Things to Look for When Choosing a Precast Concrete Company

Things to Look for When Choosing a Precast Concrete Company

Choosing the right company for a lifetime investment like precast concrete can be challenging.  How do you know which maker is the best?  How do you know who to choose?  Precast concrete is a product of exceptional quality, so most likely you will be able to find the right company.  However, in order to avoid common issues that accompany choosing the wrong precast concrete supplier, here are a few tips to follow when choosing a precast concrete company.

Tips for Choosing a Precast Concrete Supplier

There are a few factors to take into consideration when searching for the right supplier.  Here’s what to look for.

References

When choosing any company or service, it’s always good to get references.  You can do this in the form of online reviews from accredited review sites, or ask the company itself for specific references.  Knowing who you are working with and if they are reliable and follow through is essential.

Portfolio

A company could have great references, but can they handle the work you need?  You need to see a portfolio with similar jobs to yours.  If the company has only done small residential properties but you have a massive commercial project, you may want to choose another supplier.  This is a personal choice, but finding companies with experience with what you specifically need is a great indicator that they can handle the work.

Responsibility

This is a simple question- what is the company responsible for?  Do they simply supply the product, or do they handle installation?  If they don’t handle installation, do they have companies they work with and recommend to ensure the job is done right?  What if something goes wrong, or there is an issue down the road?  These are all questions you should know the answer to in advance so that you are well-prepared in any scenario.

Reinforcements

How is the precast concrete reinforced?  For example, we use some of the strongest fibers available to reinforce our precast concrete walls and ensure that they last lifetimes.  This is an important aspect of creating a quality product, and you should absolutely compare products and reinforcement choices before deciding which company and product to trust with your project.

Choosing the right company means choosing the right product.  If you follow these simple tips, you will be on your way to a complete and quality project.

Sources:

http://precast.org/2012/11/get-it-in-writing/