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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Concrete Contractor

If you’re building your dream home, you want everything to go right the first time. Nothing is more frustrating than having to start something over or delay progress because of a contractor who didn’t follow through. Choosing a concrete contractor is just as important of a step as any other in your construction project process, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when deciding who to entrust with your projects.

  1. Research & Know What You Need – Pouring concrete is not a ‘one size fits all’ kind of job. Whether you are pouring a driveway, basement, garage floor, or patio, your needs will change. Luckily, Concrete Mobile Mix has experience with each of these different projects and knows how to navigate each one. However, it’s wise to know what your specific project will require and look for a contractor that has expertise in that area.
  2. Ask the Right Questions – It’s not enough to ask questions with no purpose. You need to know which questions to ask. Consider your time frame, ask about permits, insurance, and the contract. Concrete takes time to dry, and so have an idea of when it needs to be finished. Your concrete contractor should have sufficient insurance so that you will not be financially responsible if something goes wrong. The contract should be detailed in outlining costs, timelines, and follow-up standards.
  3. What is the Guarantee? – Although you’re choosing the correct contractor to minimize problems, even the most experienced pros can encounter road blocks. If your project ends up having a lot of obstacles, you want your contractor to be competent and able to navigate them. Ask your contractor about their guarantees and what their process is in case follow-up work is necessary. A lot can be said about a contractor by the way they handle set-backs and can fix unexpected problems.
  4. Experience & References Matter – Never be afraid to ask your contractor about their experience, qualifications, or for references. A good company will be happy to provide you with information about their past projects. Concrete Mobile Mix has worked with dozens of companies in both commercial and residential projects, giving us extensive experience in the industry. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

With these four tips in mind, you will be well on your way to finding the perfect concrete contractor and company. Do your research, but we are confident that no matter your project, Concrete Mobile Mix can meet your needs. Contact us at 970-356-0973 and we would love to answer your questions and talk more about what you are envisioning.

10 thoughts on “4 Tips for Choosing the Right Concrete Contractor”

  1. I want to repave my driveway this spring so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a contractor that details the costs and timeline. I will be sure to find someone like this so I know what to expect.

  2. I appreciate it when you mentioned that the right concrete contractor needs to provide a guarantee to safeguard the project. Even the best contractors encounter problems along the way and clients need to be assured that they could still be serviced even after the project and be entitled to followups. I believe this is the value added I would offer right on should I become a concrete contractor for our small county town in California.

  3. I appreciate your tips for finding a contractor, as I’m considering getting my driveway repaved to get rid of the sinking and cracks it has. It’s good to know that some contractors offer guarantees, as you said. I’ll be sure to take your advice and talk to them about their guarantees and follow-up process, as you said to.

  4. The best thing that you mentioned is to ask your concrete service contractors for guarantees and follow up services. The best professional services should be able to assure you that they’d still be in charge in case anything untoward happens to the job, like an earthquake causing the pavement to crack. Grandpa would be glad to know this could be assured because he plans on getting expert concrete servicemen to build a long concrete pavement from the main road to the farmhouse.

  5. It’s nice that you mentioned that concrete contractors welcome inquiries and are proud of sharing with you their client references. Dad would be happy to review testimonials and before-and-after photos of projects from concrete contractors to compare their expertise and work. He will be searching for contractors to do Grandpa’s farmhouse driveway.

  6. I need to repave my driveway this spring. I like your point about choosing a company that has references. I’ll be sure to request this so I can evaluate their past work for myself.

  7. My husband and I want to pave our currently dirt driveway with concrete, and your article had some great tips for choosing a contractor that could help us with this. I liked how you said to make sure we ask a potential hire about the time frame of the project, as concrete takes time to dry and we’ll want to know when it will be done. Thanks; we’ll keep this in mind when hiring a concrete contractor.

  8. It sure is helpful when you said that the right amount of experience and good references are determining factors whenever you are choosing a contractor for your building needs. I’m planning on having my home renovated to give it a fresh look. That is why I am looking for a competent team of contractors and allied professionals who can provide a comprehensive design and building solutions for my renovation. Thanks for educating me on how to choose for the right contractor!

  9. Thanks for this advice for for finding a good concrete contractor. You mentioned that you should ask more about the time frame and the contract with the contractor. This sounds really helpful if it can help you understand more about the contractor’s work and what you can expect from them.

  10. Thank you for pointing out how asking the right questions is important in choosing the right concrete contractor. We’re looking into getting our driveway redone before the rainy season so from what you said, we’ll be asking questions on permits, insurance, and the contract. We’d be sure to look into concrete contractors who’d be able to provide detailed information on outlining costs, timelines, and follow-up standards.

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