Making the decision to hire a contractor to install brick pavers, whether it’s a new patio, driveway, or retaining wall, is a serious commitment and can cost you a substantial amount of money. PMS Diversified Construction wants each of its customers to be happy with the quality of our service and the end product that we’ve created. That is why we encourage our customers to ask lots of questions to make sure that they get exactly what they want, and they fully understand the process. Here are some questions that we think are important for every customer to ask when hiring a Northville brick paver contractor.
Do You Have Insurance?
This is probably the most important question to ask any contractor that may be doing work in or around your home, whether it’s us, a plumber, or a brick paver contractor. Making sure that your contractor has their own insurance for both liability and workers comp is essential for protecting you and your home. Without this type of insurance, you are responsible for paying for any damages done to your home and for the medical care for a worker if an accident happens while the crew is working on your home. If the Northville brick paver contractor you want to hire doesn’t carry insurance, don’t hire them. It can mean lots of headaches for you down the road.
Can You Provide a Detailed Timeline for the Work?
Most good brick paver contractors contractors will be able to provide you a timeline of how long the work they are doing for you is expected to take. This is important because work that takes longer than anticipated may cost you more money than you had budgeted. Of course things happen, like weather and unexpected issues, but a good contractor will anticipate those problems and build a little extra time into the schedule.
Do You Provide Detailed Cost Estimating?
A detailed cost estimate will give you a clear understanding of what each part of your project will cost. This means that you know exactly how much of your total project will be from materials, labor, disposal fees, administrative costs, and any other necessary items for the project.
Do You Use Sub-Contractors?
Sometimes, a brick paver contractor cannot do all of the work with the employees that they have on staff. For example, if you are installing an outdoor cook station that will have electrical or plumbing, your contractor may need to hire a plumber or an electrician to complete the work. If your Northville brick paver contractor does hire sub-contractors, you will want to make sure that those businesses also carry the same kind of insurance as your primary contractor.
What is the Warranty Period for Your Work?
This is as important as insurance. A warranty, even if it is only for six months or a year, says that your contractor stands behind their work and will fix things that go wrong, at no cost to you. This doesn’t mean that they will fix your patio if you tear it up with a snow blower, but if your retaining wall settles or a brick comes loose, under normal wear and tear, most contractors will come out and fix these sorts of things at no cost for you for a certain amount of time after the project is complete.
Hire a Northville Brick Paver Contractor
PMS Diversified Construction is your Northville brick paver contractor for all of your hardsacpe needs. For more information on our services, or to learn more about how we can help you upgrade your home, call us at 1-800-BRICK-PAVERS.