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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.

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.

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.

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 Alexandria basement professionals
Thumbtack Customer
A pleasure to work with. Jeff and his team did a beautiful job renovating our walkout basement space. Great design sense. Competitive pricing for high-quality work.
CJA Construction Inc.CJA Construction Inc.
Ula R.
We hired Alex to remodel our basement. He and his team did a great job with framing the new wall, painting, and flooring. He also did the electrical work to add new lighting. Alex was very responsive from start to finish and communicated very clearly the next steps in the process. The quality of work was superb and we are very happy with our basement. We would absolutely hire him again and have already recommended him to others.
Wasi Solutions LLCWasi Solutions LLC
Stefanie Z.
We had Jorge work on our basement-replace drywall, remove wainscoting, install a sink, patch the ceiling & paint. Jorge was great to work. He’s very quick to respond to texts or phone calls. He showed up to the job site every morning to review the work to be done for the day. After the job was complete he did a walk thru to ensure all work was done to our satisfaction.
J&D Construction ServiceJ&D Construction Service
Scott J.
Yobany and his team did an amazing job on our basement last Fall. He did a great job of communicating the entire time, his pricing was extremely competitive, and we will absolutely be using him again for more projects. He doesn't cut corners and is genuinely interested in customer service - something that gets lost on other General Contractors. We have already referred him to 2 other neighbors and will continue to do so.
Endeavor Design & BuildEndeavor Design & Build
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