Tips for Choosing Your Concrete Provider

November 7th, 2017


The decision to add or replace concrete at your home is a big investment. Take the time to research local Denver, CO concrete specialists ahead of time. Once you’ve narrowed down the list through websites and online reviews, here are a few tips for choosing your concrete provider.

Ask: Is your company bonded and insured?

Concrete providers should have adequate insurance coverage to protect you should an accident occur on your property. Professional concrete contractors should carry general liability coverage at a minimum, as well as Workman’s Compensation and automobile insurance.

Ask for recommendations

The contract should be able to provide you with at least clients they’ve worked with in the past year. Do contact the previous clients to get an idea of the contractor’s work and work ethic.

Ask: What’s the total cost?

The concrete contractor should provide you with a quote that includes materials, labor, and a contingency in case they come across any problems. The quote should also include whether the labor charge is hourly or a flat rate, and how long the work is expected to take. You should also ask about related costs affected by concrete work, such as grading the ground and cleanup after project completion.

The quote should also state the contractor’s payment terms. Some providers ask for a percentage of payment upon reaching certain project milestones.

Go see their previous work

The great thing about concrete work is that it is readily available to be seen, unless it is in a private client’s backyard. You should be able to tell the quality of the concrete provider’s work. Ask the contractor’s opinion about the best concrete application for your needs, such as pavers vs. stamped concrete.

Review the contract

Professional concrete contractors will provide you with a written contract for the work to be completed. Check the contract to ensure the details match the scope of your project. Sign only when you are comfortable with all of the contract’s terms.

Asking these questions will help you in choosing a concrete provider who will do good work and leave you with a completed project as expected. Quality contractors expect you to ask these questions and should have their responses and documentation ready to share. If you are ready to explore your concrete options, call Stone & Concrete Denver at 303-287-0889 to set up an appointment.

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