Who really saves when you hire a contractor that is not willing, or does not want, to permit your job? Not permitting your job may save you some money in the beginning but in the end, you, the homeowner or business owner, may pay the price. Having a project permitted is relatively inexpensive compared to what it may cost you later. When you get ready to sell your home, or insure it, proper documentation may be needed to show that the project was completed by a licensed contractor and was completed to code in order to have a loss covered by the insurance company or to complete the sale of your home. Hiring Fleming and Associates, Inc., we will ensure that your project is properly permitted as required by the county and that it is properly completed. Contact us today at 404-490-0455 or at flemingconst.com.
When you have found the house of your dreams and your agent refers a home inspector, you may need to ask questions to protect you and your family from making a disappointing mistake. Finding out your home has an addition that has been added by the past home owner, that was not permitted, could cost you thousands of dollars later. If proper permitting was not done for the added space, you could loose the space altogether, county officials could require the space to be removed. Most home inspectors do not take the time to insure whether or not a basement finish or a complete addition was properly permitted, possibly leaving a potential home buyer in a tragic mistake of buying a home with additions or basements that were completed with incompetent contractors. Checking whether or not the construction project was done by local codes and inspected by proper officials can save your family the grief of buying a home that has major defects that a home inspector or agent will over look.
As a home owner you may not know, Metro Atlanta has many contractors that say they are licensed contractors, but in fact, they are not. Taking advantage of customers and their families while providing services they are unlicensed to provide. If your contractor is providing any of the services for Heating/Air, Plumbing , Electrical, Structural and more, which most basements, kitchen & bath remodeling involves these type of trades, your licensed contractor can pull a permit. Most licensed General Contractor can provide the proper permits. Without proper permits the remodeling or addition project that your contractor may have performed could be in violation of building codes and could be required to be removed or dismantled also could void your homeowners insurance, costing a home owner a great deal more than if they would have hired a licensed professional. Taking the time to verify your contractors license you may find that your contractor in fact is not license to be providing construction services in Georgia. Checking your contractors license is completely up to you the home owner or property owner. Five minutes could save you by going to sos.ga.gov. website to verify all contractor.
Contractors are required by law and codes to permit new and replacement decks . So if your contractor says that he does not have to permit your deck . He may not no local codes and laws , and your deck my not meet local codes when its been rebuilt. This can lead to future problems when you either renew your insurance or possible try to sell your home. Having the proper documentation when it comes time to do these type things can save you as a home owner a lot of headaches. Hiring a state licensed contractor that can permit your deck , or home project will save you time and money . When it comes to dealing with local county inspectors , your contractor should be willing to let them inspect the work that he is doing for you. And be grateful that there are codes and laws that protect you as a home owner. From Contractor performing work that is unsatisfactory and will not pass an inspection. Hire Local Pros Fleming & Associates Inc. at 770-456-1250 or visit our web site www.flemingconst.com
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