It may seem strange that we would be giving you tips on how to hire a concrete repair contractor. Of course, we always hope that for your home improvement needs you would always choose Martino Home Improvements. However, we also know that part of being a responsible homeowner is doing your research and getting bids for big home repair projects like repairing or replacing concrete, roof work or siding replacement. So, to make this process easier, we offer these tips on hiring a local concrete repair contractor near you.
Get Multiple Bids
Getting one bid for your project is never a good idea. Even if you have selected a company that seems to have good reviews and a reliable reputation, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are hiring the most qualified concrete contractor for your project. This doesn’t always mean selecting the contractor with the lowest price either. Make sure that you compare bids and make sure that each bid is complete and includes all labor, material, mobilization fees, clean-up costs, and even taxes. Some contractors will try to hide costs or skimp on parts of your project to make sure that you look at each bid carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. A quality concrete repair contractor will always be happy to answer questions and make corrections to their bid if necessary.
When you are soliciting bids from contractors for your home’s concrete project, make sure that they provide you with at least three references and a list of similar projects. Talking with other customers will give you an idea of how the contractor will perform their job. When you talk with references, always make sure that you ask about any problems or concerns the reference had with the contractor. Even if the work they do is good, if they are challenging to work with, they may not be the right contractor for your job. Looking at previous jobs that your contractor has done will also give you a clear idea of whether the contractor can actually do the concrete work you need.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
Do this during the bid process. Some small companies or individual contractors may not carry insurance. They may do great work, but if they aren’t bonded and insured, any damage that they may cause to your property will be your responsibility to repair and can impact your home owner’s insurance rates. When you are asking for insurance from your potential concrete repair contractors, look closely at the proof of insurance documents. Some less than reputable contractors will forge insurance documents to get your work. If you question the validity of a proof of insurance document, don’t hesitate to call the insurance company. They will be happy to tell you if the contractor is really insured.
Yes, Personality Does Matter
Here’s the reality. Your concrete contractor may be working around your home for a while, so if you have two contractors with similar prices, are qualified and have good insurance and references, pick the contractor you like the best. You will have to deal with them for the duration of the project, so if they are easy to communicate with and you feel comfortable with them, they are the right choice for your home’s concrete project.
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Martino Home Improvements knows that home concrete repairs can be a big investment. We want each of our customers to feel confident that they’ve hired the right contractor. We are insured, have plenty of experience in concrete repair, and have happy customers that are glad to give an honest reference. If you need a bid for your home’s concrete repair project, include Martino Home Improvements on your list of contractors. We promise fair pricing, quality products, and great customer service. To schedule an estimate for your concrete project or learn more about our home improvement services, please call us at (248) 629-9260 or use our handy online contact form.