If you are in the process of building a home, you may want to consider using concrete as your flooring material. Concrete is one of the most durable materials available. It is also affordable and easy to maintain. The type of concrete you use can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home. But not all concrete contractors are created equal.

Here are some signs of quality work that will help you choose the right contractor:

Terms of the contract

The first thing you should look at is how the contractors handle their contracts. It’s a good idea to ask them if they offer a guarantee on their work and what it covers. Also ask if they have any special offers or discounts, such as senior citizen discounts or military discounts. These might be applicable depending on what type of project you have in mind and what kind of materials you need to buy.

Knowledge and expertise about the project

The next thing to look at is how much experience they have in building projects similar to yours. If they’ve built similar projects before, then they should be able to give you an estimate based on their previous work experience instead of just guessing how much time it will take them with no past references from other clients like yourself. A good company will have a lot of experience doing this type of work and they should be able to show you examples of their past projects.

Insurance and License

Check that the company has liability insurance that covers any injuries that may happen during construction or demolition; also check whether their workers’ compensation insurance covers injuries sustained by subcontractors on-site during construction. All contractors should be licensed by state agencies so you can check their licenses before hiring them, if possible. If a contractor doesn’t have insurance coverage, then they likely won’t be able to pay for damages if something goes wrong during construction.


A good concrete contractor should be able to provide references from previous clients (with contact information), as well as examples of their work (photos or videos). These things help you get a feel for how they think about their work and how they approach new projects — which is incredibly helpful when making such an important decision!

Concern about your project’s aim

A good concrete contractor will ask you questions about your project and what you expect from them. They’ll also ask if you have any special requests or concerns about the project. This is an important step because it helps them determine what materials and techniques to use for your project. The more information they have, the better they can design and execute your project. Also, a good concrete contractor should offer free estimates for small projects like patios or driveways, which means they’ll come out to your house at no charge so that they can take measurements and see what needs.

These factors will help in your search for the most suitable concrete contractors. Although the search can take a while, the effort will pay off.



Meet Lance Davis


Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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