What to Expect When Getting a Concrete Leveling Estimate
As with any serious home renovation, the best way to get started is with an estimate. An estimate gives you basic information about what the project is aboujt and what it will require to be resolved. Estimates also allow you to see hands on the expertise of your potential contractor. We can ensure you Brosco Concrete is the right contractor for any concrete leveling job. Especially if you live in London, Ontario or the surrounding areas. But if you are making comparisons here are some thing to keep in mind.
The obvious reason to get an estimate is so you have an idea of the price point but there is more to it than that. Watching the estimator gives you an idea of how they see the project. You find out how many workers they envision needing. Estimates allow you to ensure we are bonded and insured which we most definitely are. Lastly, an estimate can ease your mind as you view our portfolio and can see that our concrete leveling work speaks for itself. But once you become comfortable with us as contractors there are still estimate questions left. The most common being, when the estimate is broken down what does it look like?
Every project has costs that remain consistent. Here are a few. The cost of the tools used and their wear and tear as well as the cost of the wages of professionally trained staff who are also bonded and ensured. These costs are rolled into baseline prices. Having unskilled, unlicensed workers will drop costs significantly. But it is far too risky to trust your project to an amateur’s best judgement and risk someone with no insurance getting hurt on your property.
What ultimately determines your estimate is the level of disrepair your concrete is in. Obviously, no two jobs are the same. It is all about how severe the damage is. A cracked slightly off-kilter sidewalk will be much less expensive than a sinking splitting driveway. Depending on how much labour is needed different special tools will be used, as well as different and differing amounts of material. These are the main determinant of your estimate.
To some extent you can control the types of tools needed and which materials and how much of them are needed. You can do this by thinking ahead. If you act immediately when you see unlevelled concrete the resources to fix it will be much less than the issue is left unattended. Shifting, cracking and damage that occurs from waiting to fix the problem will as expected cost you more to fix. Unleveled concrete always gets worse with time.