Get 3 quotes - put them beside each other, throw out the highest and the lowest and you have the best choice, right? WRONG! The problem is that most homeowners and many builders don't know the questions to ask when reviewing a quote, and are often disappointed with the finishing product. Worse yet, is that often to fix their walls they call in a sacking crew, and end up paying more that if they would have gone with us in the beginning.
When reading an architectural concrete quote you need to know you are comparing apples to apples. There are the obvious ones; does it include form ply & materials, concrete & pump, placing, finishing. Any architectural forming company should give you the option to include placing and finishing - thereby holding themselves responsible for the finished product. Should our client choose to go with a different company, we remind them that we cannot standby the finish. Which we would argue is almost as important as the formwork itself. We are the ONLY forming company I am aware that will guarantee your walls don't need parged or sacked.*
Remember NO ARCHITECTURAL WALLS should NEED to be sacked and parged when new. #stoptheparge
Here are some "not so obvious" questions that will impact he cost and quality of your architectural concrete walls:
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