Another thing to consider within the bid is materials, labor costs, necessary permits or other fees before signing a contract.
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