At Millennium Foundations, not many people know as well as we do how competitive the concrete foundation industry is. And because there’s so much competition, that might lead some dishonest foundation contractors to go to surprising lengths to earn your business. Obviously, hiring them would be bad news for your construction project, but first, you need to know how to identify when a foundation contractor isn’t trustworthy. Here are three red flags to avoid when hiring a foundation contractor:
- Questionable Pricing- Some foundation contractors try to outbid their competitors to ensure that they are chosen. However, a lower price can often mean that the contractor will provide poor-quality results. You are wise to keep looking if their pricing is significantly lower than that of other contractors. The same goes for if their pricing is much higher than the competition.
- No Written Contract- When undergoing a construction project, it is essential that you put everything in writing. Without a contract, a foundation contractor could disappear without ever doing the work or they could end up providing shoddy workmanship that they can’t be held liable for since there’s no evidence.
- No References- Foundation contractors who refuse to provide references or photos of their past work are a red flag because being unable to show you their past work could mean they are not legitimate foundation contractors.
If you’re looking for trustworthy foundation contractors for your residential or commercial construction project in Gainesville, Georgia, give us a call today for more information.