Whenever you are out searching for a good contractor for the concrete works, create a list of several potentials. Do not automatically accept the first contractor who comes through. Have a thorough selection criteria ensuring you ask all the guiding questions. Elucidated below are some of the guidelines for selecting a good contractor.
Find out the projects the contractor has handled previously. No project is similar to the other; the difference is in the specific works to be done. You need that contractor who has done the similar works to what you want to be done. All contractors have specified the kind of works they handle. Make sure you ask the contractor on the specific works they specialize in.
The contractor’s experience. It would be disheartening if a contractor finishes up your works and when issues arise from his works, and you cannot locate them. This is the reason why one needs only to engage those contractors that have been in operation for a long time. This assures you of locating them in case issues arise.
Ask if the contractor is insured. Gather all the information regarding the insurance of the contractor. This is vital as the insurance ought to cover you and your property in case something happens during the project. Make sure that the insurance covers the potential sources of loss in a project.
Seek to know if the contractor offers guarantees. A guarantee is a critical item in any project as it gives an assurance that the client will get full value for money. It therefore means that the contract is bound to ensure that the works meet the requirements of the client. Get also to know the extent covered by the guarantee.
Look around for some suggestions on the best contractor. Competent contractors will always be ready to give all the details of their past works. Lay more emphasis of the projects they have completed in the near past mostly within five years. The recent projects will give a picture of the contractor’s current ability. It is good to converse with the past clients. Seek their insights on the competence of the contractor and their view of the works the contractor did. If the client is happy with what the contractor did, then consider them for the works.
Ensure that after settling on the contractor to do the works, that they have offered a contract. Go through every detail of the agreement before assenting to it. Consult on the issues that you do not grasp in the contract and while at it don’t be in a hurry.