Okay, so you’ve signed a contract with a general contractor. Congratulations! Now, you probably feel pretty excited. But you may also feel a little nervous. Don’t worry, that’s totally normal. Both are to be expected. Want to make sure your project goes off without a hitch? Ask your general contractor these questions before your project starts.
Ask your general contractor these questions before your project starts
1. Who is the on-site project manager?
Your general contractor is probably the on-site project manager. But if they aren’t, you need to find out who is. You want to get a specific name here. Even better if they offer you their contact information. This person will be your point of contact for throughout the project.
2. Will you provide me daily updates?
You’re hoping for a yes here. If not daily, you want regular updates for sure. It may very well be that there really isn’t anything exciting to update for you on a daily basis. And you may not want to bothered that often. But it’s best for you and your GC to discuss an update schedule so you’re happy.
3. Who will pull the required permits? You or me?
When you ask your general contractor this question, you want to hear that they will be pulling the permits. Best to leave the pros to what they do best, you know? Plus, most states have specific laws in place about who pulls the permits.
4. What can I expect now?
You want to get some clarity on exactly what you can expect at this point. When are they coming? What time will they start work each day? What do they need from you? Go ahead and ask specific questions about the day-to-day interactions. For instance, some projects may require you to crate your animals or for you to be out of the house for the day. Your GC should be able to give you specifics on how to move forward at this point.
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