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Tips for Hiring the Right Masonry Contractor


The right masonry contractor will make your project painless.

Custom masonry projects are an investment in building value into your business. Finding the right masonry contractor for the job is important for minimizing headaches and making sure everything goes smoothly. Here are a few tips for finding the right masonry contractor for your project’s needs.


Masonry projects take time. It’s important to find a contractor with whom you will be able to build a good working relationship. Be clear and specific about the type of work you want completed. Some masonry contractors may specialize in a specific type of work, so it’s a good idea to find someone whose skillset is tailored to the requirements of your project.

Take Your Time

Do a thorough search of your options. Talk to multiple contractors and ask them for a written quote that itemizes the cost of labor and materials, that way you can cross compare and determine who is giving you the best value. However, the best contractor isn’t always the lowest bidder. Make sure your choice is someone with whom you can communicate and rely on. An unusually low bid can be a sign that a contractor is cutting corners, which will hurt the finished quality of your project. Value is a function of both cost and quality.

Do Your Research

Try to get a sense of a masonry contractor’s reputation before you commit to them. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see what people are saying about them. A few complaints is not unusual, but a lot of complaints or a complaint related specifically to your needs might give you pause. Make sure your contractor has a proof of license and is insured. It’s also a good idea to find a contractor who is bonded, ensuring protection should the contractor fail to complete the job and against claims for unpaid subcontractors or supplies.

Get it in Writing

Once you’ve found the right masonry contractor for your project, make absolutely certain that all the details are spelled out in a contract. That includes the itemized cost of materials, labor, the original bid, payment options and a completion date. A permanent record will protect you in case anything goes awry.

Masonry Repair and Restoration from Del Prete Masonry

For all of your questions regarding masonry repair and restoration, 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 mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.

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