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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.

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 Philadelphia basement professionals
Robin M.
Patrick did an amazing job with our basement. Our basement was totally a useless space. and my husband and I had a vision and Patrick made that vision come to life; we absolutely LOVE our basement. He turned our boring unfinished basement into a beautiful area where we can entertain guest, he added an extra room which we use as a art studio, a laundry room was also added, he created a utility closet , brand new floors, beautiful recess lightings he went above and beyond to make our basement beautiful. The best part is Patrick is very nice and a pleasure to work with.... he is very professional, and polite, he will also educate you by breaking down what he is doing and why he is doing it. I will definitely refer Patrick to family and friends. Thank you again!
MYERS & SONS CONSTRUCTIONMYERS & SONS CONSTRUCTION
Josephine f.
Howells did a great job with my basement ceiling project. Will definitely be using them for other projects around my home. Highly recommend
Howell’s restorationHowell’s restoration
Zach B.
They did a great job finishing my basement and turning the main room into a home office. Quality work, quick turnaround, and friendly service. Highly recommend.
Taylor Home Services LLCTaylor Home Services LLC
Marvin E.
He came over to give me a estimate on my basement, he said give him a few days he will email me the total cost of everything and I haven’t seen or heard from him in about 3 weeks just a total waste of time
Complete Construction and Handyman Services LLCComplete Construction and Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Brown is a liar and fraud. I truly wish that I never reached out to thumbtack for my mother. and made contact with this man. Mr. Brown left dry cement on my mother's basement, and then lied about telling me that he told me that he could not cover the bricks on my mother's basement wall. The conversation never took place. Mr. Brown charged my mother $3300 for an unfinished job, and he promised to come back and finished. My mother has called him several times, and he refused to answer his phone or business phone. The cement is still falling off the walls. My mother is s Senior citizen, and he took advantage of her. We are taking him to small claims court. He also damaged the wall in the backyard and never mentioned it. Buyer Beware of this man , he will take a Senior citizens money and do a piss poor job.
Joe Brown Construction Company LLCJoe Brown Construction Company LLC
Anthony S.
Well it start out a $250k project then and Mr Bullock needed $10k to get started he continued to ask for more money in between draws I think it's a drug thing he was suppose to remove joist and dispose he hid them in basement at the end he was suppose to frame the house it fail architecturally an structurally inspection I lost $55k do not use waist of money I suggest do not use
Yarmouth constructionYarmouth construction
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