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How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

What is the best waterproof flooring for a basement?

There are several great options for waterproof basement flooring. For example, epoxy floors are waterproof but are thicker and sturdier than paint. Make sure the concrete substrate has been prepared for application. 

Tile is a designer’s dream, giving you a moisture-resistant surface that’s infinitely customizable. Rubber sheets or tiles are also good waterproof options, particularly for playrooms, workout areas or laundry rooms. 

Vinyl tiles and planks imitate wood or other materials very convincingly, provide moisture resistance and last a long time. And sheet vinyl is affordable and a great waterproofing solution for those in need of quick fixes.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

Reviews for Lakewood basement professionals
Ankit D.
John finished our basement and he executed the plan to perfection. He does most of the work himself (except dry wall and complex electrical). Very punctual, very ethical and a perfectionist. He is not the cheapest, but he won’t nickel and dime you either. You get what you pay for… John is very reasonable. I will recommend John without any reservations.
TechWPS RemodelingTechWPS Remodeling
Josh S.
If you're looking for a general contractor, I would encourage you to look elsewhere. I hired Red Earth Construction to finish my unfinished basement. What was quoted as a two month project took 3x longer than expected. Along with that it required an excessive amount of babysitting, follow up, and repetition on my part. In the end I was left with a mess and had to hire additional contractors to finish and fix the work that was "completed" And before Jim responds to this review let me address a few things he will likely include in his reply... Yes, there were holidays. You should have taken these into consideration during the quote and it's not acceptable to have 6 week gaps where no work was done No, I do not care to have your painter come back and fix things.... Again. The previous three attempts only compounded the issues and I was tired of scrubbing paint off every inch of my newly installed floor. By the way, I had too replace light fixtures due to this And while I appreciate your gracious ~2÷ project discount in the end, I spent THOUSANDS more to fix the work I hired you to do I could go on, but overall the Endly family is very nice but extremely poor project managers. Their quote was far from the cheapest so I felt like I was going to get quality work, but that charm wore off quickly. I will not be hiring them again for any future work
Red Earth Construction LLCRed Earth Construction LLC
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