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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. 

Reviews for Ashburn basement professionals
Robyn P.
From completely unfinished to an adorable rentable basement apartment. Philip is great to work with. Throughout the whole process, he kept me informed and addressed any concerns that came up. He also worked hard to keep the project within my budget.
Crown Services Group, LLCCrown Services Group, LLC
Norbertus D.
Ramon and his team were great! I did a basement remodel that included ripping down walls and building new ones. Ramon was excellent to work with I especially appreciated his attention to details and making sure we were both on the same page even when it came to the small things. Highly recommend!
Impact Interiors LLCImpact Interiors LLC
Ryan D.
John of MTB Construction was fantastic! I needed a custom air ventilation system installed in a basement crawl space and venting out through my home's foundation. I needed it done on fairly short notice. John made it happen just a day or two after meeting with me and did a perfect installation. Thanks so much!
MTB Construction LLCMTB Construction LLC
Nicole J.
We only worked with Hector briefly to get a bid done for our basement dig-out/remodel. When I asked for an update on the bid we had requested, he responded with an email that not only was demeaning and assumed I couldn't afford to proceed with the project, but didn't include an actual bid - only an overall estimate after he "quickly ran the numbers." His lack of professionalism is why I am giving him a one star ranking....I can't actually provide feedback on any work that has been done by him since we won't be working with him any longer.
Thomas A.
*update* They addressed the following issues below: I hired this company to come in and finish my basement. The initial bid came in at a decent price but later found out it did not include materials ( which they will charge you 10% on top of the material costs). There was no clause in the bid that stated materials weren't included. First off, the Sheetrock was done poorly. The cuts for the electrical and ventilation was off and I am unable to add a vent cover. Secondly, the doors that were installed were crooked and the trim is twisted on one door so bad that you cannot shut the door without a gap being there. Seeing this is the bathroom door, the privacy is out the window. Third, they completely messed up the electrical and had live wires that were cut just hanging there in the rafters (after the sheet rock was already installed). It took three people to figure out why the hallway light was constantly staying on as well. It eventually was resolved. They also purchased material and charged me, then left it at my house stating " you can take this to home depot for store credit." Okay, but what about the extra 10% surcharge I will not be getting back? At the end of it all, the work was done within the time frame they told me. I went with this company because of the reviews, but I truly regret picking them.
Cransten Handyman and Remodeling- Wasatch FrontCransten Handyman and Remodeling- Wasatch Front
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