Find a basement professional near New York, NY

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9. Ernest Construction Inc.
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

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General Contracting

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • 3 similar jobs done near you
Ernest is an extraordinary contractor! He did exactly what we asked him to do, efficiently and with attention to detail. In five days he prepared and painted all the walls in our apartment. Then he installed 80' of crown moulding, around many turns and corners, then made lots of adjustments where the moulding met the uneven walls in our 100 year old building. He painted all the woodwork, ceilings and closets. Finally, he sanded and refinished our floors. We found him to be responsive, polite and thoughtful. He was always on time and reliable. I was grateful that he was willing to discuss by email the details of our project in advance to clarify the fine points. He was helpful with minor details, such as mounting shower and curtain rods and a TV on the wall. Although our job was relatively straightforward, I know from our conversations that he is widely experienced and has many other skills. We highly recommend this trustworthy, intelligent and professional contractor. Ernest was above and beyond what we expected - he amazed us!See more
Ernest is an extraordinary contractor! He did exactly what we asked him to do, efficiently and with attention to detail. In five days he prepared and painted all the walls in our apartment. Then he installed 80' of crown moulding, around many turns and corners, then made lots of adjustments where the moulding met the uneven walls in our 100 year old building. He painted all the woodwork, ceilings and closets. Finally, he sanded and refinished our floors. We found him to be responsive, polite and thoughtful. He was always on time and reliable. I was grateful that he was willing to discuss by email the details of our project in advance to clarify the fine points. He was helpful with minor details, such as mounting shower and curtain rods and a TV on the wall. Although our job was relatively straightforward, I know from our conversations that he is widely experienced and has many other skills. We highly recommend this trustworthy, intelligent and professional contractor. Ernest was above and beyond what we expected - he amazed us!

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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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for New York basement professionals
Samuel M.
Aurel and my company contracted to have the front of our brownstone painted as well as a basement finish. This was back in March of 2020. He was supposed to be finished by May, after COVID he changed his deadline to July. We were more than accommodating. By July it was not complete. He would fail to arrive at the job and had to be continuously contacted. It is now October. Aurel has stated he is leaving to Albania to do a job out there and will be abandoning our work. The front of the building was NEVER started and the basement had some demo work and framing and is now a mess. What’s more, he was thousands of dollars for work he never completed and has refused to return the money even though we are willing to contract another person. He has completely ignored calls and text messages. Our next step is legal action. Do not hire this company. They will not be responsible and have effectively left us with a destroyed basement and several thousand dollars in the hole in the midst of COVID.
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