Laying pavers often seems like a simple task. What could be harder than fitting uniformly shaped blocks next to each other, right? Wrong. There is a lot that goes into the installation of pavers. For starters, you need to create a solid base on which these blocks will sit on. Next you have to ensure that the blocks are uniformly spaced and that they sit firmly on the solid base. The spaces between the blocks have to be filled too. The main reason why some homeowners end up spending a lot of time and money in paver repairs San Diego is because their pavers were not installed properly.
To avoid issues such as weeds growing between pavers and pavers becoming uneven you need to work with a professional. In this post, we will be looking at some of the most important things you must do when hiring a contractor for paver repairs San Diego.
Contact several contractors
More often than not, we love using the same contractor that the people we know used. But what happens if they used the wrong contractor, do you also want to get the same bad services? The answer is definitely no.
Prior to committing to a highly recommended contractor, it is always good to speak with at least two other contractors. You need to ask for estimates, references as well as images of their most recent project. It is only by looking at what other contractors have to offer that you will be able to know if you are committing to the best contractor or not.
The contractor must come to the site
Never accept an estimate if a contractor has not yet seen your project. This is because square footage is not the only factor that affects the cost of a project. Be wary of contractors who rush to give you an estimate without visiting your site. In most cases, the quote they give will be inaccurate because they don’t understand the scope of your project.
When they come to your site, you need to ask question on what the quote will cover, how the work will be done and who will do the work. You should also take the time to ask for proof of insurance and license. If the contractor doesn’t seem to know what he is talking about, it is probably wise to look for another contractor.
Everything must be in writing
Last but not least, to avoid misunderstandings, everything you discuss and agree on must be put in writing. Ensure the contract includes everything you discussed before signing.