Finding A Decorative Concrete Contractor in Indiana
Choosing a decorative concrete contractor can be a daunting task. How does one pick from several seemingly qualified installers? Don’t be fooled by appearances for they can be deceiving. Just because one man is clean-cut and distributes flashy marketing materials doesn’t necessarily mean that he does better work. The best qualified installer may arrive in a rusty pickup truck and be covered with tattoos.
The single most important task when searching for an installer is to do your research. Photographs are fine but before you sign a contract, visit other jobs that he has completed and speak with the owners of those jobs. Check references with organizations such as the BBB or Angie’s List. The contractors listed with the Indiana Decorative Concrete Network are among the most reputable in Indiana. Still, a customer must do his own research when deciding with whom to contract.
When interviewing contractors, ask the following questions. The answers can help you choose the right company for your particular project. Please note that some of the most important questions are in bold type.
- How long has the business existed under its current name?
- How long have they been installing decorative concrete?
- Do they subcontract the work or do it in-house?
- Do they carry business insurance?
- Can they provide verifiable references?
- Are they registered with any referring organization such as the BBB or Angie’s List?
- Can you visit jobs they have recently installed and speak with the owners?
- Can you visit jobs they have installed at least two years ago?
- Do they have the manpower to handle your project?
- Who will be on site daily to direct the work? How much experience does that person have?
- How will they protect your property from damage?
- When can they start on your project and how long will it take to complete?
- Will they be working on several jobs at the same time?
- If there is a problem with the job, will they stand behind their work?
For more ideas regarding choosing a contractor and how to avoid common problems, please read the article, 12 Steps to a Better Project.
To begin searching for a contractor for your project, visit our Find A Contractor page.