At some point during the lifetime of masonry and concrete structures, these materials will require repair. Concrete and masonry are durable, but the elements can wear them down over time. Exteriors can become marred with water stains and cracks grow bigger as freeze thaw cycles come and go. Not only does does this present a cosmetic flaw, it also could potentially create an issue with regard to structural integrity.
A concrete masonry and repair contractor in Baltimore can fix both cosmetic and structural flaws in your masonry and concrete work, making them look new and more importantly, making them safer. But how do you differentiate contractors from one another and find the best one for you? Read our tips on how to find the right contractor for the job.
How to Find a Concrete and Masonry Repair Contractor in Baltimore
Ask around to see if anyone you know has had concrete and masonry repair work done on their structure. A good referral from someone you trust is a sign that the contractor does good work and builds good relationships with their customers.
Any good contractor will have a portfolio of their work for you to look over. Use their portfolio to gauge the quality of their work. The bigger the portfolio, the better, as this shows that they have more experience in the field.
Get estimates from several contractors for your concrete and masonry repair work. This should give you a better idea as to the real value of the work you need done, and it’s always smart to shop around.
Ask plenty of questions before you choose to go with a particular contractor. Make sure they are licensed and insured, and that their subcontractors are as well. Get an estimate for how long the project will take and how much it will cost, with an itemized list of material and work costs. Ask if you will have a dedicated contact for your project who you can go to with questions or concerns. Finally, ask if you can talk to previous customers to get a feel for their experience working with the contractor.
About Consolidated Coatings Inc.
Consolidated Coatings is a full service building restoration contractor operating in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Since 1979, we’ve provided professional restoration of commercial, industrial, and historic buildings across a range of disciplines. These include masonry restoration, concrete restoration, industrial and floor coatings, EIFS, and waterproofing. Follow us on our blog for weekly posts on industry-related topics. If you have any questions, please contact us at 410-574-6504.