Avoiding Patio And Deck Building Nightmares
One of the worst things that could ever happen to anyone
who is building a patio or deck is overpaying your contractor for an
inferior product. If you're not planning on getting at least three
estimates, it's your own fault. That doesn't mean that you can't
complain about it, but how many times does someone need to tell you.
I hate to sound so uncaring, but I wouldn't be writing these articles, if I didn't care at all. About two weeks ago a woman called me up and I gave her an estimate for a patio cover that was going to be difficult to build. I have to admit, that there was going to be a lot of work in the foundation and an inexperienced contractor might not have enough information about this type of patio cover construction and this would result in a lower price to the homeowner.
She never got back to me or asked me about my estimate. I rarely contact homeowners that haven't stayed in contact with me or lose interest. I'm not the type of contractor who pushes clients around into making decisions or scaring them and telling them to watch out for unscrupulous contractors.
I don't want to scare my potential clients, by telling them the truth about some contractors, who really aren't interested in building a superior product or could care less about the homeowner, once they have received their final payment. I just don't do business that way.
The point that I would like to make here is simple,” If you want to avoid patio and deck building construction nightmares, you should get at least three bids and ask each contractor how they are going to construct the patio or deck. If you don't have enough information, from one of the contractors, ask for more.
If one of these contractors isn't interested in providing you with more information or explaining the patio or deck building process to you, find another contractor. I can't say this enough, you should get at least three bids for any construction project. This includes patios and decks.