Concrete Contractors, Grand Island, Nebraska
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK A CONCRETE CONTRACTOR?
There are numerous reputable concrete companies available, but some do not operate in accordance with best practices. We want your next concrete project to be a huge success. Here are some questions you should ask your concrete contractor before hiring them to start your project.
May I look at some of your company's previous work?
Many companies have online portfolios, but if your concrete contracting company does not have one, ask for pictures of recent projects they have completed. This is an excellent way to ensure that your contractor can complete the project to your specifications. If your contractor lacks a portfolio, this is a red flag, and you should probably find someone else to handle your concrete needs to avoid an unfavorable outcome.
What is your projected timeline for my project?
The timeline of your concrete project is one of the most important considerations when selecting a contractor. They must be available during the time you need the work done and complete it within the time frame you specify. If the contractor is unavailable during your visit, the rest of your questions will be meaningless.
Describe the job's process to me.
You can quickly determine the contractor's knowledge level by asking them to describe the job to you. They should explain the job and the reasoning behind each step. They understand what needs to be reinforced, what needs to be cut, and why. These are just the fundamentals of a good contractor.
We recommend that you do some research and speak with several professionals to understand what the job entails.
What precautions do you take to protect yourself and the site?
Having a secure website demonstrates the contractor's professionalism. The last thing you want as a property owner or manager is for someone to be injured on the job. The contractor must be well-versed in safe workplace practices and have prior experience.
You should inquire about their liability insurance and workers' compensation coverage. The last thing you need is for someone to get hurt, causing delays or additional costs.
Are you going to obtain permits for my project?
Many contractors will try to avoid obtaining permits. You have a multifaceted problem. If the city learns about the project, you may run into problems. A certified inspector will inspect the project for safety and quality, which is excellent news for you! If you resell the property, the new buyers will want to see the permits; otherwise, your property value may suffer.
Obtaining permits on your own can be time-consuming, and most reputable contractors will do so as part of the job.
What type of contract do you require, and what type of guarantee do you provide?
Contracts aren't always necessary, but the contract becomes crucial when there's a problem. If there are issues with the quality, amount of work, or timeline of the work, having a written contract will keep you from having major issues.
We would also look into a contractor's guarantee. Problems frequently arise long after the job has been completed, and you will want any flaws to be corrected.
Grand Island Concrete and Paving complete all of our projects with the best interests of our clients in mind, and we ensure that our projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner. We ensure that every crew member on our team has the necessary training and certifications to complete the job safely and without causing damage to your property. If you want to work with Grand Island Concrete and Paving in Grand Island, NE, on your next project, please get in touch with us right away!