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12/06/2016
By: Sfl S.
American Construction Services
I don't give them a 5 star in expertise for a couple of things that called our attention. One corner of the house that was replaced with new 2x4 and the decorating blocks werected fixed but I asked them to filled in a gap hole they overlooked. Also the gas line was brought up to the kitchen using a flexible yellow line instead of using the hard pipe, and all because it would make their job easier. The problem was when we bought a new gas range we found out the problem with their job. They were supposed to use a hard pipe even if it was more difficult or timing and bring the hard pipe through the floor and then use the flexible line. We had to fixed that.
07/14/2012
By: barbieo
American Construction Services
The Best in the business. Had my house sided, bay window installed, front door & fixed my roof that a previous contractor screwed up. They don't ask for a deposit and they even volunteered to help a handicap baseball league repair their concession stand after it was flooded by Irene. 100% top notch professional work completed. I always contact the owner Dan first for all of my jobs. If you need any more information about this company please contact me @ 518-986-2975
05/19/2009
By: milesc
Fhg Contracting
This company was excellent in every aspect of the job. From preparation to cleanup I am very satisfied with the job the did on my roof!
Tips & Advices
If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered.
Absolutely ask. Paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. Include this payment plan in the contract, as well.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work and all costs are listed in the contract, including details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Yes. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.

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