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Tips for Making Sure Your Contractor Measures Up

10 Tips for Making Sure Your Contractor Measures Up…

  1. Hire only licensed contractors.
  2. Check a contractor’s license number online at www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling (800) 321-CSLB (2752).
  3. Get at least three bids.
  4. Get three recent references and visit them to see how the work was done
    from each bidder and review past work in person.
  5. Make sure all project expectations are in writing and only sign the contract if you completely understand the terms.
  6. Confirm that the contractor has workers’ compensation insurance for employees.
  7. Never pay more than 10% down of $1,000, whichever is less. Don’t pay in cash.
  8. Don’t let payments get ahead of the work.
  9. Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project, including all payments.
  10. Don’t make the final payment until you’re satisfied with the job.
The Contractor may not be happy with these, but if they’re honest it won’t be a problem for them

 

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