Appointing A Competent Contractor to Handle Your Concrete Works
Every time you are looking for a contractor to handle your works, it is good to come up with a list of contractors to pick from. 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. Construction projects will differ based on the works handled. The most appropriate contractor for your construction needs is that who has done works similar to what you want to be done. Every contractor will have the works they have narrowed in. Seek to know from the contractor all the specific works they have narrowed in.
Years of operation. It is not appealing to the customer when they can no longer reach a contractor on issues regarding the works they did for them only because they have closed shop. This is the reason why customers are advised to only engage those contractors with a wealth of experience. Experienced contractors are not out to just do a single shop and close shop, they have business continuity hence easy to locate them.
Ensure the contractor has the relevant insurance cover. Find information on the type of insurance the contractor holds. This is important since the insurance is meant to cover you and the property over eventualities happening during the project. Make sure that the insurance covers the potential sources of loss in a project.
Find out if the contractor’s works are guaranteed. Guarantees are very crucial in construction projects as they ensure that you get what you paid for. It therefore means that the contract is bound to ensure that the works meet the requirements of the client. Make sure that as the client you are well versed with the extent of coverage of the warranty
Look for referrals based on past works. A professional contractor will never shy away from giving a record on the works they have previously handled. Get to see the work they have done in the recent times more so within five years. This is a good way to gauge the ability of a contractor. It is good to converse with the past clients. Ask the clients of the professionalism of the contractor and how they feel regarding the work the contractor did. The contractor you should hire is that who has left happy clients.
When you have chosen the contractor, let them present a contract for signing. Read and understand all that is contained in the contract. Where there are some grey areas, don’t be in a hurry to sign the contract, seek to consult.