Questions tagged [contractors]

For questions relating to the subject of general contractors for home construction, including soliciting or making bids, working with or under a general contractor, handling payment, and warranty considerations.

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How can I determine if a contractor has a valid license?

Is there a website that you can check to see if a contractor is licensed and is valid? Is it a state by state thing, or is their a national database as well?
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Possible to refinish hardwood floor without messing with quarter-round baseboard?

I am evaluating a quote to refinish my hardwood floors and stairs. The contractor mentioned that they would not be removing the quarter-round below the base board and it would require touch up after ...
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Plumber asking for a lot more money, after starting work

A plumber gave me a quote to bring natural gas to a standby generator, which I accepted. He began work today. This evening he sent me an email saying that to install a larger gas meter would cost at ...
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Is is appropriate to negotiate price with contractor

I have a problem with my roof that I'm not equipped or interested in fixing myself. I found an appropriate contractor who sent a contract with a price that I feel is to high. I would like to ask ...