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Common Questions for Concrete Repairs in Vancouver WA

Jun. 26th 2016

Almost all driveways are made out of concrete, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of questions that people have about concrete driveways. We get all kinds of questions at Direct Finish Construction about concrete, including price, durability, color and when is the best time to pour. If you’re reading this then there’s a good chance you have some questions about concrete driveways as well.

So what are some of the most common questions we get about concrete driveways? One of them is “Do I need to seal my new driveway?” It is always a good idea to seal a new driveway. While you don’t have to take that step, by sealing your new driveway you can preserve the look and durability of your new slab much longer.

Another common question is what if the driveway cracks? If your driveway is jointed correctly, then most likely you won’t get cracks. However, if cracks do appear, they can be sealed and most likely they will not lead to larger more damaging cracks.

Another common question we get is how long will it take my concrete to dry? This depends on a lot of factors, but usually, within a few hours it will be hard enough to walk on. However, in most cases, you will need to wait at least a week for it to cure enough to drive on, and in some cases you might want to wait even longer, or avoid parking larger, heavier vehicles on your new slab.

At Direct Finish Construction, we’ll answer all your concrete questions. So if you’re ready for a new concrete driveway in Vancouver WA then please contact us today at 360-690-5616, or by clicking here.

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What Do I need to Ask My Contractor?

Jun. 12th 2016

Are you in the market for a general contractor to help you with that latest project at your home or office? If so then you probably have a lot of questions. Asking a lot of questions is always a good idea when hiring a general contractor. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to make sure that you get the right contractor and that you get your project done to your satisfaction. So what are some of the most important questions to ask your general contractor or commercial construction contractor?

One of the first things you can ask is to get their bid itemized. That allows you to see exactly what they charge for every aspect of the job. This can help you avoid any hidden costs or unnecessary work and charges because you will know exactly what you’re paying for. Also, be sure to clarify whether their bid is an estimate or a set price.

Another important question to ask is how long they have been working in this location? Any contractor that has a lot of experience in one location will surely have a lot of good contacts and references, which can be very beneficial to you the customer. You should also ask a contractor whom his or her main suppliers are so you know where the materials will be coming from. This can help you ensure the quality of those materials.

Lastly, you should ask the contractor if you could meet the job foreman so you know whom you will be working with and who will be your point of contact. At Direct Finish Construction we’re here to help. Feel free to ask us all of these questions and any others you might have. Just click here to contact us or give us a call at 360-690-5616.

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