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Common signs of a poor contractor

When the time comes to find a contractor for your bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel or to finish your basement, you will want to find the best out there. Don't settle for a contractor that doesn't come with strong recommendations from trusted people close to you. If you do, you very well could wind up begging them to come finish the project. Here are some common signs of a poor contractor so you are not out of luck with your project.

How do I resolve a construction dispute?

Construction disputes happen more often than many people realize. The fact that you don't hear about a lot of them is due to both parties resolving their issues before they reach the news. Construction disputes can occur on any type or size of project, from the construction of a shed to the construction of a new skyscraper. So, how do you resolve a construction dispute in Florida?

Looking at the role of the construction manager

No matter where you look, you are bound to find something being built, renovated or torn down. This is the world of construction, and it is always moving in Miami and the rest of Florida. The industry is so important that there is a position at every construction firm known as the construction manager. Not many people really understand the role of the construction manager, even if they have hired a construction company.

Bridge collapses, kills 6 in horrifying scene

Any time there is a structure that has damage, it's important for someone to report it and for that damage to be repaired. This case is a horrifying example of what can go wrong and why it's so dangerous not to fix problems with structures quickly. Those who died in this case likely left families behind who now have to deal with their losses.

John Moriarty & Associates sued over contraction defects

If there's a construction defect affecting a property you own, you'll do anything you can to make sure the person who caused it fixes it and compensates you for your trouble. That's what's going on in this case in Florida. According to a recent news article, Icon Brickell has filed a lawsuit against John Moriarty and Associates of Florida along with 20 subcontractors.

Here's what to look for in your next contractor

Contractors and adjusters have a responsibility to their clients. They should provide bids for the work they will perform that match with industry standards. They should hold to the contracts you have. They certainly should do high-quality work on the budget they agree to.

Poor contractor? You can fight back to prevent greater losses

When you build a home or building, you want to know that you have one of the best, most cost-effective contractors around. You want to know that you're getting your money's worth and that you're not being taken advantage of.

How a mechanic’s lien can protect construction workers

Construction can be a risky business for many reasons. The risk of injury can be higher on a construction site compared to other workplaces. In addition to the physical risks of the job, many construction professionals are independent contractors, relying on the individual who hired them to issue payment for completed work in a timely manner. Unfortunately, for many people in this line of work, prompt payment is not always something they can count on.

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