When planning your next concrete project, it is important to ensure that you hire the right company to complete the work. A reputable contractor will offer a quality estimate as well as use the best materials and set a solid timeline for completion. If you have never hired a service company for a concrete project, you are probably unsure as to what questions to ask or what to look for as far as what the company will provide. Below are a few questions you can ask to hire the best contractor and get a full estimate for your next project.

* What Experience Do You Have? To begin, you want to know what type of concrete experience a company has. Planning a new patio? Ask to see photo examples and learn more about the process the company plans on using to complete your project. Learning more about the company’s experience can help you feel better when getting an estimate.

* Are you Insured and Licensed? This is also important. A company needs to be licensed to complete the work correctly, ensuring all needed permits are pulled before work begins. Insurance is essential as well due to protecting yourself and your property in case of an accident.

* How will my project be completed? It is also a good idea to ask how the project will be completed. Will debris be hauled away? What types of materials will be used? Is large equipment required and if so, will my yard be affected negatively?

* Will you be on hand to manage the project? Ask if the person you are talking to will be the one who is supervising. This can help you feel more comfortable during the process and know who to go to with any questions or concerns.

* What materials will be used? The type of materials used during your project is important. Find out what type of concrete as well as other materials will be used during the process.

* How much will my project cost to complete? Make sure the estimate that you are given is the final price. You don’t want to find any underlying costs or added fees once the final bill is presented.

* When will the project be finished? This is another important question during an estimate. Ask when the project will be finished. Ask for the date in writing and a timeline as to how this will be accomplished. Without a proper timeline, you may have no idea when your project will be done or you will be waiting longer than expected.

These are just a few questions to keep in mind when speaking with a concrete company about an upcoming project. Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. You are hiring someone to do work for you and they should be willing to provide the information requested.

Be vigilant in your research and you will find a company ready to work for you. Ask the tough questions and work with only the best options in your region. Pretty soon, you will have a high-quality finished concrete addition to your home!

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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