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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Sandy Springs basement professionals
Ryan P.
Great communication and stellar work. James was able to finish a unique basement ceiling with an exposed vent. Look forward to future projects with him.
1st Class Construction Services1st Class Construction Services
Zach Z.
Paul did a great job taking my unfinished basement and turning it into a functioning living space. Paul was very fair with his pricing and I found him to be very easy to work with.
The Project Doctors LLCThe Project Doctors LLC
Kyoko N.
Josh Leibowitz, the owner of Atlanta Area Building and Remodeling, and his crew are hard working, honest and caring professionals you will ever meet. They guided us through the processes of finishing our basement from the initial meeting to the final touch with patience and open-mindedness. They provided us not only the competitive pricing but also the quality in services, skills and materials. We highly recommend Atlanta Area Building and Remodeling for your house beautifying projects!
Atlanta Area Building and RemodelingAtlanta Area Building and Remodeling
Qi Q.
Josh and Mark did an excellent job remodeling our basement. They are experienced contractors that provided the best solutions. What we value the most is that Mark proposed new ideas to enhance the living space. He re-routed the HAVC pipes to raise the ceiling, altered the walls to increase bathroom size, last but not least, built custom shelves to cover the existing structures. They have high standards for their work, and we completely trust them. We can not wait to call them back for our next project.
Atlanta Area Building and RemodelingAtlanta Area Building and Remodeling
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