According to the Mason Contractors Association of America, qualified masons receive training to work with a several different materials, including bricks, natural rock, concrete, and tiles made of terra cotta, ceramic or stone. However, every masonry contractor has their own areas of special skill and experience. For example, Del Prete Masonry specializes in brick, block, and commercial concrete construction. When hiring a masonry contractor, it’s important to ask the right questions so that you know you are hiring a contractor who is right for your particular needs. Here are a few questions you can ask to guide your way to the best contractor for you.
Do you have experience working with a particular brick or stone?
If you need a specific type of masonry work or repair, then you’ll be best served by a masonry contractor who specializes in that particular type of material. Their experience will help them to do the job efficiently and avoid mistakes. The end result is a beautiful job well done.
When do you expect the work to be completed?
While there may be unforeseen delays in a project, it’s a good idea to have a general date to expect the work to be finished. This will help you with your planning.
How can I prepare my home for the project?
Some masons will let you know if there’s anything you can do to prepare your home for the project. This helps the job get done more quickly and efficiently.
Do you have references from previous clients?
Talking to your contractor’s previous clients about their experiences can give you a good idea of what your experience will be like. Be sure to ask about the timeliness and quality of the work as well as their customer service experience.
What is the payment schedule?
Knowing your payment schedule helps you to ensure that you will be able to pay for the work as well as ensures that the project is completed to your liking every step of the way. A partial upfront payment is used to cover materials costs, while succeeding payments are made after you are satisfied with the work completed thus far. You final payment is only made after you’ve gotten a chance to look at the work and are happy with it.
Get In Touch With Del Prete Masonry Today
For any questions regarding masonry construction, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.