Los Angeles residents are beginning to think about outdoor activities as summer approaches, hence the need for the installation of new concrete or repairs by homeowners and business owners. It’s easy to find a concrete contractor in Los Angeles but it’s not easy to find the right concrete contractor that will complete the project on time and as promised. However, there are certain questions that you can ask a concrete contractor to make sure they are right for the job.
What is The Project Time Frame ?
This is a very important question to ask concrete contractors before hiring them because it reveals how trustworthy and experienced they are. An experienced contractor will give a definite time frame of how long the project will take because he’s already handled similar projects before. Untrustworthy concrete contractors won’t give you a definite time frame and usually abandon projects for days or weeks.
Are You Licensed, Bonded and Insured ?
All concrete contractors that practice in Los Angeles are required by law to be licensed, bonded and insured. Therefore it’s a red flag if a concrete contractor can’t show any proof of being licensed, bonded and insured. Being licensed means that they operate according to the regulations set by the city of Los Angeles and being insured is not only for their safety but it is for your safety too.
Will The Concrete Be Reinforced ?
Even though not all the projects will require reinforcement, a number of them do and it’s your duty to ask a concrete contractor whether the concrete work will require any reinforcement. Adding reinforcement is necessary for projects such as driveways which will need a lot of support.
Ask For Previous Job Pictures And Testimonials
A highly skilled concrete contractor will have readily available references or photos. A good concrete contractor will happily provide you with the photos, so if he is hesitant then you should think twice before hiring him. Testimonials are people that have actually hired the contractor in the past hence you can expect the same experience when you hire him.
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Ask the aforementioned questions in order to hire a qualified concrete contractor who will complete the job on time using high quality materials and methods. Call California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239 to schedule a free concrete inspection and estimate.