Houses are often the biggest asset someone owns. Building a house is therefore an expensive undertaking. Remodeling a house is usually lowest. If a contractor makes a mistake, they are likely to be sued or have to pay out of their own pocket to correct the mistake. Here are some of the most common mistakes of construction and renovation companies.
Do not create an exact work field
What do you build? It is a terrace, a new kitchen or a shed? Get specific. How big will the bridge be in terms of square feet? Are you going to replace the cabinet doors and install new appliances, or do you expect to demolish everything and build a new kitchen from scratch? If you do not ask the customer to clarify what he wants you to do, you may struggle after because you have imagined something completely different from what the customer expected.
Don’t have the right insurance coverage
Too many entrepreneurs try to work without insurance, license and guarantee. Homeowners should reject a contractor who is not authorized to work with plumbing or wiring, as the literal threat causes errors in this area. A contractor who does not have plumbing permits also cannot obtain permission for this new water heater installation. Then there is the fact that working without a license can after make the house unsellable.
The entrepreneurs themselves can try to minimize or avoid insurance, as it involves overhead costs. You should have liability insurance to pay for the damage that your mistakes may cause to the customer’s home. Another mistake is not to have compensation for employees. You may think that because most of the work is done by hired contractors and day labor, you do not need to have employee compensation. In reality, they are bound by the system due to the fact that they hire people, especially in something as peril as buildings. If you have difficulty obtaining your compensation, work with a lawyer who can defend your rights.
Do not have the right security measures
Never take security shortcuts. Don’t expect people to arrive with the right fall protection systems, helmets and gloves. Deliver. Make sure everyone on the site has the right training, and don’t let them take on peril work if they are not qualified. This means that you cannot hire day laborers to work on a second-floor roof by installing shingles, and you should not ask anyone to clean the lead paint without proper training or safety equipment. Invest in scaffolding for painters that are more than four feet above the ground.
Poor Project Planning
Poor project planning can take various forms. A common mistake is not to define a calendar or not to manage the calendar. If you are building a house, you need to know when the carpet will come before you pour the foundation. Although there may be delays, you must have a well-defined schedule. This ensures that your team is not inactive because a critical task has not been completed. You need to have a detailed schedule so that the material is there on time, but does not stay so long that it is stolen or goes wrong.