When hiring a concrete contractor, you may want to hire the most reliable contractor you can find. It saves both of your time, money and effort. In order to hire a reliable contractor, here are 5 basic tips on how to hire one. Visit us on Concrete Hero.
Post Your Ad
You can either post your ad that you are looking for a concrete contractor online or on your local newspaper or ad directories. This will let concrete contractors know that you are in need of their service and will give you a wide variety of choices. If you want to hire a local contractor only, then post it in your local directory or indicate on your job posting that you are only accepting applicants in your area.
Contact The Contractors
Once you have posted your job offering, set a specific number of days until when you will be accepting applicants. Once you have enough applicants or the deadline has been reached, you can now go through each application while noting some promising contractors. You can now then contact them either phone call or email and schedule an interview or a visit.
During the interview or when you visit the office of the contractor, don’t forget to ask for an estimate. Most concrete contractors now provide free estimate just to let their client knows how much would the entire project roughly cost. If the contractor is asking even for a small fee before giving you some estimates, it would be best to walk away from them. Estimates should be given to the client without any fees being asked.
Written Contract is a Must
Once you are satisfied with the estimate given by the contractors you want to hire, ask them to make a written contract. The contract should contain all necessary information such as the work involve, the payment, payment method, consequences once the project would not be completed and a lot more. Make sure to read all of the things written in the contract before signing it.
Pay Upon Completion
After the project has been completed, it is now your turn as the client to do your part. You need to check the work done by the concrete contractor and pay accordingly. You do not need to pay until the job has been completed or until you are satisfied with the work that has been done. Some contractors would have no problem fixing the job because it is included in their warranty service.