Construction and Home Improvement Resources
Here we have compiled a variety of resources related to construction, building and home improvement including articles, infographics and videos. Resources are displayed from the most recently published to the oldest.
Keeping open communication is the best way to experience a successful project. never assume that the other person knows what you are thinking or how you want something done. Spell it out in writing. In a communication vacuum, errors are sure to happen.
When you hear the phrase “mechanic’s lien”, you may be thinking of the local auto repair shop but a mechanic’s lien has nothing to do with maintenance your car. By law a mechanic is a tradesman, contractor, or anyone who works with tools, including carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, roofers, and a host of others. A lien is a legal claim to physical property until a debt is paid off.
A contract is an agreement between parties that clearly states the responsibilities and expectations involved in a project. Its design is to protects the rights of both parties involved. Once the contract is signed, it becomes a legally binding document, but should really be considered a statement of trust between contractor and the person hiring the contractor, whether that be a homeowner, project manager or company.
Finding a reputable and honest contractor is of extreme importance if your project is going to be completed in a timely manner and without a lot of worry and stress. While the vast majority of contractors are skilled at their trade as well as ethical in their business practices, their are a few rotten tomatoes out there.