The Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Bid
When you decide you want to do a project, what’s the first step? I understand how construction works and I want to share with you some trade secrets.
First, check contractor reviews with the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Google. Next, call a contractor and set up a time for them to come to your home and give you a bid. If a contractor asks you to pay the entire bill upfront, run the other way. Putting a down payment on a project is customary. Forty to 50 percent down is the industry standard.
Since concrete work is dependent upon weather conditions, it is not a good idea to pour concrete in extreme weather conditions. Good weather will ensure that your concrete project will properly cure.
At Ortmann Concrete (OCI), we pride ourselves on getting you a bid within 24-48 hours. We’ll give you the details for the entire project, and a certificate of insurance. Not every contractor will do this, so if you are trying to choose which contractor to work with, keep this in mind.
Once you have made your down payment, we will also give you a lien waiver. A lien waiver shows proof of your down payment. Not all contractors will offer you a lien waiver.
OCI is offering an End of the Year Sale. From now until December 31, 2016, when you put down a deposit for your 2017 project, we will honor 2016 prices. You will also get first dibs on scheduling in the spring.
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