In the world of home improvement, basement finishing and remodeling pros are the contractors you call when you want your project to be successful. They understand the difference between upstairs projects and basement projects — how they differ and why. Before you hire a foundation company, consider these few things.
A reputable basement pro will offer the following:
Knowledge about special approaches and materials that basement jobs require.
An ability to offer valuable expertise and advice pertaining to design, helping you choose solutions for unique problems and steering you clear of trends that may not work in your space or that may simply be a waste of space that could otherwise be used more practically. Unless you have basement design experience, it’s best to avoid contractors who seem uninterested in helping you make design choices.
Familiarity with and willingness to conform to local building code.
Willingness to pull the proper permits before the work starts.
Ask these questions. How long have you been in business? Can you provide references from past customers? Do you offer a warranty? If so, what does it cover? What type of solution do you think I need and why?