Author: Christine Delongte

(52)   Articles
A hard-working, energetic and passionate leader wi

Articles by this author

Top Rated Articles

Wedding Invitations Don'ts

By Sarrah Beaumont | 5 Rating | Published 2009-07-21 18:24:23

Much is already written regarding weddin...
Read more..

Car Bodywork Paint Repair Restoration Techniques - Spray Painting

By Mario Goldstein | 5 Rating | Published 2009-07-22 21:11:32

When buying a car one of the biggest cho...
Read more..

How Do I Make My Home Insurance Company Hurry Up?

By Anthony Peck | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-07 05:45:36

Is there anything more frustrating that ...
Read more..

Do You Really Need Car Insurance

By Warren Fets | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-21 03:45:27

There are many advantages to having car ...
Read more..

So What Do You Really Know About Fashion?

By Benedict Smythe | 5 Rating | Published 2009-08-24 15:48:39

Fashion is extremely seductive, slightly...
Read more..

5 Questions to ask before hiring a Masonry Contractor By Christine Delongte

  in Business | Published 2016-02-02 07:34:25 | 149 Reads | Unrated

Summary

Are you looking for a masonry contractor to build a beautiful fireplace or a patio? If you want your home building project to be a success, you must ensure that the masonry contractor has adequate skill and experience to handle your requirements.

Full Content

Masonry is one of the oldest professions of the world. In the olden days, masons were responsible for creating beautiful, versatile and sturdy structures. Today, masonry contractors can build a wide variety of structures such as brick walls, chimney, fireplace, patio, etc.

Choose an Expert for a Successful Home Building Project

Are you looking for someone who can help you beautify your home? Today, masonry contractors work with a wide range of materials such as bricks, rocks, clay, concrete blocks, terra cotta and tiles. But, remember that every masonry

contractor does not have the adequate skill and experience for handling your home building project. If you do not choose a skilled and experienced contractor, he/she can ruin your project and cause unnecessary financial burden.

Talk to the Masonry Contractor

Asking the right questions take as much skill as giving the right answers.” - Robert Half

Do not hesitate in asking questions to the masonry contractor. It is essential to take some time in doing thorough research. If you ask the right questions, you will be able to obtain relevant information from the masonry contractor. It will help you in deciding whether he/she is the best professional for your home building project.

Here are a few questions that you must ask to a masonry contractor before hiring him/her:

1. Are you a Licensed Masonry Contractor?

Masonry is a skilled profession. Machines are yet to replace the skill of a mason. So, it is important to know whether the masonry contractor has adequate skill and certification to accept the responsibility of a home building project. Do not forget to check his/her proof of insurance.

2. Are you experienced with working on a Specific Home Building Project?

If you want to use a specific material or have some special ideas, inform the masonry contractor about your requirements. If he/she has not undertaken similar home building projects in the past, you must think twice before hiring him/her.

Inform the masonry contractor about your expectations. Also, do not forget to discuss the estimated time for completion of the project.

3. How should I prepare for the Home Building Project?

To ensure a successful home building project, you will have to help the masonry contractor. Ask him/her about your responsibilities. Usually, a contractor expects you to remove furniture and other belongings from the project area.

If you want to buy the materials yourself, you must inform him/her so that it does not create any doubt in future.

4. Do you have references from Clients?

When it comes to hiring any contractor, you must talk to previous clients. It will help you in knowing whether the masonry contractor finishes his job on time. Ask the previous clients about their experience and level of satisfaction with the work.

You can even ask the masonry contractor to provide you with addresses of his/her current sites. You can visit a couple of sites and examine the work.

5. What is the Payment Schedule?

Money matters should be discussed before signing the contract. Ask the masonry contractor for his/her payment schedule. If you need to pay half the amount upfront, make preparations for it. Also, do not forget to set a schedule for paying the remaining amount.

Conclusion

Once you have asked your queries to the masonry contractor, you will get a clear picture of his/her work. If you are comfortable with his/her experience and skill, sign the contract and get ready for a successful home building project.

Pour Concrete is Toronto’s favorite licensed masonry contractor. It is the perfect destination effective tuck pointing as well as long-lasting and affordable concrete installation and repair service. Call on 647 847 4009 or get in touch online for a free estimate.

21pbn

Comments

Add Comment:

About the Author

A hard-working, energetic and passionate leader with the happiness of customers always in mind. Successfully manages a large team of professional engineers and highly experienced crew. Efficiently handles several home and commercial projects in GTA. Believer of strong work ethics and exceptional workmanship.