More Tips – when Searching for a Basement Contractor

We have already listed the top three red flags in a

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previous blog about Basement Contractors:

  1. Are they Insured?
  2. Are they a member of the BBB (Better Business Bureau)
  3. How many years have they been in business?

This is just the tip of the iceberg when looking for a basement contractor. Here are a few more pointers from the pro’s:

1. Have they done a thorough basement inspection?

Foundation cracks are definitely not something you want to find out about, after completing your basement and your Basement Contractor is long gone. Each basement is different, some basements have little to no foundation cracks, while others have a lot. This is why it is so important to have properly examine the basement floor and foundation.

2. What to do with Posts and Beams?

Any knowledgeable Basement Contractor would have come across this issue many times. What to do with those annoying posts and beams that have been placed in the most inconvenient spots? In most cases it is possible to move them, but this could potentially add many dollar signs to your budget. Your Basement Contractor should already know of ways around this and to incorporate functionality with any obstacle.

3. Who will design the floor plan?

Your Basement Contractor should not ask you to come up with a floor plan. Each city has strict building codes that must be adhered to. Your Basement Contractor should be the one mapping out the best floor plan to maximize your living space. At Finished Basement – no two basements are a like.  Each basement is treated as a blank canvas – new ideas, new designs that lead to happy homeowners.

Stay tuned for more tip’s to think about when looking for the right Basement Contractor!

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