Six Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Contractor to Install a Concrete Wall or Fence
When deciding on installing a wall or fence around your property, there are numerous factors to consider and an ever-growing to-do list. One of the most important matters is finding a trustworthy, reputable, and easy-to-work-with contractor who can build and install your wall properly. While many factors play a role in choosing the best contractor for the job, the experts here at Permacast have created a shortlist of things to remember when talking with and searching for a reputable company.
If a friend, family member, or acquaintance ever refers you to a contractor, company, or even restaurant, more often than not we enjoy the experience. Reputation means a lot when it comes to hiring a contractor with confidence. When you don’t have a referral, the next best thing is to dig deep and do some research online to find reviews, check references, and browse through examples of past work, such as Permacast’s online portfolio of photos. This way, you have a better idea of what to expect before hiring that particular contractor.
With today’s enormous online pool of companies and contractors, it is highly important to ensure your top choice is in close proximity to your job site, is legally able to work in your state, and can transport equipment and material to your property. Make sure to not only do your research but have a conversation with your contractor of choice to double-check their location. For example, while Permacast has a home base in Sarasota, FL, we are proud to offer our precast wall and fence installation services in many cities across Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, and Oklahoma.
There is nothing more frustrating than working with a team that offers poor communication skills. While customer service and friendliness are also important factors to take into consideration, ensure your contractor listens to your desires and needs and follows up with innovative solutions. In addition to taking adequate time to discuss your project and thoughtfully answer questions, ensure they are also easy to get in touch with and respond to emails and phone calls within a reasonable amount of time.
As we enter the nitty-gritty of hiring a professional contractor, a top priority should be discussing each detail of the job and everyone’s responsibilities. Ensure you know what your contractor is capable of executing, what they are willing to add to their task list, and what they require from you. This may be things such as pulling permits, confirming HOA regulations, coordinating with utility companies if there are buried lines on the property, waste removal and clean-up processes, etc. This not only establishes trust and a partnership but makes it easier for everyone to stay organized and ensures that you will not be met with any surprise obstacles during the installation process.
While you browse a contractor’s portfolio or take a look at photos of past projects, you will get a good idea of what your options are in terms of design. The next step is to ensure the product, fence, or wall meets your standards for design and function as well as stacks up against other companies. Make sure to discuss durability, privacy, and security capabilities in addition to aesthetics and other elements that make your wall attractive to you, such as innovation and eco-friendly practices.
Oftentimes, people gravitate towards the company that offers the lowest price quote for their project. However, this is not always the best indicator of a quality contractor. When comparing written quotes between companies, prioritize your needs, desires, and product capabilities above the numbers. This may save you from needing to spend more money or hire additional contractors down the road. Fortunately, Permacast walls are durable, sustainable, and affordable.
Be sure you have full confidence in the team of expert contractors working on your installation. After all, they will be the ones to ensure safety, durability, and attractiveness when it comes to your brand-new precast wall or fence. Never hesitate to reach out to the professionals here at Permacast for further information on our processes or availability for your next project.