I’ve gone on multiple appointments lately as people try to gear up for their spring and summer concrete projects. Many of the projects…actually most are stamped concrete patios people want to have installed. Unfortunately about 25% of the jobs I look at are ones that were completed a year or so ago by another company and are having problems whether it be with the sealer, extreme cracking, stamps not applied correctly, or color issues when the patio was poured. If it is just a sealer issue we can resolve it most of the time….all of the other issues the answer is tear it out and do it again. I remind people of this when we quote the project. Concrete is hard enough to walk on just hours after it was poured, and you don’t “fix” it.
The moral of the story is…when you look at your 3 quotes , don’t just look at price. You are not comparing the same refridgerator you can get at Best Buy, Sears, or Nebraska furniture mart.
Don’t get me wrong…we don’t mind fixing other peoples shotty concrete work or finishing jobs that other concrete companies started and never finished (in fact its about 25% of our business), we just hate to see people paying for something when they could have had it don’t right the first time for just a little bit more.