Get the answers of these questions from your contractor for successful completion of the construction project.
One of the biggest financial and emotional investments in anyone’s life is building or remodeling a home. This often turns out to be a life time investment for many people. However, since you are going to invest lots of your time and money, it is always advantageous to know what is coming up your way. In such a situation you may not like surprises. And this is why you should ask these 10 questions to your contractor even before the inception of the project.
1. What is the working plan?
No matter how big or small company you hire, there should be a proper plan for the project. Depending on the project whether remodeling or new construction, this plan will change. Important diagram, sketches should be included in the planning. This is the very first step of the project. A professional and experienced contractor or company will always have a specific plan of every project.
2. What is the schedule?
The schedule of the work doesn’t only consist a start date and an end date. Each part of the project should be scheduled and the work should be according to that deadline. While in one hand this reflects the experience of the contractor, on the other hand, tells you in advance what is going to happen next.
3. Who will attend the project every day?
Depending on the size and structure of the project and also the company, the person, responsible for attending the project may change. But more than the designation of the person in the company make sure that the person is well-known with all the aspects of the project or is experienced enough in handling such jobs.
4. What about the protection of the property?
This should be discussed before the inception of the project so that you don’t have to face any unwanted situation. A number of dust-contaminant measures can be applied during the project. And also there are issues with the household stuffs like furniture, books, drapes and many more. Ensuring the safety of the rest of the house from the construction area through discussion is important.
5. What will be the medium of communication?
Even though you will visit the construction site at a regular interval (if it is a new construction), there should be a pre-decided mode of contact in case of emergency. With a wide variety of electronic communication medium available in the present time, there shouldn’t be any problem between you and the contractor in reaching each other.
6. What is the most concerning part?
No matter how experienced or proficient your contractor is, there has to be an area which is comparatively confusing than the other. Point out that area in advance by discussing with your contractor. Discussing about it upfront will help to take extra protection during the project.
7. How to reach after hours?
The situation to reaching your contractor apart from the working hour may arise without prior notice. The same may happen to your contractor as well. So, it is better to exchange all the means of communication like cell number, email, landline no. etc.
8. What about the safety of the workers?
Safety of the workers is one of the most important aspects of any construction project. You need to ensure if the workers are insured or not. It is always better to work with companies where workers are insured to avoid future complicacies.
9. What kind of documentation will I receive?
Irrespective of the size of the project, you should always make sure to do proper paper work before the beginning of the project. You need to know in advance about the terms and conditions of the contractor. This is also important to avoid any sort of misunderstanding during the project.
10. How to make the payment?
And finally, you need to confirm the payment process. This may vary from companies but there should certainly be a specific process through which you will know in advance when you will have to pay and what amount you will be paying to your contractor.
The answers to all these questions will not only give you a clear idea about the working process of the company, the project will end up with a positive note.
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