A professional crawl space contractor is your safest bet for any work involving this area of your home. However, you’ll need to make sure you find the right professionals for the job to ensure that everything gets done properly.
Regardless of whether you’re having encapsulation or some other service done, you’ll want to ask the right questions. Read on to learn more about which questions you should ask your contractor, so you know they’re the right ones for the job.
Are You a Licensed Crawl Space Contractor?
Any contractor you use should be licensed, and crawl space contractors are no exception. Although North Carolina does not require crawl space contractors to be licensed, you will benefit from using professionals who are licensed anyway.
The contractor you choose should present licensing and other credentials if asked. Most contractors will consider their licensing a major source of pride and make sure potential customers know about it.
Licensed professionals are up-to-date in all their skills, trained and experienced. When your crawl space may have serious problems, you will find it comforting to know that your chosen professional knows how to handle everything.
What Insurance Do You Carry as a Crawl Space Contractor?
A crawl space contractor should carry a workers’ compensation policy. Although some homeowners overlook these policies’ importance, this coverage is vitally important.
Workers’ compensation and liability are the two most important types of insurance that your contractor should have. These policies provide peace of mind, as well as protection from accruing high medical costs on behalf of a contractor.
The unforeseen circumstance that workers’ compensation provides for is a worker getting injured while working on your crawl space. If one of these policies is in place, you won’t be liable for the injured worker’s medical bills.
Liability insurance is also important in case the contractor damages anything while the work is being completed. In this unlikely circumstance, the contractor will cover the cost of any repairs necessary to fix the damage, saving homeowners a lot of worries.
How Long Has Your Company Been in Business?
If the company has been in business for several years, this is a good sign when it comes to credibility. When a company has become established, you know that they have had a chance to build up a reputation and have customer reviews as a helpful reference.
Companies that have recently gone into business are less likely to stay around in the long run. You want assurance that the company will still be there if any issues arise that require further attention.
Do You Offer Consultations?
Consultations to determine your needs are an important part of the process for anything involving crawl spaces in your home. Whether you need your crawl space maintained or you’re buying a house you want to be inspected, a contractor should be willing to offer these types of services.
Offering a consultation is a great way to ensure that the contractors know what you need. If your crawl space has somewhat complex needs, your contractor will be in a better position to help you with the extra information a consultation provides.
Falcone Crawl Space offers the full range of services that you might need for your crawl space. These services include encapsulation, foundation repair, and attic insulation installation.
You will want to contact us about your foundation crawl space needs if you require any of these types of services. We will be glad to answer any crawl space contractor questions that you might have or address any concerns you have.