How to Choose a Masonry Contractor

How to Choose a Masonry Contractor

Whether you are building a new home for your family or seeking to touch up the foundation around your house, masons play an important role in the construction and restoration of homes. This includes building the foundation, constructing the walls, and repairing any part of the brickwork requiring attention. 

As they are responsible for ensuring the stability and durability of your home, it would be in your best interest to make sure you are picking the best masonry contractor for the project you have in mind. Here are some things you should keep in mind when planning your project and looking for a contractor to do the job for you.

Evaluate Your Goals and The Costs

Before you set out looking for a masonry contractor to hire, you first need to outline what kind of work you have in mind and what your budget is. Without first knowing those two things, you will have a hard time finding a contractor that will be the best match for your project. If you are building a new home, you need to consider how you want the house to look, where it will be located, and what your budget for the overall project is so you can narrow down which contractors to hire. 

On the other hand, if you are looking to get restoration work done, you should try to narrow your scope down to the contractors who are experienced with restoring existing structures. Once you start working these details out, you can begin the hiring process to find a contractor who will be able to meet your expectations. 

Check Their Licensing and Insurance 

Making sure the contractor you have decided to work with has the requisite licensing and insurance is important. You should ask any contractor for proof of insurance and their licensing before beginning any project. Not only is it illegal for contractors to work on a job without appropriate licensing, but having a license means they have been vetted and are far less likely to waste your time with suboptimal results. Additionally, if a problem or accident were to occur on the job, their insurance will provide both you and their employees with protection should they fail to complete the task. 

There are many ways to verify their licensing information, such as checking with your local government or city agencies to confirm their licensing status. Additionally, visiting the contractor’s website to view customer testimonials, if there are any, can be a great way to gauge how well they perform on the job. 

Check Their Services

Depending on the type of job you have in mind, you may need a contractor who offers several different services or specializes in specific tasks. You may even want a contractor who uses certain kinds of materials. Once you have evaluated the services you need, you can start searching for a contractor who is a perfect match for you. You can visit their websites to see what services they offer and view any sample pictures from previous projects.

Consider Turnbull Masonry for Your Next Project 

Turnbull Masonry has been offering superior masonry construction and restoration since 2003 for the residents of Toronto. As a family-run business, we strive to ensure customer satisfaction through excellent workmanship and honesty with all of our clients. If you are looking for a contractor to carry out your next home project, whether it be new construction or repairing and rebuilding existing brickwork, we offer a range of services to fulfill your needs. Contact us today for a quote.