General Contractor and Permits.

General Contractor and Permits.

Not only should a General Contractor be helpful if a permit is required as they should know (or be able to easily find out) how building codes will affect your project, but also a General Contractor will be available to meet with the Building Inspector.  While...
General Contractors have experience with Building Codes and dealing with Building Inspectors. 

General Contractors have experience with Building Codes and dealing with Building Inspectors. 

Finally, General Contractors have experience with Building Codes and dealing with Building Inspectors.  This should only be a consideration if your project will involve a Building Permit.  Some communities do not require Building Permits for many trades...
General Contractors should also know how to plan for the unknowns that seem to take place in many projects.

General Contractors should also know how to plan for the unknowns that seem to take place in many projects.

From experience, they know which aspects of the project are more likely to have a problem and they try and stay on top of those issues, drawing on their prior background to organize solutions if needed.  Solving problems, whether unknown, or expected is another...
General Contractors should also perform other tasks that you might not be familiar with.

General Contractors should also perform other tasks that you might not be familiar with.

They are responsible for knowing which materials have long lead times and ordering them once the specifics of what is needed has been determined but not too late as to introduce a delay in progress.  A client might not know that most windows and doors are all...
How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence?  PART 2 of 2

How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence?  PART 2 of 2

Even if you believe you know the sequence of the work to be done, it is important to understand how long each phase of work is going to take to complete long before it starts so the next phase can be scheduled.  When we schedule a job, we decide before any work...
How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence?  PART 1 of 2

How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence? PART 1 of 2

That depends on the specifics.  For example, if you do not know any better and you ask the drywall to be installed before the lathe (this is the paper and wire used in the first step of exterior stucco) then when the lathe is installed, the vibration from the...

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