Concrete is the most widely used material for building in the world. Because of this, there are quite a few companies that provide concrete building services. In such a saturated market, you’re bound to come across a few duds. This is why it’s important to do some research before signing up for services with a concrete company, no matter where you’re located. As a Milwaukee concrete contractor with years of experience under our belt, we have some valuable insights on ways to determine whether or not a company is dependable. Keep reading for what to look out for and how we can help you out if you live in or nearby Milwaukee!

What to Look Out For In a Concrete Contractor

Experience

If you’re hiring a concrete service it’s important to make sure they have industrial experience. It’s ideal if they have been in the business for at least five years so you can feel confident that they know what they’re doing. An experienced concrete contractor will give you the rundown of the work they’re going to do so you know what to expect and that it will run smoothly. 

Prices

Ask your contractor to give you an estimate for the project, if they don’t plan to already. Then you can compare quotes from different Milwaukee concrete contractors to ensure you’re not getting drastically overcharged. Just make sure to bear in mind that prices need to be weighed against the quality of service. You don’t want to end up in a situation you’re roped into because of the low cost and then receive low-quality service.

Reputation

Check out their website and online reviews for insights on the company’s reputation. High positive reviews, especially with responses from the business, are a signal of a dependable company. Check the Better Busines Bureau and Home Advisor for credible companies in various locations.

Customer Service

When a company values customer service they are more likely to be punctual, communicate effectively, and be respectful of your property. You want to be sure you’re going to be working with a team that is easygoing and prioritizes your needs. 

Licenses & Certifications

Both Federal and State governments offer licenses and certifications that allow them to legally continue operations in the country. This is another signal that you can depend on a company. Still, the years of experience should always be weighed against this. The combination of both is a company you know you can depend on. 

Flexibility 

Weather and other unforeseen circumstances can challenge the completion of a project by the deadline. It’s important that your contractor is flexible enough in such cases that they can tackle the issue when it comes their way.

Responsiveness 

Make sure to ask them questions about your project and pay attention to their responsiveness. Ideally, they will give you enough information from the get-go so you will know what to expect in terms of schedule, process, and pricing. However, if they do not cover the following, make sure to ask:

  • Do you have a portfolio you can share with me?
  • What is the timeline for the completion of the project?
  • Are there any permits required for this project?
  • Will my concrete work require rebar reinforcement?
  • What are the safety standards that you follow?
  • How many team members will be working on my project?

We Have Your Concrete Needs Covered

JBS Construction provides concrete services to the Greater Milwaukee area. We provide standard and decorative concrete services with the intention to add value and enhance the beauty of your property. With over 30 years of experience, we’re known across southeastern Wisconsin for our high-quality services and competitive pricing.

Need a Milwaukee Concrete Contractor? Look No Further. Contact JBS Construction today!