Four Questions to Ask Contractors BEFORE They Start on Your Holmesville, Ohio Home

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 by Leslie Uphouse

Bad experiences with home repair contractors are no fun. Regardless of the situation, once a contractor has started work, you typically feel as if you have to see it through no matter what happens. There’s an easy way to avoid a lot of the pitfalls of hiring just about any kind of home repair contractor. And that is to ask a few simple questions before you hire them! The Basement Guys have put together a list of the four most important questions to ask. 

  1. How long have you been in business? 

Expertise is gained chiefly through experience. The longer a contractor has been in business, the higher the experience and reputation with homeowners. Ask them about the specific task you’re looking to fix. For The Basement Guys, we have been in business for over 20 years! We have years of experience specializing in all things basements as well as concrete repair, concrete leveling, and foundation repair.

  1. How many employees do you have? 

Company size isn’t always an indicator of competence, but a contractor that has a few job-specific employees is serious about his or her business and can handle repairs of a larger scale. For example, when it comes to repairing a concrete driveway, you want someone who has a lot of experience with concrete repair instead of a Jack-of-all-trades who does a little bit of concrete, a little bit of plumbing, etc. The Basement Guys are a locally owned and operated business with several teams of contractors, each with specific skills for the specific job. 

  1. Are you accredited? 

Depending on the state, contractors need to be licensed for their services. Beyond that, most respectable contractors seek accreditation from organizations such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or the local chamber of commerce. The Basement Guys are accredited through the BBB, and have affiliations with Basement Systems, Cleanspace, and more!

  1. Do you offer a warranty? 

The best home-repair contractors stand behind their work with some sort of guarantee. This should assure satisfaction and should be transferable to the new owners if you sell your home. The Basement Guys offer warranties on the majority of our products, and they are transferable! 

By asking these questions and paying close attention to a contractor’s attitude, you can ensure the experience is positive. The Basement Guys know how frustrating it is finding contractors with warranties, quality products, and more, and want to help you! Whether it’s designing a finished basement or leveling your driveway, we have you covered. Call us today to get started with a free estimate in Holmesville, OH.