Questions to ask before hiring a general construction contractor


The last thing that you can do, is to just hire the best and first general construction contractor that you can find. You should make sure that this is the right contractor for your needs. The only way that you can do this, is by asking the right questions. Questions that will make your decision a lot easier. These are the most important questions you should ask a contractor before you hire them.

Do you have a license as a construction contractor?

The first thing that you should ask is if they do have a license as a construction contractor business. Every business should be registered and should have a license before they can’ do business.

There is no reason why a contractor doesn’t have a valid license. And, you should not do business with this type of contractors. If something goes wrong during the construction, you are going to be held responsible. This is because the service that you have used, wasn’t legit, and you knew about it.

Do you have any valid insurances?

Yes, even general construction contractors need to have valid insurance. This is to cover you when one of the contractors or helpers are getting injured during the construction. And, if something goes wrong with the construction, you will know that they are covered to correct it for you. Without paying anything extra.

If you don’t want to get into trouble when something happens on site, then you should ask them about their insurance policies. You can even ask them to show the policy to you before you are hiring them.

What type of experience do you have in general construction?

Experience is really important. Especially, if you want to get a high-quality job done, and that you are going to get it done correctly. This is why you need to ask the contractor what type of experience they have. And, if they have enough experience for a job that you want to get done.

You can even ask for a reference, to make sure about the quality work that they are doing.

These are the top 3 questions that you need to ask a general construction contractor. There are many other questions as well, but these ones are the most important ones to consider. This is the only way that you can know for sure that you are going to get value for money and that you are using a legit contractor with the right licenses and experience.