Are you thinking about updating your home’s or business’ patio, walkway, or more? Maybe you want to add a beautiful fireplace to your backyard? Whatever the project may be, finding a reputable and experienced masonry contractor in Red Deer, Alberta, can be difficult.
So, to help, our team at Do-All Stucco & Stone has put together three important things to remember when hiring a contractor.
While not as common today, there was a time when the industry was flooded with below-average masonry contractors. That is why it is so important as a home or property owner to work with a company that is certified and keeps up to date on all the current codes and changes. Proper certification and accreditation show that you are hiring a true professional and expert.
Also, ask for references and look for testimonials and online reviews to see previous work and to filter out companies with checkered pasts and bad reviews. A reputable masonry contractor in Red Deer, Alberta, should have no problem providing you a list of references and should be able to answer any concerns or questions you may have regarding their services and past work history.
If a masonry contractor and/or company has Government certification, this also means that they are legally required to have the proper insurance coverage. If a company or individual continuously misses payments or has a high volume of claims against them, they can lose their insurance. Always remember that in the event an injury or accident happens during a masonry project in your home, you don’t want to have to deal with a claim being filed against you. Furthermore, if you hire an uninsured contractor, you could be faced with a civil lawsuit – which you don’t want.
Generally, most construction contracts entail an upfront partial payment and a rough timetable. If you find yourself dealing with a masonry contractor who demands an upfront payment and provides no general schedule or breakdown of the project, you should not sign anything and find another provider. Always inquire about putting limits to avoid going over set budgets and be sure to carefully read all agreements before you sign them.
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At Do-All Stucco & Stone in Red Deer, Alberta, we have certified masonry contractors and all the proper insurance to get started on your next project. Contact us today and receive a free consultation.