FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is concrete?
Concrete consists of a mix of ingredients including portland cement, pozzolans, water, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, and additives. When fresh, concrete can be molded hours after it’s produced. Once the initial set time is reached the concrete continues to gain strength.
Are there quality standards for concrete?
Is it normal for concrete to crack?
How much does concrete cost?
What should I look for in a contractor?
- First and foremost are they licensed – you can search that at (ROC Search). If they aren’t licensed to do the work, then they don’t have the proper insurance that protects you as the owner from damages or errors & omissions. AZ requires contractors to be licensed; it’s against the law to work without one.
- Second is experience. The cheapest price isn’t always the best deal – “Cheap work is not good and good work is not cheap”. The savings of hiring an inexperienced contractor that will cut corners isn’t worth the savings if it negatively impacts the service life of your concrete project.
- Last is professionalism. Do they answer the phone or call back? Do they arrive on time for quotes? Are they available to answer questions? Did they have a professional appearance?