Home improvements are usually not much fun to deal with. Although there is some excitement about the end product, we often hear horror stories about the process of getting there. Hiring the right contractor is the first step of ensuring the project runs smoothly. If you’re looking for a contractor for basement waterproofing in Etobicoke, let these steps guide you to finding the perfect one.
- Check the credentials
This should be the first thing to ask about when you’re hiring a contractor for basement waterproofing. Make sure that the contractor you hire is a licensed and registered company who are qualified and experienced to do the job.
- References and Reviews
Just like with any other service, ask contractors for references of basement waterproofing in Etobicoke they’ve done. A Google search might also bring up some helpful and honest reviews of companies.
- Costs and Deposits
It’s easy to give in to the cheapest quote but this isn’t always really the cheapest. Ask contractors to give you a detailed description of the cost and also exactly what you’ll get for your money. Some contractors have hidden costs which only comes to light after clients have signed a contract. At Pom Group we guarantee up-front pricing and no overtime charge.
It is also important to clarify when payment is required. Be careful of contractors that require big deposits.
- Ask about the warranty
A good contractor who believes in their work will be able to give you a warranty. Make sure you understand how long the warranty period is and what the conditions are if the waterproofing fails to outlive the warranty.
- Get a timeframe
Contractors usually have many jobs at a time to attend to, so in order to manage your expectations, ask them to give you a schedule and an estimated date of completion. Although it’s understandable that contractors have many projects, you need to know that you’re project is just as important as the others they work on. Getting a fixed schedule should give you a good idea of how important you are to them.
- Ask about insurance
Any good contractor should have public liability insurance. This is to protect the contractor and the client. Familiarise yourself with the policy the contractor has so that you don’t end up with a lawsuit if someone is injured on the job or if something goes wrong.
- Sample Materials
You might not be an expert on basement waterproofing materials, but when you’re comparing contractors and ask for sample materials from each, you’ll most likely be able to see who offers better quality materials.
- Get a contract
If you’ve come to a decision on which contractor to use, be sure to sign a contract. This should include everything that you’ve discussed: the price, insurance, schedule, etc.
Basement Waterproofing in Etobicoke
For headache free basement waterproofing take your time to hire a contractor. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you want before you make a decision and don’t be intimidated by contractors trying to scare or force you into making a decision quickly.
Basement waterproofing is one of our specialties and we are willing to answer any questions you might have.