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Question DetailsAsked on 8/7/2013

General contractor or Remodeling contractor?

We had found water damage and need our subfloor and wall fixed in one bedroom. We will also have other projects throughout the house (fixed buckling wall, leaky pipe somewhere between two walls). We do not know for sure which we need (general contractor or remodeling contractor) to get these jobs done. The house was build in 1975 and hasn't really been updated since and we aren't sure what else will be found. Please help as this needs to be done ASAP. Thank you

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You are getting into mostly structural fixes rather than architectural finishes and fixtures and cabinets and such, so you want a general contractor with experience in rehabilitating damages and old houses. He will have more experience and capability in doing structural repairs, and can still do the drywall, painting, flooring etc needed afterwards.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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The questioner , by virtue of the fact that the house was originally constructed in 1975, is also going to have to contend with the EPA- RRP regulations . Whom ever they hire , will need to be fully versed in the RRP regulations as they attempt to accomplish whatever the homeowner needs . This recently Enforced ( April 2010 ) LEAD Protection Law , while somewhat over reaching and all encompassing is a major pain in the neck and is creating enormous loss of work for well meaning and talented contractors , despite the contentions of the EPA and the other Government Agencies . I have encountered many jobs where contractors are refusing or failing to inform the client of this encompassing law ,and then when I inform the client of the requirement ,am often are asked to leave the job site as the client does want to accept the truth of what they are being told....................

TOO many Jobs are then lost when an UNCERTIFIED Contractor skips the truth and does the job improperly ! And they never get caught............ !


Answered 5 years ago by BentheBuilder




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