Both may seem like luxuries in your garage, but both are close to necessities. Without floor drains, you risk puddling water or even flooding in your basement. Without garage floor coatings, you have to deal with constant concrete dust, along with an erosion of your floor (not to mention the difficulty of cleaning any stains) over time.
But when you decide that you need either or both, that decision is and should only be the beginning to your process. Now, it’s time to decide something just as important: which company you should work with to get it done. Here are a few tips that can help you find the right company for your Minnesota floor drain and garage floor coating installation.
1) Research Your Options
More than anything else, you need to make sure you know who can even help you solve your garage floor and drainage problem. That process could be as quick as opening a phone book or performing a Google search, but you may also want to consider listing portals like AngiesList.
When researching your options, look for garage floor drain and coating companies who can showcase positive reviews of their business. The more positive experiences others have made, the more likely you will be to do the same.
2) Make Personal Contact
Next, it’s time to actually contact your favorite options and talk a bit about your situation. Here, you can find out rough estimates of pricing, as well as dates of availability. You should try to get on the phone with the actual company that will do the repair, not someone the job could be outsourced to.
In the digital age, personal contact is quickly becoming underutilized. Simply put, there is no better way to judge whether the repair company is the right fit for your needs than actually chatting about it.
3) Invite the Professionals to See the Situation
The next step is to make sure that the company that is about to undertake major repairs in your home actually sees the situation first-hand. You never want to agree to anything that’s binding until you know that the professionals you’re about to hire feel comfortable in completing the job, and can give you an accurate estimate of the time and money it will take.
Some professionals charge for a visit, while others give you a free estimate. Whether you want to pay for a simple visit depends on how comfortable you feel with the company you’re about to hire after your personal contact.
4) Insist on Local Expertise
Finally, always insist on hiring a contractor that has extensive experience not just in Minnesota in general, but your local area as well. Minnesota weather can be extreme, which means that someone used to working in more mild weather may not be prepared for the temperatures your floor will have to withstand.
In addition, Minnesota professionals can also give you more accurate estimates of the local material costs, and will help you with any other issues you might have, from relocating your items temporarily to obtaining local permits. The more local the contractor, the greater the chance that your garage floor drain and coating project will succeed both in the short and in the long term.
Have you decided that garage floor drains and Minnesota garage floor coating are becoming a necessity for your space? If so, it’s time start thinking about who you want to work with in order to make sure that the project will be completed on time, within budget, and without the need to fix it again anytime soon. To learn how we can help you in that endeavor, contact us.