Foundation Contractors: How to Choose the Right One
In life, we all at some point will make a mistake when it comes to purchasing services. Whether it’s taking our car to a mechanic who seems to break more than they fix or a landscaper who doesn’t own a lawnmower, it will happen to each of us at some point. When it comes to your home, though, you certainly don’t want to make a mistake. It is your biggest investment, and you must choose the right contractor. Choosing from foundation contractors can be tricky, but Arredondo Group has the knowledge and experience and will make repairing foundation for your home a priority. Here is how to know if you have found the right contractor for your foundation problems.
Length of Time in Business
Bad contractors do not stay in business for long. Their poor-quality work will out them after a while, and they will move onto other things. A contractor with years of experience in and around San Antonio is more trustworthy since you know they have the track record and customer base to be reputable.
When choosing between foundation contractors, always ask about the systems and methods they use. Repairing a foundation is not a one size fits all job. Every area has different soil types, and even homes in the same neighborhood might have different types of foundations. A quality contractor will understand the conditions in which they are working and adjust their methods accordingly.
Good foundation contractors are confident in their work, so they back up that confidence with guarantees. A warranty will also give you peace of mind knowing that you are protected in case something goes wrong.
For further protection, find a contractor that has insurance. You can even request their insurance certificate as proof. If you hire an uninsured foundation contractor and something happens, you may be held liable.
When you are shopping for items, you always want to find the best deal. However, getting your foundation repaired is not the same as finding a new pair of shoes. The lowest price is not necessarily the best deal. You may end up paying more down the line when you must hire someone else to repair the mistakes of the cheaper contractor. You also don’t want to go with the highest price if it seems that they are not offering more or better workmanship. Try to find a middle-ground between price and quality for repairing foundation.
Reputable Foundation Contractors are Accredited
Always check to see if a foundation contractor is certified by any trade associations. For instance, there is the Foundation Repair Association. To qualify for membership with a professional association, a contractor must demonstrate high-quality work and adherence to all of the industry standards. You can also check to see if they have a rating or any complaints with their local Better Business Bureau.
Do some research and come prepared with questions for the prospective contractor. Then you can gauge their knowledge and experience. If they give good answers and are well versed in repairing the foundation, then it is a good bet they are reputable.
Good foundation contractors are professionals. They treat you with courtesy and respect, and they do not speak poorly of other contractors. They will show up on time and provide good lines of communication.
At Arredondo group, we can provide all of this and more. Contact us today for a free estimate if you are having issues with your foundation.