Things to Ask a Crawlspace Waterproofing Contractor Before Hiring Them Albertson, NY
You’ve heard it said time and time again, to contact at least three crawlspace waterproofing contractors and compare their services before you decide which contractor to go with. Vetting contractors is an important step to ensure that you not only get the best deal but also hire a professional that will provide you with the best services.
The following are some things to request from the crawlspace waterproofing contractors you are considering to facilitate the vetting process.
- Professional registration numbers
Ask the contractor to provide you with their license number to verify their registration with any professional organization in your jurisdiction. Many professional organizations impose various requirements on their members to maintain their licensing. This may include periodic training, hiring only trained and experienced staff or maintaining a good track record. A contractor that can provide you with proof of licensing or registration with a professional organization is serious about their work.
- Certificate of insurance
While we all hope for the best, things can go wrong during the waterproofing. If someone, either a member of the crew or a visitor to the property, is injured during the repairs, you could be held liable for their injuries. It is therefore important to ensure that the contractor you hire is insured. They should carry both liability insurance as well as workers’ compensation coverage at a minimum. The contractor ought to provide you with evidence of their insurance policy. Be sure to verify the information with their insurance provider.
You will never really know what the crawlspace waterproofing contractor can do for you until you hire them. However, you can get a rough idea of what to expect by speaking with their past clients. Ask the waterproofing contractor to provide you with at least 2 references and contact them yourself. Ask them about their experience with the contractor and the quality of work.
Referrals not only offer a way to check on the quality of work of the contractor but are also a great way to verify that the contractor is experienced in handling jobs similar to what you require.
- A quote
You should request the contractor for a detailed quote. The quote should include details about the job such as the cost, the system to be used, and how long they expect to be on site. Compare these details as you determine which contractor to go with.
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