We all have heard about the terrible job some waterproofing companies do when you hire them to waterproof your basement. From the outrageous prices they quote, to the poor job they do and the mess they leave behind when finishing the job, some companies are not equipped to do a good job in your home. There are many questions that as a homeowner you are entitled to ask before signing any papers with these so called contractors.
- Are you insured, bonded, and have a license to do the job required?
Making sure that the company you hire has insurance that protect you from a lawsuit if anything should go wrong with the job, is a prerequisite you should not take lightly. If any permits are required, you need to know they can take care of it without hesitation.
- How long have you been in business?
The history of the company matters. There are some companies that open for business, make some money doing bad jobs, close their doors and begin someplace else. A company that has been in business for a long time and can provide you with a clean record, plus great references, is a company that you can trust and you can do business with, without too much concern.
- Is this the best method and price for my particular problem?
IF the job they explain they are going to do seems “shady,” maybe you need to look someplace else. The job they are proposing to do, materials needed and time frame should be explain to you easily. Any questions you have should be addressed and answered promptly. If you do not understand the process and the materials they are using, you should look into a second opinion to make sure you understand what they are doing.
Having a good grasp on the information the contractors are telling you, requires that you do your homework too. Knowing the problem your basement has, researching the methods, materials and companies doing these kind of jobs can mean saving money while having a job well done.
If you have questions or need more information about basement waterproofing and foundation repair contact us. We will be happy to offer a solution that makes sense to you and is kind to your wallet.