FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers, over the years we
have found them to become very helpful to our customers. If you do
not find the answer to your question please give us a call.
Q: I want to do a concrete project (ex: a patio, sidewalk, driveway or
patio extension) about how much will it cost?
A: Unfortunately, there is no
set answer to this question, because each project has so many variables.
However, if you are just trying to budget for the project, we always
estimate the cost to be between $4.25 a square foot and $5.75 a square
Q: What makes the price vary from $4.25 to $5.75 a square foot?
A: There are a number of things
that can cause the cost of the project to vary. One of the things
is the preparation of the area where the concrete will go (Is it grass,
hard dirt, rock, soft dirt, landscape granite or old broken concrete).
As you can see, in each case the amount of work to prepare for the
new concrete can vary greatly, from just leveling the soft dirt to
using a jackhammer to remove old concrete. The amount of labor and
the type of equipment used or needed is a major factor.
Q: What other factors can change the cost?
A: Just like any other home improvement,
we all have a different idea of what the finished project will look
like. Some people may select a sidewalk with a curved design while
others prefer a straighter look. Here in Arizona we also like to try
to match up our new concrete with the existing landscape and colors.
Q: I'm not exactly sure what I want but I have a few ideas, how can I
be sure I am making the right choices for the project?
A: As long as you have a pretty
good idea what you want, a good contractor will be glad to make suggestions
to help you decide what to order.
Q: Is there anything to worry about when I want to put concrete in my
yard, or do you just put the forms up and pour the concrete?
A: There are a lot of things we
do before we pour the concrete. We always bring along instruments
to check the drainage of your property. We want to be sure that the
concrete will drain water properly and not trap water somewhere in
your yard. We also look for existing water lines that may go to your
sprinkler system or electrical lines that may go to lights in your
Q: I don't have a sprinkler system now, but what if I want to put one
in some time in the future.
A: Many times we are asked to
run some plastic pipes(PVC) under the concrete for a future water
line or electric. Of course there is a minimal charge for any extras
you may add.
Q: How do I select a contractor to do the job?
A: The first thing to remember
is to protect yourself and the best way to do that is be sure the
contractors that bid on you job are LICENSED, INSURED, and BONDED.
Q: What does that mean, LICENSED, INSURED, AND BONDED?
A: This means that the contractor
you select has passed tests given by the state of Arizona to be sure
he is knowledgeable and also has the experience the state requires.
It also means that he carries Insurance such as Workmens Compensation
in the event that someone got injured on the job that can be treated
for that injury, and the Bond protects you so you are satisfied with
the completed job.
Q: What if I hire a contractor that isn't Licensed, Insured, or Bonded?
A: This can be a dangerous risk
on your part. In the event that one of his employees got injured on
your property, you would be responsible for his injuries, and if they
do a bad job or have poor workmanship you would probably not be happy
with the job and their work may not be guaranteed.
Q: What if I only have a small job to do. Will the contractor still give
me a bid?
A: Each contractor is different,
and some concrete contractors are getting away from small jobs and
some have stopped doing residential jobs altogether. Other contractors
will still come to look at the job, but they do have a minimum price
to do a job.
Q: Do you have a minimum charge? A. Yes, for residential jobs there is
a minimum charge of $700.00. Q. Why is the minimum charge so expensive?
A: Unfortunately even a small
job requires concrete finishers to stay on the job all day long, also
when a job is under 5 yards of concrete, concrete companies charge
$125.00 delivery charge this and other overhead items are responsible
for the $700.00 minimum charge.
Q: OK - I am ready to do my new patio, how can I contact you?
A: You can always contact us by
phone, and our number is at the top of our website, but we also have
a page you can fill out right on the website that will send us an
email. Look for the "Contact Us"
section on the Homepage.
Q: Do you do commercial jobs?
A: Yes, we do both commercial
and residential jobs, and we always like the opportunity to bid on
Q: What services does Perfection Paving and Concrete perform?
A: Up until now we mostly talked
about concrete, however, we also do small paving jobs and asphalt
repairs. We also do sealcoating and crackfilling for asphalt parking
lots along with other related masonry such as block walls and stucco,
and a variety of other work.
COMMENT: We at Perfection Paving and Concrete hope that this may answer
some of your questions, but remember we are always willing to talk
to you in person and help you with you projects. Please feel free
to give us a call or stop by our Contact Us page and we will arrange