Whether you are working with a historical building or starting from scratch, choosing the right masonry contractor is a critical part of the building process. The right masonry contractor will have the expertise, equipment, and experience to get the job done right the first time. Here are some of our tips for finding the perfect masonry contractor for your job.
Work Within Your Budget
Quality masonry doesn’t come cheap, so you should first ensure that you have the budget to install or repair your masonry. If you don’t invest in quality masonry upfront, you will pay the price later on when falls into disrepair. Start by surveying different masonry contractors in your area to see what price range you should expect. A general rule of thumb is that you should select a contractor near the middle or upper-middle of the price range. The low end contractors are often less skilled, use lower quality products, and are in greater need of business. Once you gather quotes for your project, you will be ready to move forward.
Make Sure the Quality Is There
Like we mentioned above, price is only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to choosing the right masonry contractor. Ask to see samples of a masonry contractor’s work and portfolio before signing on the dotted line. If quotes are dramatically lower or higher, try to determine why that is. Use online tools to determine a contractor’s quality as well, but take reviews with a grain of salt. Many online reviews come from the happiest and least satisfied customers, so you should search for a happy medium. If there is a negative trend throughout a masonry contractor’s online reviews, there is a probably a reason for that.
Check the Lead Time
The last factor you should consider is lead time. Many people want to move things along quickly, and busy qualified contractors won’t always be able to get started right away. If you need a masonry contractor for a restoration project that is urgent, be prepared to compromise on the lead time in order to get the best possible results.
Your Preferred Masonry Contractor Is Del Prete Masonry
If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.