Top 6 Questions to Ask a Concrete Contractor

Are you looking to hire a concrete contractor in Edmonton? Here are six essential questions you should ask any of them before going forward with your project. Asking the right questions will help you get the right contractor for your job and ensure you get the desired quality result.

 

We do not list every question under the sun, only the questions you should start with. Let us get started.

  1. How much experience do you have? What kind of work have you done in the past?
  2. What does the timeline for my project look like for you?
  3. Describe the process of the job to me.
  4. What kind of protection for both yourself and the site do you take
  5. Will you be getting permits for my project?
  6. What kind of contract do you require, and what kind of guarantee do you offer?

1. How much experience do you have? What kind of work have you done in the past?

Knowing how much experience a contractor has can give you a good idea of what kind of result you will get. You also want to make sure that their experience aligns with your project. Although newer contractors may do quality work, nothing beats experience.

Another good way to vet a contractor is to check out their reviews on Google My Business or Angie’s List. Make sure their work is high quality, and their experience is suitable.

2. What does the timeline for my project look like for you?

The timeline of your concrete project is one of the most critical factors in choosing a contractor. They have to be available for the specific period you need the work done and completed in the time specified. If the contractor is not accessible during your time, the rest of the questions you ask them are meaningless.

 

3. Describe the process of the job to me.

By asking the contractor to describe the job to you, you will quickly determine their knowledge level. They should be able to describe the job and the reasons for each step. They know what needs reinforcing, what needs cutting, and why are just the basics of a good contractor.

We would advise you to do a bit of research and talk to multiple professionals to get an idea of what the job entails.

 

4. What kind of protection for both yourself and the site do you take?

Having a safe website speaks to the professionalism of the contractor. The last thing you as a property owner or manager is someone to get hurt on your job. The contractor needs to be trained and experienced in safe workplace practices.


You need to ask them what kind of liability insurance they have and the workers’ compensation they have. The last thing you need is to have someone hurt and incur delays or additional expenses.

 

5. Will you be getting permits for my project?

Many contractors will try to get away without permits. The problem for you is multifold.  You may have problems with the city if they catch wind of the project. A certified inspector will inspect the project for safety and quality, which is good for you! And if you resell the property at some point, the new buyers will want to see the permits; otherwise, it could decrease your property value.

Getting permits yourself can be a hassle, and most reputable contractors will pull the permits as part of the job.

 

6. What kind of contract do you require, and what kind of guarantee do you offer?

Contracts, in most cases, aren’t essential, but in the instance of a problem, the contract becomes paramount. If there are problems concerning quality, amount of work, or timeline of the work, having a contract in writing will keep you from big problems.

A contractor’s guarantee is also something we would consider. Often problems arise long after the job’s completion, and you will want any flaws corrected.

Final Thoughts

Finding the right contractor for your job will make your life much easier. By asking just these basic questions, you should be able to weed out most contractors that are not suitable for you. If you are looking for a reputable Edmonton Concrete Contractor, call Walser Contracting Ltd.

 

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