Whether you’re concreting your driveway or leading a commercial road concreting project, it’s important to find the best concrete contractor. You want a concrete professional who is highly dependable and experienced with cost-effective prices. In this blog, we share five tips for choosing the best concrete contractor.
Begin by looking or asking your prospective concrete contractor for a portfolio of their work. Most concrete professionals will have a gallery of their recent work on their website or Facebook page. This is important as it will allow you to see the quality of their work and whether it is compatible with your personal project. You can also be inspired by new or different ideas.
The next thing you should evaluate is the concrete contractor’s experience. As a general rule of thumb, your contractor should have a minimum of five years experience. An experienced concrete contractor should have demonstrated their reliability and consistency in producing high-quality work. They should also be able to provide expert advice and guidance on all your concrete queries.
Research the concrete service company online to assess their reputation. Websites like Yelp and Facebook are great starting points. If they have received less than favourable reviews, see how the business has responded to the situation and if they have rectified it in a professional manner. Friends and family are also great reference points. If you’re still unsure, perhaps go one step further by asking your potential contractor for a list of references.
To see if your contractor’s prices are competitive, request a quote. Make sure to look out for expenses, such as the cost of base material, reinforcement, sealer, colouring, concrete thickness and a down payment. It’s important to keep in mind quality when comparing prices. Although you could pay less at one concrete service company, the quality could be lower, resulting in a disappointing job which has to be redone, costing you more money in the long run.
At Prestige Concrete Services, we provide high quality concrete solutions at excellent prices. With over 20 years’ experience providing concrete services to Melbourne’s West, Prestige Concrete Services are renowned for providing consistent and dependable concrete solutions. To get a quote today, call us at 0411 440 157.