As you begin to build your new home, you may have a few run-ins with settling over the next few months. As a new house is being built, dirt is often shifted around and dug up to accommodate the needs of the new home. While it might seem like a trivial issue, you will have many problems in the future depending on the type of land you are building your home.
In order to prevent issues from occurring with the home, choose a contractor you can trust who will run all the proper tests. You do not want to hire someone who is inexperienced or rushing to get the home built as fast as possible.
While hastiness if always appreciated, in the case of building a home – it can sometimes come with drawbacks.
What to Look for In Your Contractor
As you begin to look into contractors, it is important for you to have a checklist of dos and don’ts for them. You want someone who is not only trustworthy, but also someone who is able to accommodate your needs. This requires the following checklist:
- Ask your contractor about soil settling and see how they answer your concerns. Some contractors won’t care and they will give you the “run around” with it. A few of the contractors may even insist that it will never be an issue with your home.Truth is no contractor can tell you that without getting your soil tested. That is why it is important for you to hear out their full solution. If they mention hiring a soil analyst to come by and search the perimeter to test it for the type of soil you have most abundantly, you have chosen a good contractor. You need to know if you are building a custom desk or otherwise, they are able to test in a wide radius to make these accommodations for you.
- See how involved the company is with building beyond basic household needs. Some contractors will only have expertise with building basic homes. You do not want something generic, especially if you are paying to have the home built for you and to accommodate your needs.
You want a contractor that will give you custom desk information, pool information (indoor and outdoor) and have experience with these type of projects. The more experience the contracting company has, the better off your project will be for you.
- Ask about their aaccreditation and certifications. You need to know that you have skilled people working on your project. While not everyone will be certified, it is important to know the number of certified and accredited people who will be working on your home. Having more unexperienced members than experienced members may lead to a downward spiral of your home construction.
You want only the best construction workers on your team, so hire a reliable staff you can trust!