Decorative concrete projects enhance and improve your concrete spaces significantly. It is a more affordable alternative to other flooring or paving projects but the overall cost will actually vary depending on several factors. If you are on a tight budget, there are ways you can save money on decorative concrete jobs. Here are a few ways how.
Choose the Least Expensive Service
If you know that your budget is limited, do not aim for more expensive decorative concrete solutions. For example, a stamped concrete with a stone pattern and texture plus hand-staining could total to something way beyond what you can afford. If your concrete needs to look and function better, ask a pro for the best possible solution that is within your budget range. Consultations are often free so take advantage of those, too.
Keep in mind that anything that is customized will cost you. Custom designs, patterns, and colors mean they are tailored exactly to what you want and that they are not readily available for everyone. If you are on a budget, minimize or just forget about customizing your concrete space. Choose designs and colors that are already being offered. This will cut down on unnecessary costs.
Schedule the Job on Off-Peak Seasons
During summer and other times of the year when the weather is fine, most contractors are fully booked. Aside from the fact that it is a lot more difficult to schedule a consultation or installation project, services are more likely to be more expensive. During off-peak seasons, when snow is falling and rain is frequent, contractors often offer discounts since they are not getting enough work volume during those months. Consultations are also easier to schedule. But this is only applicable for indoor projects where the weather won’t be able to interfere.
Trying to save money on decorative concrete projects has nothing to do with being a cheapskate. There are just concrete issues that need to be addressed immediately even when finances are on the low end. Besides, opting to stick to a budget is quite practical and not at all uncommon. Just make sure that you deal with a reliable contractor. Never fall for unlicensed or unverified contractors who offer super low prices. It is still important to check the background of the contractor you want to hire. You wouldn’t want to end up scammed, would you?