Ask These Questions When You Schedule Concrete Delivery

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When you have a sizable project that requires concrete, it's a far better idea to hire a concrete delivery service than try to handle the job yourself. On your own, you'll need to carry heavy bags of dried concrete mix, mix them with water and then grade the concrete, all while working quickly before it sets. A concrete delivery service, meanwhile, will visit your home with a large truck, and then pour and level the concrete based on your specifications. To be a fully informed customer, as well as make sure you're hiring the right company for the job, it's a good idea to ask these questions.

Can You Help Me Estimate My Concrete Needs?

The average person will often have trouble estimating exactly how much concrete he or she will need for the job, and the last thing you want to do is not order enough or order too much. Any reputable concrete service will work with you to help come up with an accurate idea of how much concrete you'll need. The representative on the phone will listen as you describe your job in detail and will likely ask you to perform a series of measurements — for example, the length and width of the area if you're getting a slab poured or repaired — so that the truck will come with the right amount.

Is My Yard Configuration Conducive To Concrete Delivery?

You'll need to be sure that the layout of your yard will work for having concrete delivered. If your project is in the front yard, there will likely be no issues, but a backyard project can be more difficult to reach. Talk about the layout of your yard — providing measurements of openings, if asked — so that the company's rep will be able to confirm that concrete delivery is feasible. If the crew can't access the job site with a truck, it may use a smaller mixer to get the job done for you.

What Do You Need Me To Do Before You Arrive?

It's beneficial to ask about what steps you can take to make the job go smoother — and possibly save you money by reducing the amount of time that the concrete service crew needs to spend on your job. Depending on the location of the project, for example, you might be asked to trim some overhead trees that could be in the way or even remove a panel of fencing to provide access. Confirming this information will ensure the job can be done without delays.

For more information about preparing for this kind of project, contact a company like Jersons Concrete.

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