How to Keep Your Concrete Project From Going Over Budget

How to Keep Your Concrete Project From Going Over Budget

Hooray – you finally got funding approved for your business’ new driveway or convinced your spouse that a concrete patio would enhance your lives. Now how do you find a concrete contractor who fits your needs, and more importantly, your budget?

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly contractor that doesn’t sacrifice quality, you’ll likely need to shop around. At Creative Concrete, we genuinely encourage every customer: Do your research before choosing a company to do any work on your property. As a New Brighton residential and commercial concrete company, we’re confident that we offer some qualities and benefits that others in our industry don’t.

Whether you choose us for your concrete project or not, we’re happy to share a few tips to help you choose a contractor who will stick to your budget!


A budget-friendly contractor doesn’t necessarily charge less for materials and labor. What makes them budget-friendly – and a quality contractor – is their ability to work within many parameters, your budget being only one of them.

Search for the cheapest contractor, and you’ll probably get what you pay for. Instead, search for a company that:

  • Offers free consultations. Any trustworthy contractor will require a consultation with you first to see whether their services are a good fit. How can they know whether they can satisfy your needs and budget without knowing the details of your project?
  • Knows your budget from the beginning. Yes, it’s a sticky subject sometimes, but any concrete contractor who plans well knows that the budget is something that needs to be addressed candidly and rigorously.
  • Keeps you informed. If you’re confused about what your contractor plans to do, the results may not meet your expectations. During your consultation, make sure to ask the contractor about their communication process.

Given current events, it’s understandable for any home or business owner to want to save a dollar here and there. However, this doesn’t mean your concrete project needs to be put on hold. With the help of a conscientious and budget-minded contractor, your concrete garage, driveway, or patio can be finished on time and within budget.


Since 1998, Creative Concrete has provided quality concrete services for residential and commercial properties across the Twin Cities metro area. Our team is well-versed in working with a budget in mind. How else would we be able to do such a wide variety of concrete work and garner so many sterling reviews? Contact us online or give us a call at 612-414-7932 – we’d be happy to serve you!

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