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HOW TO USE THIS SITE
- Learn about decorative concrete with our expert articles, videos, cost guides and more
- Find inspiration by browsing thousands of pictures of quality concrete jobs from around the country
- Connect with contractors on your own terms (we hate spammy calls and annoying emails too)
Tip: If you live in a rural area, and can't find concrete contractors nearby, try looking in the surrounding areas. Many contractors are willing to travel reasonable distances.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT CONCRETE NETWORK?
- We’ve been at this for more than 20 years
Since 1999, we’ve connected people like you with local concrete contractors across the US and Canada.
- We believe finding a contractor should be less stressful
We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people compare contractors and get quotes for commercial and residential projects.
- We know decorative concrete
With our primary focus on decorative services, the companies you’ll find here can customize your concrete in countless ways.
- We keep things simple
You don’t have to answer a series of questions before you can see the contractors near you.
- We aren’t a middleman
You’re in complete control of when, how and which contractors you contact. Your phone is not going to start ringing off the hook after using our site.
TIPS FOR HIRING A CONCRETE CONTRACTOR
Use this guide to make sure you're prepared when it comes to hiring a contractor for concrete work. These 8 simple steps are your key to knowing what information you should look for, what questions you should ask, and to understanding some vital do's and don'ts during the process. Your preparedness can make a difference in how smoothly your project gets installed. Print a copy of this diagram and refer to it through each step of your project. Before you know it, you'll be enjoying your new concrete too!
How to Hire a Contractor for Interior Concrete Work
Whether you need concrete flooring or concrete countertops or want to transform your existing concrete with staining or polishing, follow these eight steps to make sure the process of hiring a contractor goes smoothly.
How to Hire a Contractor for Exterior Concrete Work
Need a concrete driveway or patio poured, or maybe you want to resurface your existing one? Stamped concrete is an excellent choice for outdoors. Use these tips to help you hire a contractor to do the work.
5 THINGS YOUR CONCRETE CONTRACTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Once you’ve hired a concrete contractor for your next project (after getting references and checking out their qualifications, of course) there are a few things you should know right off the bat to get the project off to a good start. Often these issues remain unspoken and are just never discussed. By bringing them up with your contractor and putting everything out on the table, you’ll establish a better working relationship and get the high quality results you expect. In turn, your contractor will have the peace of mind that his work will be appreciated and that you’ll understand what it takes to achieve the best quality work. So before your project begins, be sure to meet with your contractor and give him the opportunity to tell you these five things he wants you to know.
L.L. Geans Construction
1. Ask me for a sample or mockup.
To avoid any unexpected surprises, ask me for a mockup made with the same materials, tools and techniques I plan to use on your project. Also come visit my showroom, where I have on display small-scale samples of the patterns, colors, and techniques I specialize in.
Decorative Concrete Institute
2. Don’t be afraid to request something outrageous.
Do you have something really over the top in mind for your concrete floor or countertop? Maybe you want an unusual color scheme or a wild geometric design, like the concrete overlay shown, with more than 200 hand-cut and stained circles. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas. I love the chance to be creative.
3. Expect (and embrace) imperfection.
Concrete is not a manufactured product that comes off an assembly line, so some minor imperfections are to be expected. In fact, many people are lured to decorative concrete because these imperfections give my work character, such as the mottled colors of a stained floor or the organic look of a concrete countertop.
4. My work will take some time.
Because of the hand craftsmanship involved, my decorative concrete installations often take several days or longer to complete, depending on the complexity of the project. To create a custom concrete countertop, for example, I will need to make templates, build the form, place and cure the concrete, add color or stain, and then polish and seal the surface. All this takes time, but your patience will be rewarded.
Decorative Concrete Institute
5. Don’t neglect to maintain your concrete.
Concrete is extremely durable, and I can seal it to make it stain-proof and weather resistant, but that doesn’t mean it’s care-free. Regular cleaning and a little TLC will keep it looking great for many years to come. Get these how-to tips for maintaining concrete floors, slabs, and countertops.
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