Best 30 General Contractors in Upper Marlboro, MD with Reviews - YP.com
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11/27/2015
By: Marvin L.
Tessa Structures
I work for this company and it is a good experience. Its very hard and you have to stay focused in whats around you. But I like it...
01/30/2013
By: terryt3
Walker's Contracting Services
Walker's Contracting Services came out to my home after we had some severe water damage after the big storms. They came to our home on time, they were professional, and they were very knowledgable about how to resolve our damages. The owner was on site and was very friendly as well. They gave us a fair price, and excellent service throughout the entire process. We were overhelmed at how our home looked when Walker's finished the project. It was better than before the flooding damage. All I can say is that they were a God send for us and we recommend their company to everyone we know.
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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