Hiring A Mason to Do a Large Project?
There are many reasons to hire a professional mason for your project. It might be that you need help getting your home ready for winter, and doing the project yourself would take more effort than you want to invest. Perhaps you’re tired of the old fireplace in your home and have decided it’s time to find someone to make it look appealing again.
Given the high degree of skill required, masons are both artists and workers. Having stonework or bricks for your home can cost quite a bit so make sure to get the right artist to make your home look like a work of art again. Here are a few steps to take for your masonry project.
Research Your Masonry Project and Materials
Before you start your project and find a mason, it’s important to know what you want to accomplish. If possible, collect references of pictures or even have a detailed sketch of what you want to achieve to manage both your expectations and your mason’s.
Researching for materials you like is also important. Looking into different types of stones or bricks, their pros, cons, and costs will help you decide who is the mason for you once you start looking for one.
Ask to See Previous Works of the Mason
Once you’ve found a few possible masons for your project, look into their portfolio to see if they are up to the standard that you're looking for. Remember masonry requires both skill and artistic work.
Asking prospective candidates how long they have been in Masonry lets you know about their experiences and how they have orchestrated the job to get it done.
Execute a Contract
What is the original bid? How much is the cost of materials and labor? Date to be completed? Payment options? Both to secure you and your mason, you should detail in writing what the expectations are.
Without any experience, how can you find the best contractor for your masonry service? Knowing how to look for the best contractor for your needs can be a difficult process but it doesn’t have to be with these few reminders. After all, the only way to get the best results is to find a mason contractor who will build you the lifetime foundation every homeowner wishes they had.
Allow the years of experience that Hughes Custom Masonry can offer. The more experienced the mason then you will more likely be satisfied with their work and overall results.