How to choose the right concrete company?
Whether you’re laying a new driveway or renovating your house, you’ll need a reliable concrete supplier who can create the perfect mix for the job – on time and on budget. With lots of companies to choose from, it can be tricky to pick out one that will match your needs.
So, what qualities should you look out for in the perfect concrete supplier?
Choosing the right concrete company
Can they mix concrete to your exact specifications?
Different projects need different types or strengths of concrete. A supplier with detailed industry knowledge should be able to mix concrete to your exact specifications and give a little advice along the way to make sure the finished mix is right for your project. Here at Sussex Ready Mix, we mix concrete to match our customers’ exact needs and ensure each batch is tailored to you – whether you need concrete for a big construction project or just some simple floor screed for home DIY.
Can they access hard-to-reach areas?
Sometimes it can be tricky to get concrete where it needs to go. Make sure you find a company that can hire out specialist equipment to access those hard-to-reach areas, enabling the mix to be channelled into even the most inaccessible parts of your site. We can hire out boom pumps, which use a hydraulic arm to deliver concrete to high-up places, including over houses and other structures. We also provide ground line pumps to run along the floor to transport concrete around obstacles, such as trees or buildings, and to where it needs to be.
Can they deal with projects of any size?
A flexible service that can meet the needs of the largest or smallest project will give you the secure knowledge that a company is adaptable to your needs, and can be used time and time again in the future – even if your subsequent projects have totally different needs. Here at Sussex Ready Mix Concrete, we provide domestic and commercial grades of concrete in any quantity. As such, our client base is wide and varying, allowing us to cater for just about anyone who needs us.
Will you only pay for what you use?
Even when doing your best to estimate how much concrete your project requires, your calculations might still be a little out. To avoid paying for excess concrete you don’t need, make sure you use a concrete company who will only charge for the volume of concrete that you actually use. This way, you can make any project cost-effective and give yourself that bit of leeway to overestimate. Our team operates an ‘only pay for what you use’ policy to help our customers stay on budget.
Are they friendly and helpful?
Giving a potential concrete supplier a quick call can be the best way of seeing if they are right for you. You should pick up on their demeanour fairly quickly, and if they can answer questions with a helpful and friendly attitude, then you’re on to a winner. They should be able to help you with pinpointing the sort of concrete volume you need, along with a mix that will suit your intended application.
Searching for a concrete supplier who ticks all the boxes? Here at Sussex Ready Mix, we’re the go-to concrete experts for the county of Sussex, providing domestic and commercial concrete in any mix, any quantity. Whatever project you have on the go, we get the right concrete to you with prompt next-day delivery. Get in touch today to arrange your delivery – or just for some friendly advice.