Summer is often the ideal setting to make our homes the place we want. However, to make ideal any scenario is better to prevent, lest we later regret.
In order for our remodeling not to be a failed attempt, it is better to lay the foundations on safety and make a list of precautions to take before starting to hammer and make the first changes.
These changes, essentially, do not have to be so strict, rather they are basic conditions so that in the middle of the project you do not have to stop what, depending on the time you have, can be a big problem.
Most of the time, especially if you are already used to remodeling, are usually very simple actions that the first time usually escape of our hands. One of them, for example, may be the contractor who make the actions.
Most of all, these small mistakes and mistakes when remodeling, are almost always in relation to the person who take responsibility, the contractor, and that, most of the time, is cause for disinformation of our side.
Licensing comes first
1. A serious mistake is to think that anyone can be good for everything. No, for that there are professionals specialized ones.
2. In the same way that there are special people for each of the activities to be built, there are licenses for each activity that provide the contractor powers for the activity that their “card” indicates.
3. There is a residential builder’s license. This entity is a general contractor and can count on activities such as basement waterproofing, carpentry, concrete, excavation, guttering, house scrapping, insulation, masonry, painting and decoration, roofing, coating, and tiles / marble; However it does not have the power to engage in plumbing, electrical or mechanical works.
4. Make sure your contractor is insured and has a liability policy. If you have employees or are incorporated, you are required to have workers’ compensation insurance.
5. Before hiring, make a list of the parts your home will have, this will allow you to compare the prices and hire the right person without getting ripped off.
6. As in every transaction you must leave everything in writing so that there are no gaps that can leave things in the long run. Avoid verbal agreements.
7. There is a very popular saying that says: Paid music does not sound. Your good faith can be poorly rewarded if you overpay the payment. Give only a small advance and then when you see that everything was as you wanted to complete your investment.
8. Think about whether you will leave all materials in the hands of your contractor or, on the contrary, you want to do it yourself with the supplier.
In terms of construction, there is no turning back, once which has been turned into rubble. so it is best to make clear all the agreements for the person to be hired to do, in addition to what he knows, what you wanted at beginning: Not worry about anything.