Waterproofing your home can mean the difference between being protected and suffering catastrophic damage. Hiring a waterproofing company to protect your home is a task that can’t be taken lightly. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at the top four things to consider to make sure that you’re hiring the right contractor for your situation.
Waterproofing Hiring Tip #1: Make Sure They’re Insured, Licensed, and Bonded
As you beginning the search for a waterproofing partner, one of the first things to consider is their legal status. While it might seem acceptable to hire a company based on a cheaper quote, it’s important to think about the level of security that you and they have–should something go wrong.
Well established contractors will almost always carry the right levels of insurance, be licensed by state or local authorities, and are often bonded. These are safeguards for the customer and the company. Insist on reviewing this information. If you can’t find it on their website, be sure to ask. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Hiring Tip #2: How Long They’ve Been in Business
Similarly, it’s important to learn a bit more about the history of a potential contractor. Whenever possible, consider hiring companies that are well established in your community. Well established means that they have a track record that can be reviewed. It also means that there’s a better chance that they will offer a warranty–and stand behind it confidently.
Waterproofing Hiring Tip #3: Be Sure They Support the Work You Need Done
As you dig deeper into your search, consider the size of the operation involved. Supporting small businesses is great for the community but it can pose a difficult scenario for your home. Small companies may not have the staff or the equipment to get the job done at a speed that fits your needs.
Hiring Tip #4: Check Online Reviews and Ask Your Neighbors
Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure that you feel confident that you’re hiring the right professional waterproofers for your unique problem. One last way to verify would be to check with online review sites like Yelp or Angie’s List. You might also check with friends, family, and neighbors who have had waterproofing work done. Trust your network and your instincts.
HS Waterproofing has been improving the homes of customers throughout New Jersey for over twenty years. All of our experts are IICRC trained and certified. We strive to add peace of mind and we don’t rest until the job is done to your satisfaction. If you’re ready to have waterproofing work done on your home, contact us today!