Find a basement professional near Downers Grove, IL

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Top 6 Basement Professionals near Downers Grove, IL

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Stanford Group Inc
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Stanford Group Inc
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Basement Finishing or Remodeling

In high demand
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Downers Grove, IL
Rolf V. says, "I had previously used Thumbtack for smaller jobs, so decided to use the app for some bathroom upgrading work. Within a day, I had a number of responses, but one provider, Stanford, also suggested an onsite visit the next day. I went from originally planning to possibly replace only the tiles, and maybe the countertop, in one bathroom, to replacing the tile floors, new countertops, new basins and new faucets, in both bathrooms. That change in scope is a direct result of the level of confidence I gained in Stanford. The quality of work provided was first class across the board, not just the big ticket items, but also the small things like the quality of the grouting between the tiles, the silicone fillers, or the new piping done under the basins. Its that attention to detail that caught my attention. The team members were all great, and clearly took pride in their work. I will attach one or two pics to illustrate. I purchased the tiles and paint, and went online for the basins and faucets. The quality.of the work, was matched by very competitive pricing. I would recommend this company and its staff anyway, i already have. You can't go wrong with Leo and his team."See more
Rolf V. says, "I had previously used Thumbtack for smaller jobs, so decided to use the app for some bathroom upgrading work. Within a day, I had a number of responses, but one provider, Stanford, also suggested an onsite visit the next day. I went from originally planning to possibly replace only the tiles, and maybe the countertop, in one bathroom, to replacing the tile floors, new countertops, new basins and new faucets, in both bathrooms. That change in scope is a direct result of the level of confidence I gained in Stanford. The quality of work provided was first class across the board, not just the big ticket items, but also the small things like the quality of the grouting between the tiles, the silicone fillers, or the new piping done under the basins. Its that attention to detail that caught my attention. The team members were all great, and clearly took pride in their work. I will attach one or two pics to illustrate. I purchased the tiles and paint, and went online for the basins and faucets. The quality.of the work, was matched by very competitive pricing. I would recommend this company and its staff anyway, i already have. You can't go wrong with Leo and his team."

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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