Concrete Piles: Methods of Installation

02/18/2019

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Concrete Piles: Methods of Installation To overcome the problem of not reaching proper depth many of the pressed concrete piling contractors have devised methods to help the pile drive through the soil. One such method is placing a cone shaped piece on the bottom of the leading concrete cylinder. This is supposed to overcome the…

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Finding a Contractor: Part 2

02/14/2019

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Finding a Contractor: Part 2 Hiring a Home Repair Contractor Interview each contractor you’re considering. Here are some questions to ask. How long have you been in business? Look for a well-established company and check it out with consumer protection officials. They can tell you if there are unresolved consumer complaints on file. One caveat: No…

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Finding a Contractor: Part 3

02/14/2019

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Finding a Contractor: Part 3 Understanding Your Payment Options You have several payment options for most home improvement and maintenance and repair projects. For example, you can get your own loan or ask the contractor to arrange financing for larger projects. For smaller projects, you may want to pay by check or credit card. Avoid…

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Contractor 101: Don’t Get Scammed

02/14/2019

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Contractor 101: Don’t Get Scammed The “Home Improvement” Loan Scam A contractor calls or knocks on your door and offers to install a new roof or remodel your kitchen at a price that sounds reasonable. You tell him you’re interested, but can’t afford it. He tells you it’s no problem — he can arrange financing…

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Contractor 101: When the Job’s Done

02/14/2019

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Contractor 101: When the Job’s Done Keeping Records Keep all paperwork related to your project in one place. This includes copies of the contract, change orders and correspondence with your home improvement professionals. Keep a log or journal of all phone calls, conversations and activities. These records are especially important if you have problems with…

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