With spring and summer quickly approaching on Long Island, New York, it is getting to the time where it is important to get the exterior of the home, or the yard, in tip-top shape. For some, that simply means planting flowers or calling for that spring clean-up. For others, it may mean a complete outdoor remodel, including custom masonry work. But how does one know how to go about hiring the best masonry company on Long Island for their job? There are simple steps to follow to guarantee the best job possible.
Ask questions. There are a lot of questions you should want answered prior to hiring a masonry contracting by Long Hill Masonry. Most importantly, is the company certified? It is important to ask, and make sure, that the company you are seeking to hire is certified by the MCAA and hold a general contractor license; if so required. It is also important to ask more specific questions to your job: if they are familiar with and experienced in using a particular brick or stone; when the work will be completed; if you need to engage in any preparation; how the payment schedule works. Make sure their answers meet your ideals.
Ask for references. This is an important job; it will affect the appearance of your home. You want to make sure that the company that you hire has the reputation you perceive it to have. The most guaranteed way to do it is to speak to others who have used the company. Any contractor should be able to provide at least three references if they have the experience and expertise you would desire. Take the step and contact each reference.
Go with your gut. This has been a guideline rule since childhood: your first instinct is usually correct. If the company does not feel right, it likely is not. Keep looking. You will know when you have found the right fit by experience, as most companies specialize in certain types of projects or materials, and overall feel from the company’s owner or other representative. It is crucial you trust people who are altering the appearance of your home.
At the end of the day (or days) you will be left with a beautiful home, as long as you choose a company like Long Hill Masonry to do the job!