What to Know Before Hiring Paving Contractors
If you are looking to add a patio, walkway or other concrete structure to your property, you’ll need a proven concrete contractor on your side. Hire the wrong contractor and you will undoubtedly look back with regret. Even worse, you’ll have to bear witness to that contractor’s low-quality work every single day! So, don’t ally with any old paving contractors in Tampa. Here is a look at what you should consider before selecting a concrete contractor.
Prepare Specific Questions
You will uncover some very important information by asking questions of Tampa concrete providers. Listen carefully to their answers. Sometimes, the tone of voice and word choice provides important insight into the actual truth.
Prepare a list of questions that are important to you. Ask about their experience creating concrete patios, walkways, and landscaping. Ask how long the project you have in mind will take to complete. Find out the types of materials prospective Tampa paving and concrete contractors plan on using. Contractors should be ready and willing to answer all your questions.
Do not hire paving contractors until you have checked their references. Ask prospects for the contact information of prior customers as well as current customers. Ask these parties how they feel about the contractor’s quality of work, adherence to the timeline set out at the project’s start and customer service. It will also help to ask around town to find out who your friends, neighbors, colleagues and family trust for concrete and paving projects.
Take a Look at the Portfolio
ACPLM is proud to show prospective customers examples of our work. Take a look at our portfolio and you will find we build lovely walkways, patios, and other concrete structures throughout the greater Tampa area.
Get a General Price Range
Tampa paving and concrete contractors have unique pricing. Get a range of what the project you have in mind will cost. Don’t immediately hire the company that provides the lowest quote. Consider a number of factors from the type of materials to be used to the timeline for the project’s completion, the reputation of the contractors and so on.
Check Paving Contractor’s Licensing
Ask to see the company’s license. If it is not up to date, looks shady or has any other red flags, strike that candidate from your list. The candidate should also be bonded and insured. This way, if anything goes wrong during your concrete or paving project, the contractor will be on the hook for the damages. If the prospect scoffs at providing proof of licensing or insurance, they are not worth your business.