The Importance Of Construction Contract Details
If you're an experienced contractor, you probably don't
need to read this article, unless you're interested in a refresher
course on construction contract details. Anyone who has worked as a
construction contractor, or dealing with contractors in the construction
business, understands construction contract details and these details
can become extremely important, whenever a problem arises between the
contractor and the client.
If your receiving bids for a bathroom remodeling project, and someone gives you a piece of paper with their name on it, and a total price for your bathroom remodeling project and within the construction contract detail area, only has a few words, but the contractor tells you that they know what you want and they can do the job for this amount, you had better get them to give you some specific details or explain to them that you will not be requiring their services. This usually motivates them to fill in the blanks.
You're looking for an estimate or bid proposal, with as much information as you can possibly imagine, to have written with in the proposal. The contractors should list everything can be that they are going to be doing as part of their services. If the bathroom remodeling project, includes a new mirror and it's not listed within the scope of work, you need to remind the contractor, to add this into their proposal.
Any little thing that you could possibly think of, should be in all of your construction proposals. This could save the contractor and the homeowner a lot of headaches and frustration in the future. The more information, the clearer the scope of work is. I can't tell you how many problems I've had, dealing with this situation.
I suggest that you take my advice, and make sure that your construction contract details are crystal clear.