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Building A Driveway? Here's What Your Concrete Contractor Should Do For You

Jeffery Hayes

The first thing to be done after deciding to have a new driveway installed is to hire a reliable concrete contractor to do the job for you. Here's what to look for when choosing a reliable concrete contractor to work with:  

Initial Quotes

The concrete contractor you decide to work with should be willing to come to your home, do a thorough inspection of your driveway area, and provide you with an accurate quote for your project, so you know what to expect financially by the time all is said and done. Make sure the contractor is prepared to provide you with a quote not only for the labor but for the materials that will be used for the project as well. Look for a contractor who is willing to provide this initial service for free, so you don't have to make any financial commitments until you're sure that you want to hire them. 

Project Timelines

When choosing between the prospective contractors you're considering hiring, ask them each to provide you with timelines for each phase of your driveway building project so you can compare the information and figure out which service provider is likely to be the most time efficient, as this will help save you money on labor costs overall. Everything from prepping the site to curing the poured concrete should be broken down into steps for you, with an estimated work timeline accompanying each step. If the contractors you consider working with are experienced, they shouldn't have a problem breaking down the project into digestible steps and providing you with accurate timelines you can rely on.

Performance Guarantees

It's also a good idea to think about performance guarantees when hiring a concrete contractor to build you a new driveway. Not only should the contractor you work with guarantee a properly functioning driveway with no chips and cracks upon completion, but they should also guarantee the work for a specific amount of time after installation, which can be anything from a month to multiple years – the longer, the better of course. You may even be able to find a contractor to work with who guarantees their work against cracks and chips to a certain size. Ask the contractor you ultimately decide to hire to provide you with their guarantees in writing to ensure your financial protection.

Taking the time to make these considerations when choosing a prospective concrete contractor to work with is sure to make a positive impact on your experience.  


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Hello, my name is Dean Lansing and you have arrived at my blog about concrete contractors. When I wanted to build a garage, I contacted a concrete contractor to pour the foundation. While the contractor was at my house, I watched in amazement as he and his crew did their job. I had no idea what it took to pour a foundation and they did excellent work. I didn't want to be a bother, but I asked the contractor many questions about the process and he eagerly told me everything I wanted to know. If you're interested in learning about the job of a concrete contractor, you should definitely read this blog to learn the answers. I believe that you'll find this type of job just as interesting as I do.