This week I have a few quick tips for dealing with contractors. These tips come from a 2017 article written in Consumer Reports called “Home Renovations without Aggravation—Learn how to combat shady contractor practices and avoid common and costly mistakes many homeowners make.”
Although the article addresses home renovations, most of the information in the article is also relevant for those of us who will be building new homes.
That consumer reports article highlights information from a recent survey of 300 general contractors from around the United States. The survey was conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
In the survey, contractors admitted to some shady practices that are found in the construction industry. Some of the shady industry practices include:
-contractors using unskilled laborers to carry out their work
-winning jobs with lowball bids and then jacking up the cost later with “unforeseen problems”.
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