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Finding the Best Concreter in Cairns

5 Quick Tips on finding the best concreter in Cairns

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Our quick tips

Looking for the best concreters in Cairns? Are you wanting that new driveway to look spick and spank day and night, rain or shine, year after year? You’ve come to the right place.

 

You’ll notice that if you search on google and type “Best Concreter Cairns” you’ll notice that there are many directories from Localsearch to Yellowpages, Hipages and Oneflare. 

But have you noticed that there are dozens upon hundreds of concreting companies out there that will say the exact same thing? Claiming that they are the best service. It is so easy to say that something is the ‘best’, but actions speak louder than those words. 

 

It can definitely feel very overwhelming when it comes to picking a concrete contractor, especially because driveways, patios, exterior design or pavement is a big investment. 

Whilst you could call each and every concreter and compare their prices over the phone, Read their reviews, analyse their process and business, it can take a long time and can be a tedious process to go through. Many people just go for the first concreter they see, but this often leaves a dissatisfied customer.

 

Now you might think that doing your own DIY concreting is an option now right? 

WRONG.

 

Professional-looking, long-lasting and quality concreting only comes through years of practice, training and care. Finding a good concreter for any building application is key to your dream home!

We get it, many home owners struggle to find a quality concreter in Cairns. So we realised we needed to change that. That is exactly what we’re doing in this blog. By assisting YOU to find the best concrete contractor, you can be sure you’ll be saving time and money. So without further ado, here are the top 5 tips in finding the best concreter.

1. A Licensed Contractor

Sadly, there are some contractors that rather skip the nitty gritty details of being licensed or insured. This poses a liability to you as it decreases the reliability and increases the risk of personal injury or more costs. 

Asking the concreter about what certifications or licenses they have is key to knowing whether they are capable of performing the job competently. 

At Johns Concreting Cairns, we are 100% fully licensed and insured, so you can make sure you are getting the best quality, reliability and service when it comes to concreting.

 

2. Industry Experience

One of the best reliability factors when hiring a quality concreter is their years of service and experience. Most concreters that have been in business for at least 2 years proves that they are capable of producing quality work. Hiring professionals means excellent quality concreting that will last for many years

Contractors who are inexperienced usually provide a dodgy service which gives you a brittle, ugly and dangerous surface to walk and put your car on. Often this can then result in you spending more money to fix your driveway or to completely get a new one.

When you are choosing a concrete company in Cairns, you need to find a company with industrial experience that knows the ins and out of every job. Luckily for you, by contacting us on 07 3050 0899 we can help you with your very own personal project.

 

3. Being High Quality

Looking for the best concreters in Cairns? Are you wanting that new driveway to look spick and spank day and night, rain or shine, year after year? You’ve come to the right place.

First off, concreting is a long-haul project that should not be taken lightly. When given the proper servicing and construction, concrete can potentially last for up to 50 years. This is a long time, and is more than enough to stop you worrying about your own driveway.

 

 

How do you find excellent quality concrete?

Good question, thank you for asking. Usually quality concrete is made of a strong and dense structure by a reliable supplier. We only use the finest well known companies such as Boral. A good high quality concrete driveway consists of a low ratio of cement and high ratio of exposed aggregate. This is not only the case, but to also use a high quality aggregate, asking the concreter these types of questions will assist you in getting a reliable concreter.

 

Quick list to identify high quality concrete work:

  • – There are no chunks of cement, particles are fine and small
  • – Concrete should be compacted to the max, there should be no gaps in it
  • – Concrete should be cured before being laid, for at least 30 days
  • – There should be a low water ratio to a high cement ratio in the mixture
  • – There should be no air bubbles in the concrete
There are many Cairns concreters who will use inferior materials, trying to cut costs and trying to fool you. This is not the case with us. We believe that every material added to make your concrete driveway is important to ensuring that you have a driveway that will make you smile everytime you go to and from home. 
 
The best way to know you are getting a quality material is asking the supplier they use. We use the most trusted and well-known suppliers such as Boral and Onesteel.
 

4. Having a Warranty

Its no secret that there are some shady concreters who would rather pull a fast one on you, doing a half-done job and taking your money before you can say “Do you have a warranty?”. That’s where we come in. 

One of the most important things to ask during the negotiations is to ask whether they have a warranty. If they don’t have one, this is a major indicator that you should not go with them.

When you go with Johns Concreting Cairns, our warranty is top-notch and lasts for up to 6 years provided it satisfies the eligible criteria. If you see a concreting company in Cairns that shows you their warranty and policies upfront so you know what you are getting into, then that is a good company!

 

5. Competitive and Affordable Pricing

One of the best reliability factors when hiring a quality concreter is their years of service and experience. Most concreters that have been in business for at least 2 years proves that they are capable of producing quality work. Hiring professionals means excellent quality concreting that will last for many years

We know it. You know it. One of the bottom lines with any project, any application and any product you buy, it is the pricing. But the cheapest concreter is often not the best one to go with, as shoddy concreting can let you down over the years, costing you more money in the long run. Getting expensive concrete also doesn’t mean the best either. That is why getting value for money requires a balanced pricing to quality ratio when you are looking for concreters in Cairns. 

 

So there you have it, 5 quick tips to help you in finding the best concreting contractor in Cairns (And in general). Need some more help? We are more than happy to jump on a call with you on 07 3050 0899  to discuss your own concreting solution. You can also contact us on our online enquiry form and our team will be in contact with you shortly.

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