In our last post, How To Choose A Concrete Company, Part One, we mostly described what sets us apart from other concrete contractors nearby. Not specifically, of course; we weren’t using any real-life examples of other contractors. Rather, we simply highlighted some of our values and services, along with our general approach to concrete repair and other work.
In today’s post, we are going to dive right into offering our readers some practical tips for choosing a concrete contractor. Perhaps you happened upon this post but don’t find yourself in Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Windsor, Johnstown, or much of the Northern Colorado Front Range. You should still be able to glean some useful information from this post. And if you do live in one of the areas we serve, you can keep reading too! But keep us in mind for any and all residential and commercial concrete services you may require in the near or far future. We specialize in concrete flatwork, and our most common services include concrete curbs and gutters, concrete barn floors, sidewalks, and home and commercial concrete driveways.
Anyway, we digress about ourselves for the time being. Here are some tips for choosing the right concrete contractor for you.
Experience Is Key
When you are spending a significant amount of money on a project on your home or place of business, you want to be able to trust those with whom you do business. Finding a concrete contractor with experience means you’ll be getting someone who is more likely to be reliable and proficient in their work. Most concrete contractors worth their salt will have seen more than a few summers in their time, and we here at Cesar’s Concrete have seen close to a quarter-century’s worth of them.
Don’t Be Shy About Asking For References
Sure, it might cost you a moment of awkwardness. But what’s that moment compared to getting a stamped concrete project done on your driveway that’s a blatant eyesore? Having to put up with that for years, and knowing that it cost you thousands, doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? Do yourself the favor and prior to signing any contract, always ask your contractor for a list of references. We at Cesar’s won’t even make it awkward for you, we promise!
Consider Their Personality And Communication Style
You want someone who is easy to talk to, clear, and gets back to you in a timely manner. The hard part is that most concrete contractors trying to earn your business will be very eager and professional at first, but that commitment can wain once the project starts and you need to get in touch with them. From project start to finish, we’ll be attentive and communicative with our clients. That’s just how we operate at Cesar’s.
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The last thing we’ll say is to make sure you verify the insurance. Sometimes, things can go wrong, so it’s vital to ensure that you as the homeowner aren’t liable. Contact your insurance provider directly to make sure you are covered and to verify all appropriate dates.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this two-part series on choosing the right concrete contractor. Don’t worry, it’s not brain surgery, it just takes some thought. We hope this helps, and remember to contact us today if you would like a free quote for any concrete installation or repair work you might need to be done!