If you want to find the best concreters in Melbourne, then read this article!
If you go to Google, Service Seeking, Yellowpages, Oneflare and other platforms that promote concreters, you will see hundreds of concreters competing against each other, claiming that they are all the best at what they do. While this is a good thing from the infrastructure perspective, it can be very confusing for home and business owners alike.
With so many concreters available that are just a quote or phone call away, you may feel overwhelmed and consider doing your concrete yourself. There are a lot of DIY Concreting Tips available online after all. This is a good option for those with small projects on a tight budget. However, if you want a professional-looking job that will last, then find a good concreter!
Over the years, we have seen the struggle of home and business owners in Melbourne, and this is why we created this blog post. Our aim is to help homeowners find the best concreting in Melbourne without spending a buck for a quote request. We will cut the chase and make things a lot easier and quicker for you! Read on to find out more.
1. High Quality
First things first, concreting is not the type of project that you frequently do. In fact, professionally done concrete can last from 10 to 50 years!
So how do you know that concrete is of good quality?
Good quality concrete is strong & dense and must be made by a trusted supplier. Professional concreters would be able to provide you with good quality concrete. To achieve high-quality results for your concrete driveways, for example, the amount of cement should be low and aggregate should be high. Keep in mind that professional concreter would be able to use well-graded, hard and durable aggregates. To ensure that you are getting the value of what you pay for, make sure to ask your concreter some questions related to this.
Other things you should know about achieving high-quality concrete work are:
- No air bubbles should be present in the concrete
- Concrete should be fully compacted, any voids should be filled
- Particles of the cement should be small
- The concrete should be cured in at least 28 days
- The good interlocking of aggregates particles should be implemented (well mixed)
- The ratio of water-cement should be quite low
You can always ask questions related to this to your concreter during the quotation stage. Professional concreters will be able to address any queries or questions you may have.
More about quality, there are companies that will cut costs by using inferior materials – this is not what we do as professional concreters. We’re firm believers that every component is important when it comes to concrete. As such, sourcing high-quality products from reputable suppliers like Boral, Holcim, HY-TEC and more truly matters to us. Quality products will ensure your concrete will retain its integrity and appearance for years to come and continue adding value to your property.
Before or during the quoting process, it’s best to ask the concreter if they offer a warranty. It is certainly a “red flag” if they don’t offer one. Usually, contractors warrant the installation of 12 – 24 months.
At Concept Concrete we offer 6 and a half years structural warranty. If you deal with a company that’s confident about its products and services, then they should back it up with a good warranty!
Not all concreters are licensed builders, nor fully insured. You should check and ask about what licenses and certifications the contractor holds. At Concept Concrete, we are fully licensed builders and craftspeople, so you can be assured you will get quality results.
At the end of the day, you will be investing your hard-earned money to improve your property’s curb appeal and value.
4. Experience in the Industry
One of the best things about hiring highly experienced concreters is that you can be assured the job will be done right the first time. Hiring experienced professionals means you get quality work that looks great and lasts for many years to come.
Inexperienced concreters often do shoddy work resulting in ugly or unsafe concrete, often costing you more money down the line.
When choosing a concrete company in Melbourne, you need to ensure you deal with an experienced team who can get the job done right for you from start to finish. To find out more about how we can help with your concrete project, free to 1300 366 343.
5. Design & Finish
Choosing the best design and finish for your concrete is another aspect that you should give consideration to. When it comes to design, an experienced concreter should be able to give you several great options for your desired outcome. With the finish, there are many options available like Plain, Coloured, Basics, Troweled, Broom, Salt, Exposed Aggregate, Stamped, Stained, Stenciled, Polished and a lot more.
Finding concreters who are committed to excellence and providing high-quality services gives you security and peace of mind.
Professional concreters are highly committed to what they do. From the initial onsite inspection, all the way through to sealing the concrete, committed concreters offer the highest standard of workmanship possible to ensure the finished product exceeds your every expectation.
7. Affordable Rates
Getting the value of what you pay for is a top priority for any consumer. If you are looking for concreters in Melbourne, you will probably find a wide variety of prices for the same job. As with anything, cheap doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting good value and expensive doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best.
Learn more about prices by checking our online price estimator. We made the calculator to help people get a rough idea of how much your project is going to cost you.
Should you need more help in choosing a concrete design, finish or concreter give us a call on 1300 366 343 or fill out our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch with you soon.