No one wants their home addition project to experience delays and disruptions, either by a lack of construction license or by hiring the wrong construction contractor. Unfortunately, these setbacks can happen sometimes – but there are ways to minimize their chances.
In this blog post, Voshall Construction will discuss some tips for avoiding construction delays and disruptions and how to find a reliable contractor who can help you through the process.
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Tip 1: Research Local Contracting Businesses
Top on our list is ensuring your construction contractor is competent.
The first step is to research their business – are they licensed in your state?
You can speed a simple Google search of their company name followed by “license” or “BBB” (Better Business Bureau) to catch any red flags. It’s also critical to read reviews from past clients to get an idea of their experience working with the contractor.
Not all contractors practice the same type of construction, so you’ll want to ensure they have experience with home additions.
Tip 2: Establish Communication Channels
Teamwork between the client and construction contractor is crucial to avoid delays and disruptions during a home addition project.
A common cause of construction delays is the client’s lack of precise planning.
To prevent this, it’s essential to sit down with your contractor and review every detail of the project before work begins. These discussions should include deciding on a construction schedule, setting a budget, and obtaining all the necessary permits.
If you take care of these issues ahead of time, it will be much easier to avoid delays and disruptions later.
Tip 3: Acquire Building Documents
In addition to ensuring that your contractor has a reliable construction license, there’s a lot more documentation you should take care of before construction begins.
For example, you’ll need to research the permits and area codes that apply to your construction project. Suppose you’re not familiar with the process. In that case, it’s best to consult with a professional who can help you obtain the necessary permits without any delays. Or better yet, leave it to a licensed contractor to secure the required documentation.
The last thing you need is someone popping up to report you when you break down a wall or start building an addition without the proper permits!
Tip 4: Ensure Timely Deliverables
An essential step to countering delays is to have a set timeline for your construction project – and to be realistic about it. This is where you and your construction contractor will sit down and talk out a detailed plan that is best laid out on a chart, and it covers what needs to happen and when.
This timeline should include milestones like “complete framing by Day X” and general goals like “begin work on the addition by Month Y.”
Once you have this timeline set, keep track of it! Refer to it to ensure that your construction contractor is still on schedule.
While we understand that not everything will always go according to plan, following these tips can help avoid construction delays for your home. And, of course, working with a reliable construction contractor – like Voshall Construction – is always a sound investment.
With over 38 years of experience and a solid reputation in Brentwood, CA, we can help ensure your home addition plans become a reality as quickly and efficiently as possible.