How To Avoid These 4 Remodeling Disasters

A serious, unforeseen problem in a home remodel is the worst nightmare of any homeowner. Avoiding a home remodel disaster is a top priority for any home remodel specialist. The details of your remodel, general and specific, need to be monitored and controlled to avoid any major problems in your home.

Unexpected Issues Behind The Walls

Unexpected issues behind the walls, ceiling or floors will seriously disrupt the process of your home remodel. On the surface, your home may appear to be in good condition, but many serious problems are often hidden, unforeseen and unnoticed.  Faulty plumbing, electrical, mold, asbestos or a pest invasions are unforeseen issues with the power to destroy your remodel schedule.

An experienced design build contractor will work with you to help you build an investment projection that allows for some wiggle room for changes or unwanted surprises. Your best option to avoid complications with your remodel, due to unforeseen issues, is to account for them in your costs.

Structural Issues

The phrase ‘structural issues’ can bring fear and anxiety to any homeowner. Structural issues usually constitute a serious problem that will severely impact your home remodel project. For example, you may discover that a wall you wanted removed is a load-bearing wall that would require an alternative support solution such as a beam or a beam and a post.  You may want to open up a basement, only to find it is filled with pipes, wires and supporting beams. Even heavy or large appliances like commercial fridges or range hoods can stretch the load bearing limits of your residential construction.

You can avoid structural issues by consulting with a trusted and experienced home remodel professional and engineer before beginning your project.

Previous Remodel Work Poorly Completed

A new home remodel project will often quickly uncover any substandard previous work. Poorly done work in your home may reveal and demonstrate the need to repair any present damage. Little can be done about incorrect or unpermitted work done on your home in the past. You can ensure that you use only certified and qualified contractors for all future projects done in your home. An inspection by a qualified contractor can help identify potential issues with previous work and develop a plan to bring faulty work up to code.

Contractor Leaves You High and Dry

Experienced remodelers can tell you any number of horror stories about unreliable contractors who walked out in the middle of a remodel or failed to complete the work as planned. Finding the right remodel contractor is key to avoiding any of these unfortunate situations. Looking at one or two good reviews online is not a large enough sample size to base your decision for choosing your home remodel specialist. Explore multiple references, personal recommendations or business listings to ensure your contractor is insured, licensed and bonded. Once you have narrowed the field of options, be sure to reach out to contractors you think would be a good fit to build rapport.  Hear first-hand experience of “How My Contractor Dumped Me.”

Being prepared and working with a high-quality remodel professionals are the best methods to avoid remodel disasters. Taking the time to be seek a reliable home remodel specialist will save you time, stress and hassle, and produce an outstanding result.

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